AROTC as college Student at SMC

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  1. jml1717

    jml1717 Member

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    When will college students find out if they have earned an AROTC contract and or scholarship from this fall? When and who reviews their packets? My DS is a sophomore at a SMC.

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  2. nofodad

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    My DS found out about his campus based scholarship the first week of November his MSI year. He contracted first week in December. Tuition, fees and book $ were paid for first semester, monthly stipend started Dec 15.
     
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    So they reimbursed him for the first semester? Congratulations to your son. Thank you.
     
  4. nofodad

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    Yes, we got it all back. Thanks, DS commissioned in May, waiting tables till he got to BOLC 1/22/17.
     
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  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Not sure what question you are asking...are you asking about the high school process or the campus based process. Since your Cadet is a sophomore I'm assuming you are asking about getting contracted or competing for a campus based scholarship. I would tell you that each school does things a little differently, so I can only tell you how things are done at Clarkson. We hold a board each semester and we have a standing order of merit list we use when we are allocated scholarships. If one of my Cadets is likely to not get a scholarship then I will talk to him/her about contracting and considering GRFD or SMP options. I would guess at the SMCs the cadre would be the ones to ask about status.

    If your Cadet is likely to be competitive the program may be waiting to see if there will be scholarships available for his year group before they try to contract him. Once he contracts he's not going to get a scholarship (in most cases), so there is no rush to contract. He may not know anything for sure until the end of this year in some cases. HE needs to ask his cadre if he's concerned about his status
     
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    My Cadet just switched from NROTC to AROTC this fall. He feels his opportunities in the Army are far better for what he wants to do. He is a civil engineering major. He has a 3.5 GPA after year 1 while playing Division 3 Lacrosse, great PFT scores and excelling within the Corp of Cadets. He just desperately wants an active duty contract. I knew a lot about the NROTC college program, new learning curve with Army. Thanks for any information you might have. He should be very competitive but until he has his contract he won't be satisfied. Thanks
     

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