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  1. 34KING18

    34KING18 Member

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    Hypothetically, if I accept a 4 yr or 3 yr AROTC scholarship, can I back out of it if I were to get an appointment to the USCGA? I've been waitlisted to USCGA and hope to get an AROTC scholarship. Just want to know what situation I could be in
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    Yes, if you are awarded an Army Scholarship you can accept and then decline it later if you are given an appointment to the USCGA.
     
  3. Kronk

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    Clarifying this, many people initially accept the scholarship and then rescind that as they enter into the academy.
    The reason for this is so that if you get hurt, you may still have some time to recover that an academy wouldnt give you, but ROTC would.
     
  4. curious83

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    Does that mean that in June some last minute ROTC scholarships are awarded to replace the ones the cadets heading off to the academy once had?
     
  5. Kronk

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    I believe that they account for a certain percentage of the scholarships not being used when they are awarded, so they give out more than they expect to be used. I think this means that they do not do additional awards after the last board sends out their awards.

    Whether or not where that potential money gets distributed, or if it exists, I do not know.
     
  6. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Perhaps ClarksonArmy could shed some light on this. Just a guess that it could trickle down to additional campus based scholarships. (adding a half year to a 3 year AD, etc.)
     
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