Accept NROTC Scholarship?

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  1. AC11

    AC11 Member

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    Hello All,

    Just had a quick question I was hoping someone could answer. I found out today that I have received a NROTC scholarship. I noticed on my status page that I must either accept or decline the scholarship, but I was wondering whether or not I should accept the scholarship if I am still in the process of applying to the Service Academies (Received LOAs from USAFA and USNA)? Is it possible to accept the scholarship, then decline it if I am later accepted to a Service Academy?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Strength and Honor

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    Yes, if you get a service academy appointment you can turn down the NROTC scholarship if you want. Accept it.
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    AC11: I just pulled out my son's NROTC paperwork from three years ago.

    You have 30 days after receipt of the paperwork to complete and return an acceptance questionaire. The form clearly states that signing it does not obligate you to Navy service.

    There is additional information that states that if you decide you are no longer interested in NROTC after initially accepting the offer you should immediately notify NTSC in writing of your decision.

    Go ahead and sign the acceptance questionaire when you get it - you can decline the scholarship if an academy opens up.
     
  4. dunninla

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    Yes. Even if you fail to use the scholarship (get into a Service Academy, choose an AF or Army ROTC over Navy, or just plain change your mind) there is no obligation. Even if you fail to show up when school starts next Fall, there are no repurcussions. Your obligation starts the first day of the second year of the program.

    Out of courtesy to other applicants, you should formally decline an accepted scholarship as soon as you know you won't use it after all.
     
  5. AC11

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    Thanks Strength and Honor, USMCGrunt, and dunninla for the help! :thumb:
     

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