NROTC scholarship process ?

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  1. rudyinok

    rudyinok Member

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    DS is a junior at a math/science high school preparing to fill out NROTC scholarship app this coming spring/summer. We understand the importance of getting the app in early, early.

    Can you please comment on your knowledge of Colleges that fulfill their NROTC scholarship slots first? or those that seem to not be as popular?

    It would seem prudent to at least have *one* school on the list of 5 that didn't fill up particularly quickly.

    comments/wisdom/thoughts????

    Some of the Colleges on his "short list" are:

    TAMU
    Purdue
    Univ of Colorado
    maybe Univ. of Idaho
    maybe Unv. of Florida

    We are aware of the popularity of TAMU and understand why:thumb:. and we've obviously got a lot of plane hopping to do to go visit the others...
     
  2. dunninla

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    It seems there are three types of schools that fill up first:

    1) Senior Military Colleges
    2) Private schools near major ports (where lots of children of active duty or retired Navy will be living)
    3) other Private schools

    An example of the 2nd category would be the University of San Diego, a private college situated very near a major port of the Pacific Fleet.

    However, there is another factor... expense to the Navy. I am assuming your DS will be paying Out of State tuition at all or most of those public schools you listed (except for TAMU that grants In-State to ROTC participants who are in the Corps). This is not trivial. In Army ROTC, most of the scholarships are given to In-State Tuition schools, and I would assume the same would be true for Navy. Are any of those schools you list "in-state-tuition"?
     
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  4. rudyinok

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    He does have in-state tuition granted to TAMU through a Corps scholarship from participating in JCAP and 4-H/FFA Spend the night programs. of course, he'll still have to be admitted...

    We haven't delved into the school websites of the others close enough yet to check on qualifications for in-state tuition yet.. still determining where he'd like to be for 4 years - what type of environment, etc. etc.

    the obvious pick would be OU, but ds strongly desires to avoid that option. we are serious OSU alums as my parents were even on staff there. so, just don't want to send $ to OU. Probably sounds silly to most, but oh well.

    thanks for the thoughts. We'll look further into this...
     
  5. ahuntedyeti

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    I would expect this. When I called the unit at USD ( UCSD is my first choice school) he said he rarely if ever had to turn away a student do to spots filling up. Don't know if that is regarding non-scholarship students, scholarship students, or both, however.
     

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