AROTC Notification of Intent

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  1. katgar

    katgar New Member

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    Hello,
    I have learned alot through the ROTC threads and appreciate all the knowledge that is out there. My question is this...is the "Notification of Intent to Utilize ROTC Scholarship" a legally binding contract with the Army? I know there are obligations on my D/S's end that he will need to fulfill but what is his obligation to the army if he signs this? He is still finalizing his decision on which branch of the military he wants to join. He was awarded a 3 year AD to his top 2 schools. I contacted the army but have not heard back from them yet.
    Thank you!
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Signing the Notification of Intent is not binding, he can decline at anytime before he starts school and is not obligated to the Army until the start of his sophomore year.
     
  3. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    Congratulations to your son on the two AROTC scholarship offers. The Notification of Intent is not the same as a contract and does not bind your son. The contract which would bind him comes later, after he is on campus and has met requirements such as passing the APFT. In fact, as the contract is now written, even after signing the contract he would not be bound until the first day of his MS2 (sophomore) year.

    Please note that there is a strict time limit for signing and returning the Notification of Intent. If he fails to observe these limits he will lose the scholarship.
     
  4. katgar

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    Thank you both for your reply!
     

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