NROTC & NROTC Marine Option

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  1. bgeary07

    bgeary07 Member

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    I was wondering if I could apply for both NROTC and NROTC Marine Option Scholarship? I am interested in both Navy & the Marine Corps and I Would like to greater my Chance in recieving a scholarship to either or. I do prefer the Marine Corps, but I Wouldn't be Mad About the Navy. I would love to serve country, USMC or Navy.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    You have to pick one. You cannot apply for both.

    85% of Navy scholarships are given to STEM majors and you must do 2 semesters of calculus and calculus based physics.

    Marines don't care what your major is, nor do they impose the calculus or physics requirements. Although they don't care about physics, they do care about your physical fitness and you had better be pretty fit to win a Marine Option scholarship. See the Marine PFT for what's entailed. You'll need to do well on that test to win a scholarship.
     
  3. navymomwannabe

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    +1 to Kinnem

    Good luck to you!
     
  4. Oldsalt

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    Marine scholarships go to leader/athletes. They are much more forgiving about grades and board scores. Navy scholarships go to STEM majors and require higher GPA's and board scores. To be clear, you need both for each scholarship, just referring to the weighting of each.
    It is generally easy to switch services once you are in the program as long as you are performing well. Harder to go MC to Navy without a STEM major, but not impossible.
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