Can I defer my NROTC scholarship ?

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  1. Galaxy

    Galaxy New Member

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    I received a 4 year NROTC scholarship to my 2nd choice school, instead to my 1st choice. :unhappy: I have already committed to my 1st choice school and I really wish to utilize my scholarship at my 1st choice school. However, I got a response saying that the waitlist is closed. There is an NROTC program at my 1st school, so I will be enrollled in that program without a scholarship.

    My question is:
    Can I defer my NROTC scholarship untill the school transfer request opens up for next school year?
     
  2. P-Flying17

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    NROTC seems to be, from threads I've read here, unique in that it allows for college freshmen who are NOT participating in NROTC to apply for a 3 yr. scholarship. You should check that out as well.
     
  4. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    If you really want to use the NROTC scholarship have you considered rescinding your 1st choice school and going with the 2nd choice school. I would think the deposit (assuming this is how you committed) could be refunded since it is still before May 1st (we were able to recoup a deposit to VaTech when an appointment offer was made).
    I would hesitate to give up an offer for a maybe at the 3 year mark.
    My question to you is, why would you select a #2 choice for NROTC if you were unwilling to accept that offer?
     
  5. dunninla

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    so I'd like to put this in perspective --

    You want to be a Naval Officer. You also want to attend School #1. You also have school #2 at which you may CONTRACT in the Fall, and barring unforeseen academic, medical, fitness, or conduct issues, commission as a Naval Officer in four years.

    And you are leaning toward trading a Contract to Commission for the probably small difference between school #1 and school #2? Do you understand that declining the Scholarship is also declining to Contract? That you *might* get to Contract in two years as a College Programmer and then go on to receive your Commission, but that also you might NOT get to contract in two years, and therefore not Commission in four years?

    You see, you might be turning down a future Commission along with that Scholarship for use at School #2. They are connected.
     
  6. P-Flying17

    P-Flying17 Member

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    Dunn....I love it because I think that everyday. :thumb:

    But kids fixate on the school and not necessarily the end goal. I always try to remember that I was like that when I was young.

    I love a kid that says "I wanted to go that school, but I can achieve my end goal where ever you send me." they make a job worth doing. It is service before self which I live by and love seeing the makings of that in our youth. Though I know the want and disappointment when you don't get your number one but things happen for a reason.

    Very well put.
     

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