Can anyone with experience clarify a few questions on the NROTC re-application process? Is applying on the NROTC website for a three year scholarship the same thing as a "side load" scholarship? Are these terms used interchangeably? If you join a unit as a college programmer, and re-apply, then is your application only tied to the college you are attending? Is there a statistical benefit to joining a unit vs not joining and reapplying in terms of the number of scholarships that are granted? Thanks in advance for any insight.