AROTC Stipend Question

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  1. leapyear

    leapyear Member

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    DS is entering his MS4 year, but because he is an engineering major he will need an extra semester to finish his degree. That last semester is covered on his 104R, so he should be fine on his scholarship being extended. Does anyone know if his stipend will extend through that extra semester as well?
     
  2. EDelahanty

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    My reading of Page 2 of of the attached scholarship contract form suggests that the stipend would be continued.

    But he should check with his battalion. The linked form below dates back to 2005, and I don't know if it has been modified. Note that the contract is a wee bit one-sided, as the govt. can change the terms during the contract.

    http://www.rotc.pitt.edu/forms/da597_3.pdf
     
  3. Thompson

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    If I remember correctly, when I did all my in-processing paperwork last spring, the ROO shop and I discussed benefits of the scholarship. And I'm pretty sure they said that everything scholarship-wise is extended that extra semester, to include the stipend.
     
  4. BAMA ROTC

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    As long as the semester is covered on the 104 he should be OK.
     
  5. aexc400

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    What months of the year does a cadet get the AROTC stipend? I will be a contracted MS2 this fall but I only contracted at the very end of last year so I have never received a stipend and was wondering when I'll start getting the stipend for the fall.
     
  6. Jcc123

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    You'll get paid for every month you're in school. It will be prorated in partial months. So, if you start school August 15th, you'd get 50% for August and 100% beginning in September.
     
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    My son is going an extra year for engineering as well. His scholarship was extended and he was told he would also receive the stipend.
     
  8. NewCollegeParent

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    Good Surprise

    Wow, I hope the info is correct, that would be a nice surprise for next year.. My DS is MS IV in engineering as well. He is going to a large school with a new engineering department. Not alot of class options as it is new, and ROTC location and time slots pretty much rules out all but one class slot on Tuesday and Thursday. My question is do they have to take an ROTC class their 5th year? He's going to need that time slot to finish up a pretty heavy load that 5th year.

    Also, just curious, this new program is 132 semester hours and does not count any ROTC classes. I know the ABET accreditation is fairly limiting, but a couple other schools we looked at , counted 6 hours as free electives. Just curious, we obviously have to play under the current guidelines of the school.
     
  9. cajuncarrier

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    DS is also a five year engineering major and he was told he would get the scholarship and stipend.

    He also said that he would not have any classes that MSIV year. But I find it hard to believe that he would not have to fulfill some kind of obligations. I'm sure they will have something to do. If not, he definitely can volunteer!
     
  10. leapyear

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    My son also said that previous "MS V's" in his Battalion did not have any ROTC classes to take - but they were required to complete the scheduled APFTs. I am going to encourage him to try to take an AROTC elective if offered, though, just to stay engaged in the unit.
     
  11. leapyear

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    I know what you mean about the hours. Between the engineering curriculum, AROTC classes, and the few extra classes he needed for his minor, DS will have 167 hours when he graduates. But I guess that's pretty usual for engineering/STEM cadets...
     
  12. Thompson

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    I'm not sure if it's different elsewhere, but at my battalion it works in a similar fashion - the only required participation (that I know of) is the APFT for MSV's. ... although I do have this ROTC elective class written down on my 104-R.
     

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