Marine Option NROTC

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  1. jackdallen

    jackdallen Member

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    Hello Everybody,

    Do the Marine option NROTC scholarships tend to be harder to get or more selective than the regular NROTC scholarship?

    Thanks.
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    I think the criteria is certainly different as NROTC is clearly selective on the academic major, while NROTC/MO is not. I really would say it is more apples vs oranges and they are both challenging to qualify for, but the two focus on different priorities.

    While it doesn't directly address your question, the thread below has a lot of information pertaining to both NROTC and NROTC/MO.
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com...-nrotc-marine-option-compare-to-afrotc.44051/
     
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  3. rocatlin

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    Some things to consider...

    There will be fewer Marine Option slots simply due to the fact that their are fewer officers in the Marine Corps.

    There are only 2 boards -- a smaller board in November, and a larger/general board in February.

    While the Marine Option scholarships aren't concerned as much with major, you still need to be competitive academically.

    Here is a good article on the board process:
    http://www.thesandgram.com/2011/01/18/nrotc-marine-option-scholarships/

    It was written by one of my friends that used to sit on the boards.

    The Marine Option boards are highly competitive.
     
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  4. USMCGrunt

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    +1 to gokings814 and rocatlin

    To add a subtle point: USMC places more emphasis on your required physical fitness test than Navy does.
     
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