Campus-based ROTC Scholarship

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  1. Giovanni808

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    So I just finished my Army ROTC officer interview, and the Professor of Military Science officer mentioned to me about campus-based scholarships I can try for if I don't make it. Just curious, but is that only for Army or does Navy and Air Force have similar scholarships available at schools?
     
  2. nofodad

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    In AROTC you can enroll in ROTC participate fully and depending on the amount of scholarships available and the competition within the battalion (many variables there, speak to ROO and HR at individual battalions for details) you can be awarded a 3, 3.5 or 4 year scholarship. My DS was awarded a 4 year campus based scholarship and contracted December of his first semester at college. We even received reimbursement for tuition that first semester. The Navy has a similar program but it is a national pool of applicants. If you enroll in NROTC you can be considered for a scholarship as a "college programmer." However, the cadre while making a recommendation do not make the final decision. If you do not enroll in NROTC as a freshman I believe you can reapply for the national NROTC scholarship (check me on that Kinnem). To sum up, yes, but in AROTC you will be competing with others within your battalion and the more scholarships your battalion has to offer the better, in NROTC it is a national competition. One more thing, in AROTC your choice of major is not as big a factor as NROTC. STEM majors have/had a MAJOR advantage in NROTC, AROTC is moving in that direction but not quite like the Navy's tier system. Ask PIMA about how AFROTC works...
     
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  3. Pima

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    AFROTC offers campus based scholarships AND they than also have the national pool for college students(ICSP). Actually depending on how many took the HSSP they may or may not have the ICSP, that and how much money is left in the pot. There have been years where ICSP was not held.

    For AFROTC it is like NROTC the STEM majors have an advantage. @80-85% of all scholarships go to tech majors. If awarded a scholarship as a tech major and later on want to switch to nontech you will need Command approval. These days it is very rare that they will approve the switch. Going from nontech to tech gets approved all the time.
     
  4. nofodad

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    Btw, AROTC campus scholarship is school specific, I don't think it can be transferred.
     
  5. Pima

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    I agree. Also realize if it is offered as a senior for AFROTC you must remove your name from the national board. It can be a difficult decision for some because the college maybe their 2nd choice. It becomes do you risk the chance from the national board or take the guaranteed scholarship.
     
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    Somewhat true as it all depends on how many credit hours you accumulated your freshman year. I believe the cutoff is 30 credit hours. They want to know you'll be spending 4 years in college as that's how long the normal Naval Science curriculum takes, although in some situations people can double up on Naval Science courses. I would also point out that while they care about the major for Navy Options, for Marine Options they care not one whit.
     

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