Army ROTC Application Question

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    jwhit3131 New Member

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    Hello-
    I am a Junior applying for Army ROTC Scholarships this summer/fall, and just had a quick question. Does anybody know if a certain number of the schools you apply for to Cadet Command have to be public institutions? A rep I talked to told me to look it up as he didn't know, but I can't find anything. Thanks!
     
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    My DS only listed 5 schools, and 2 had to be public, but not necessarily in his home state. He chose 1 in state and 1 out of state public school, and ranked them 4th and 5th. He received a 4 year Army ROTC scholarship from the 2nd board to his top 2 schools (private) and the in state public school. If you list 7 schools, 3 must be public.
     
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    When you can open your application in June, it lists the requirement. Basically 1-3 schools, 1 must be public, 4 or 5, 2 must be public, and 6 or 7, 3 must be public, I am going by memory here but you will be able to verify when your application is availablw.
     
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    Here is the actual requirements from the application:

    When selecting school choices, the application process requires that 3 of your 7 choices are public colleges or universities. If you select fewer than 6 schools, then 2 of the 5 choices must be public colleges or universities. 3 or fewer choices, 1 must be a public college or university.
     
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    Does public also equal 'in state'? Just curious. I know NROTC requires (or did anyway) 1 in-state public.
     
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    For us it did not. She had to select one "in state" school and in her case it was a private school (no public schools available for nursing and AROTC scholarships in our state). So her two public schools were actually out of state.
     
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    The AROTC app for my son required one of the school choices listed to be an in-state school.
     
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    Same with my son.
    He originally list 5 SMCs and the got an email that one choice had to be in state.
    He got a scholarship for his first choice and the in state.
     
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    The application actually would not let her continue without choosing an instate, but in her case it was a private school. I don't know if a private school in state works for everyone or just in her case since there are no state schools in our state that had ROTC nursing as an option.
     

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