NROTC National Scholarship Question about length of scholarship

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  1. Guidera

    Guidera New Member

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    My son received the NROTC National Scholarship that covers up to 4 years of college but he is already in his 2nd semester at Georgia Tech. His scholarship starts in the fall of 2015. His degree is a 5 year program. Question is will the scholarship cover his last 4 years at GT or will it only cover 3 years and he will have to apply for the 4th since he will be there a total of 5 years? Very common at GT but can't seem to find the answer. My son emailed the scholarship office but did not receive a response.
     
  2. rocatlin

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    By all means I would double check with official sources, but here is what we were told in the fall.

    My son is in the same situation. Before he enrolled as a college program midshipman, he asked the unit staff the question about scholarships and let them know that he was applying for the 4 year scholarship. The freshman advisor said that if he was awarded the 4 year scholarship that it would be valid for the full 4 years. The advisor also told my son about the sideload scholarships that the unit would work on with my son as well -- essentially the 3 or 3.5 year scholarship in the case of my son.

    My son was informed by phone call on 19 December that he was selected for the 4 year Marine Option scholarship and that paperwork would be coming in "a couple of weeks." He's still waiting on the paperwork and we're hoping it explains a few things. He (we) also want to make sure it's still for the school he's attending and not for one of the alternate schools he had to put down -- we are expecting it is, but in theory it doesn't have to be. When he gets back to the unit, he's also wondering if CORTRAMID is in play now -- although he's not expecting it. All in all, these are good problems to have.

    Congrats to your son (and you) on the good news. Speaking from experience, I know it's a great relief.
     
  3. Guidera

    Guidera New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response. I have asked my son to check with his Unit Commander at GT to verify but we were hoping someone had been through this and could answer. Congrats to your son and you as well.
     
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    I have a DD at GT right now and you are correct that it is very common to need 5 years to graduate. She has put in for 5th year benefits but is making plans to fund the final year if needed. Since it is a 4 year scholarship, you should be covered for the next 4 years. Congrats!
     
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    Thanks for the info. We are hopeful that is the case. He is concerned he will have to take 18-19 credits a semester if they push him to complete AE in 4 years. That would be a 3 year scholarship and he thinks that will hurt him to try to take that big of a load and do all other requirements.

    Congrats to you as well.
     
  6. rocatlin

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    Ditto and amen... I looked over my son's graduation plan and he had a couple of 19-20 hour semesters in engineering. Although he's anxious to graduate ASAP and get on with his USMC career, he may want to throttle it somewhat as far as class load.

    Hopefully he'll get some questions answered within the next few weeks when he gets the actual paperwork and returns back to his unit.
     

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