Does "Commanders ROTC" scholarship preclude Academy Appointments for our daughter?

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  1. Rodion

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    I have a daughter who was offered an AFROTC "Commanders Scholarship" at her local in state college. She wants to go to that university and join that ROTC program because the unit is excellent, and she likes the school. She also has applications in for a couple of the Academies. I know if she accepts the Commanders Scholarship she won't be considered for the National AFROTC scholarships. If she accepts, she understands she gave her word and won't be able to accept scholarships from the Navy or Army Either. However, we are wondering if she accepts the AFROTC scholarship does that mean she has to turn down an appointment to an Academy if she gets one? We're not sure of what to do if that's the case.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. rocatlin

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    Short answer, she can accept the appointment.

    If I remember searching through the forum, there have been plenty of examples of taking that scholarship offer all the way into induction day at the academy since the academy appointment supercedes it anyway. She's earned that scholarship, and will probably earn others outside of ROTC scholarship. An USAFA appointment would be the "grand scholarship" for her. The Air Force shouldn't mind -- they get an Air Force officer either way.
     
  3. Pima

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    Appointments trump everything. She can accept the scholarship and if get an appointment she can hand it back.
     
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  4. Rodion

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    Thanks for the recommendation. The scholarship wasn't offered by the board, but by the Commander of the ROTC unit at the school specifically. We were wondering if it would be unethical to accept a Commander's Scholarship and then say never mind, I got a better offer.

    Thanks....
     
  5. Day-Tripper

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    Congratulations to your daughter, Rodion. Sounds like she is an all-round winner!
     
  6. afrotc16

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    I received a Commanders Scholarship in 2012, and the paperwork specifically states that you can still accept an Academy appointment after receiving the scholarship. The commanders are usually pretty supportive if cadets want to eventually attend the Academy; I even reapplied the next year.
     

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