5 year army rotc scholarship Question

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  1. abrownlths

    abrownlths Member

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    Question to you guys. I've recently been awarded a 5 year army rotc scholarship. Is this normal? I was told that I got a 4 yr scholarship than an additional army rotc STEM scholarship. My major is in Aerospace Engineering at a great university. Is this normal? Your thoughts? I've just never seen anyone on this form mention a 5 year rotc scholarship.
     
  2. T-Bone

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    My son got a 4 year AF ROTC award this spring and was told the same thing by the ROTC detachment commander. He is majoring in engineering as well. They told him that he will chose his graduation year when he reports this August but they highly recommend the five year route due to the rigors of the program. He still would only owe the AF 4 years AD in return.
     
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    My DS was offered a 5yr AROTC at Univ of Ark, he was told it would only apply if he was majoring in engineering, and that if he changed majors it would revert back to a 4 yr
     
  4. Thompson

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    I'm on a 3-year AROTC scholarship for mechanical engineering. When I went up to talk to the PSU Bn about the possibility of doing a 4.5 year program, the ROO said that they'll pay that extra .5 year. I didn't mention anything about doing 5 years - but I'd assume they'll pay for that as well.

    I've read, every once in a while on this forums, of cadets having their scholarship extended that extra .5/1 year - I've only ever seen this for engineering majors though.
     
  5. cajuncarrier

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    My DS was told the exact same thing since his major is mechanical engineering. The MILS courses take up some of the regular major courses each semester therefore it becomes a five yr curriculum so they are not overloaded. AROTC will pay for it as long as his major is not changed and he is not retaking courses if he should fail.

    Also, he will finish with a minor in Leadership and Development (I believe that is what it is called, not sure exact terms) from all of the military courses.
     
  6. Aglahad

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    After reading some posts by Clarkson and talking to our HR guys if you decide to switch out of the dedicated STEM scholarship you could actually lose up to a year of scholarship (and I am not talking about from 5-4 but from 4-3).
    They aren't as lenient with major switching anymore. I am guessing that a ton of people claimed engineering to make their packet more enticing then switched later down the road. Obviously CC caught on and seems to be enforcing their standards.


    Moral of the story: Don't switch from an engineering major unless you would be okay without 1-2 semesters of scholarship
     
  7. Aglahad

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    The minor is school dependent. I have seen minors for military science and or leadership. Unfortunately my school (as well as a lot of others) didn't support either and we got nothing for our ROTC curriculum.
     
  8. cajuncarrier

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    minor/ROTC

    That's just not right!!!! The cadets at our school take approx 21 credit hours. That should be enough for a minor.
     

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