Ds received AROTC to The Citadel, have a few questions.

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  1. WienerDog

    WienerDog West Point Class of 2018

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    He was already accepted and awarded 20K in merit scholarship money. He just recently received a 3 yr AROTC scholarship.
    1. Does Citadel pick up room and board if awarded AROTC?
    2. Can he still apply the 20K towards his 4th year?
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    If your son was awarded a 3yr scholarship, it will be the first year (Freshman year) that is not paid for.

    Was the 20K merit scholarship award to be spread out over the 4 years or can it all be used in one year, a good question for the school.

    I would imagine he would be able to use at least part if not all the merut scholarship for his first year since the AROTC scholarship will not start until his sophomore year.
     
  3. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Citadel Class of 2016

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    It is the 4th class year that isn't paid for, the merit scholarships should be allocated toward room/board as ROTC covers tuition.


    Also, it is VERY likely that your DS's scholarship will be upgraded to a 3.5 or 4 year scholarship if he shows promise within the unit. I went from no scholarship to a 4 year, trust me, its very possible.
     
  4. angryundead

    angryundead The Citadel | 2005

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    Very few of my classmates who had strong (over 2.5) GPAs and the drive missed out on getting some sort of ROTC contract/scholarship. Most people seemed to get 3 year who wanted them. The Army usually gets the lion's share of people so there seem to be more 2 and 1 year deals there.

    The AROTC program is pretty easy to get along with if you're driven to show up to everything and pretty easygoing. Having a solid (2.0 and go) GPA seems to be the best indicator of success in any case.

    I did NROTC w/ Marine option (one of the few full civilians to do that...) so my experience is through other classmates and not direct.
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Most college merit scholarships cannot be used for room and board. The OP needs to read the fine print.
     
  6. bob80q

    bob80q bob80q Banned

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    he can also apply for the schools ROTC Supplement, I believe it pays $4,000 per year; he might also qualify for other academic scholarships.
     

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