$51.2 Million Dollars to ROTC

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  1. The OC Josh

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    http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/08/11/43561-army-rotc-awards-51-million-in-scholarships/
     
  2. Pima

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    I am glad you posted this because it allows candidates to see actual facts and figures regarding the AROTC scholarship recipients. Hopefully, this will give them guidance.
     
  3. Stitch45457

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    That number is really small compared to the past where is was around 4000. In May my company we had 13 get commissioned and we only got 5 new freshman for the fall.
     
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    I've been waiting for this information! Thanks, Josh. :)

    After reading the article, I wish it told us how many students applied. Oh well.
     
  5. Pima

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    My assumption from just last years responses on this forum would be the number of applicants has dramatically increased over the past few yrs. LY this forum was filled with candidates having to meet multiple boards before receiving their results. Also it seemed like there were more candidates getting lower scholarships...i.e. spread the wealth from the scholarship money pot.

    Finally, due to the economy, I am sure more people are looking into this as a way to pay for college, thus increasing the applicant pool.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/education/18academies.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=military%20academy&st=cse

    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/07/16/rotc

    Service Academy's growth in applications:
    Navy =+40%
    Army and AF +10%

    You could extrapolate ROTC apps are up 10% or more...
    Not sure how accurate that would be.



    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/04/AR2009110402899.html



    About 75 percent of the country's 17- to 24-year-olds are ineligible for military service, largely because they are poorly educated, overweight and have physical ailments that make them unfit for the armed forces, according to a report to be issued Thursday.

    Other factors, such as drug use, criminal records and mental problems, contribute to what military leaders say is a major problem that threatens the country's ability to defend itself at a time when the all-volunteer force is already strained fighting two wars.
     

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