If unit is full...

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  1. Cycling1222

    Cycling1222 Member

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    I did not get into my assigned school, but i did get into another school where i am applying to have my scholarship transfered to. My question is that if the unit is full and they are not able to transfer my scholarship, would i still be able to pay to go to that school and simply join the NROTC unit?
     
  2. inthenavy2008

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    Yes you can! You can go in as a "college programmer," paying your own way. You will not get a stipend or be able to participate in the summer cruise. However, you will be able to apply for a 3 1/2 year scholarship during your freshman year. Work hard in school and your unit, and you may very well get the scholarship, with the officers of the unit helping you.

    But, don't lose hope about getting the transfer! Call the recruiter of the unit where you want to go and let him/her know how serious you are able wanting to transfer your scholarship. As slots open up, you may get the scholarship transferred!

    This is what my son did and he got an email in early May, asking if he still wanted to transfer his scholarship. I had to make a deposit at both schools he was accepted to; but, it was worth it. I lost the deposit of one school, but he got a full ride in the school he is now attending.

    Be patient, but persistent! Good luck!
     
  3. normand

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    Are scholarships offered per battallion or per school? My first choice school is the battallion headquarters but they have students from other local school take classes there. I've been accepted at the battallion school and also one down the street. Is it possible that I could get a scholarship to that battallion but it would be at the other school?
     
  4. felixbed

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    NROTC scholarships are to the unit. Whatever school that unit is assigned to or crosstown affiliates can use the scholarship. My son got a scholarship for the UPenn unit and has accepted a spot at Drexel, a cross town affiliate. Temple U would also work for the scholarship. Interestingly off main campus colleges may not work for a scholarship. For example Penn State only is good at University campus not any of the campuses across PA even though they are Penn St campuses.
     

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