3 Year NROTC Scholarship

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  1. gavsaumure

    gavsaumure NROTC/USNA Applicant

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone had information on the NROTC College Program. In my case, I switched my major from nursing to mechanical engineering. Nursing was what my NROTC scholarship was designated for, so I had to drop it to pursue what I really want to do. I figured that I'd pay my first year tuition, and then apply for the 3-year scholarship.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :):smile:
     
  2. scutrules

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    I'm also applying for a 3 year scholarship for fall of 2012. I would talk to the NROTC unit of the school you're planning on attending about their college program, as each school runs it slightly differently. In my case, the unit I plan on joining has offered to help me with my application, something I will definitely take advantage of.

    Scholarship and College Program midshipmen are treated the same, so you will participate in all the same events and whatnot, only without the nice tuition assistance and stipend. All Naval books and uniforms are paid for by the Navy, regardless of your scholarship status.
     
  3. gavsaumure

    gavsaumure NROTC/USNA Applicant

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    So, if I understand this correctly, the 3 year program does not pay for tuition? And that it only pays for naval science courses, uniforms, and book fees?
     
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    If you receive a scholarship, then the 3 year scholarship program pays for tuition. But if you stay a college programmer all 4 years, tuition is not payed for. If you don't get a scholarship, you have to apply for advanced standing (I believe soph year) for you junior and senior years and only then do you start receiving a stipend. College Programmers also only go one one cruise instead of three.
     
  5. gavsaumure

    gavsaumure NROTC/USNA Applicant

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    Woo~~! You had me worried there for a moment. When Monday rolls around, I will get to talking to the NROTC unit at my university.

    Thanks for the insight :thumb:
     
  6. terp1984

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    As a college programmer you must either get advanced standing or a sideload scholarship by the 3rd year. To get a commission you must do at least 1 summer cruise. At this time the number of advanced standing NROTC is not known. Then numbers are determined by the anticipated number of junior officers that will be needed. With the lousy economy it seems the retention rate of officers is higher. It is possible that you could do 2 years as a college programmer and asked to disenroll as there may not be a large need for advanced standing mids. Its all manpower and budget issues. IMO a college programmer will need to perform at a higher level than a scholarship mid to have a good chance at a scholarship or advanced standing.
     
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