how does one apply for the MROTC scholarship after senior year of HS in high school?

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  1. marjasse

    marjasse Member

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    I did a search and could not find the answer. Sorry if it is out there and I missed it.
    My son waited too long to apply and it is unlikely he will get all the paperwork approved in time for the 2nd review, however he s is still trying. He wants to apply again for a scholarship that he can use sophomore year.
    So how does that work when he has already graduated. Does the high school still fill all that out?
    He has already been a accepted to University of Arizona and they have the program he wants. Any suggestions? He plans on applying as soon as the application opens up.
     
  2. Strength and Honor

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    If he's currently a senior trying to get the NROTC-Marine Option scholarship, he's way behind. He can still try to finish it in time, but it's a pretty long process to start now. His best bet is now to: Attend UA (or anther school with an NROTC program) and be a college programmer in the Marine unit. As a college programmer he won't be on scholarship or get any assistance, but if he works hard, he can get a scholarship later from the NROTC department at his school.

    Kinnem is a member on here and his son did just that, so he'll be more help than I am.
     
  3. kinnem

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    If your son is already in college and not a member of NROTC, then he can apply for an NROTC Marine Option scholarship (which is what I'm guessing your referring to) the same way a high school student would. The alternative would have been to join as a college programmer without a scholarship, as Strength and Honor stated. He could then apply for an in-school scholarship starting his second semester in NROTC. If he is already a freshman he should check with the unit at his school (assuming he attends a college with NROTC) and ask them how best to proceed at this point. I would think completing the coursework might be possible in three years, but it depends on how the classes line up, especially the courses that are normally taken in sophomore and junior years. Hope this helps. Would be happy to clarify if you have further questions or can provide more details on his situation. He needs to move very quickly if he wants to make the next board as there will also need to be an interview and a PFT to complete once he submits his application, before he can be boarded.
     
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    That part isn't necessarily correct. If you are a freshman college programmer YOU CAN re-apply for the 4-year scholarship the same way to a high school student. This is what I did, and I just got notified I received the scholarship today. I HIGHLY recommend you do this. If you have any questions please feel free to message me.
     
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    You're right. I just learned that they changed it this year a day or two after that post. It wasn't that way in prior years.
     
  7. marjasse

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    Thank you for all your comments. We started awhile ago but then the holidays got in the way. He is currently a senior in high school. He will most likely go to the University of Arizona. He wants to major in architecture.
    He currently is not a member of NROTC.
    What is a freshman college programmer?
    Yes you are right, I was referring to the NROTC Marine Option scholarship? He wants to apply as soon as he can for this. Any tips or suggestions on how to do this would be great.
    Thanks for all the advice we get on this forum. Hopefully someday we can give some to someone else.
     
  8. kinnem

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    Application is online. http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/apply.aspx
    He needs to get started yesterday as time is truly running out but he can still make the second (and final) board if he pushes hard.

    A college programmer is someone who does any of the ROTC programs without a scholarship. Typically over 50% of a unit is composed of college programmers.
     
  9. wildcatmom

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    A college programmer is a student who enrolls in first or second year ROTC classes without benefit of scholarship. Kind of like a "walk on athlete" who then tries to get a scholarship (or a contract) once they can prove their capabilities...
    Keep in mind also, that Architecture is a 5 year degree program. He will need to factor that in to all discussions about scholarship/commissioning.
     

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