AROTC --> NROTC

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  1. Torches2morches

    Torches2morches New Member

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    I'm applying for both AROTC and NROTC scholarships for several universities, and I had a question. I'm applying for a Humanities NROTC scholarship, which I know is really competitive. Say I get a 4-year AROTC scholarship at my college of choice and I accept. If I successfully apply freshman year for a 3-year NROTC scholarship, and I get it, am I allowed to switch units from AROTC to NROTC? Would the Army make me pay them back for the one year if I switch?
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    If you have a 4 year scholarship and leave the program during your first year and up to the day before the first day of your sophomore year, you will not owe the Army anything back for your scholarship. If you start your second year and then leave you would owe what tuition has been paid for both your sophomore and freshman year.

    As far as applying for the NROTC 3 year scholarship while in AROTC, I'm not sure that's even possible, others can confirm that know more about the program.

    Most mids that do apply for the 3 and 2 year NROTC Scholarships have enrolled as freshman in the program as a College Programmer, they submit their applications while they are participating in their first and second year of NROTC. If somehow your able to apply while in AROTC consider that you would be competing with Mids that are already in the program and have been able to show their worth to the program. The sideload scholarships are just as competitive if not more so then the national scholarship, not being already in the program won't help you much.

    If NROTC is what you really want and you don't receive a 4 year scholarship, entering as a College Programmer your first year would be the best bet. You would have the chance to do well and have a complete resume to offer with your application.
     
  3. nofodad

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    Jcleppe, I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure if you don't enroll in the NROTC battalion you can re-apply for the national scholarship maybe that's what the OP is talking about...it was my understanding if you go the college programmer route, then you can't re-apply. Kinnem will know.
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    I think your correct on that one, as a college programmer he would be applying for the side load scholarship.

    So I think your right, he could reapply. I have always wondered how that worked if they reapply and receive the scholarship, do they start as a second year Mid or do they have to have 4 years in the program. How do they catch up if they start their sophomore year. All questions I'm sure Kinnem will be able to help with when he sees this thread.
     
  5. rocatlin

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    On the Marine Option side, my son entered as a college programmer and reapplied for the 4 year scholarship (not the sideload) and received the scholarship -- although he'll only get the benefit for 3 years. He was also being considered for the sideload, but he got selected for the 4 year scholarship during the November board.

    I believe one of his Navy friends got the 4 year Navy scholarship as a college program mid. Being able to do this is something relatively recent.
     
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  6. kinnem

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    ding! ding! ding! rocatlin wins for the correct answer. You can (as of this year) re-apply for the 4 year scholarship while you're in the program. If you are not in the program then you'll need to double up on Naval Science classes for a couple semesters... which won't be easy but then again folks have done it.
     
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  7. Jcleppe

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    Knew those with the right answers would clear it all up.
     

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