NROTC Scholarship Questions

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  1. Maxhawk8

    Maxhawk8 Member

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    I got rejected from USAFA (only SA I applied to) but just found out today that I've been offered a 4 year NROTC scholarship. My intention up to this point was to go to Oregon State next year and do ROTC and then reapply to all the SA's this time.

    Now that this sudden twist has come up I need to think things over...

    If I accept the scholarship what kind of obligations would I incur, would I be locked into 4 years?

    Could I still apply to the academies and transfer? (if so only USNA? or USMA/USAFA?)

    Thanks, any other advice/info is also appreciated
    -Max
     
  2. rkrosnar

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    First, congradulations for getting awarded this scholarship. Three years ago my son was awarded a scholarship. At that time he was told that he would not incur an obligation until his junior year in college, which I believe is still correct. I would check with the program coordinator or where the scholarship is assigned first. They will be able to provide more accurate information.


    Good Luck

    RGK

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  3. aglages

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    1. You do not incur a military obligation until the first day of your sophomore year. You can try NROTC for one year (freshman) without obligation.

    2, You can (and many do) apply for any (all) of the SAs during your freshman year while on scholarship. If you are accepted you may leave the NROTC program and attend a SA without obligation to the NROTC program.

    Good luck!:thumb:
     
  4. Maxhawk8

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    Thanks for the answers! If I'm on scholarship and for whatever reason decided it wasn't for me after a year, would I owe them the tuition I would have otherwise paid?

    Again thanks!
     
  5. rotcdonde

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    Not sure about for navy, but for an army 4 year, if you decide to quit after a year, you do not owe them anything
     
  6. aglages

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    Maxhawk8: It is the same for all the branches. If you accept a 4 year scholarship you can "walk away" after the first year without owing tuition or military service. Just make SURE you decide BEFORE the first day of classes during your sophomore year. Make SURE you put it in writing (certified receipts requested) and send it to both your branches ROTC HQ and your college ROTC office.

    Obviously you should give serious consideration to whether NROTC (or any ROTC) is right for you before accepting a scholarship, but it is IMHO better to leave after one year than to continue on a course that won't be good for you or the AROTC program that you've joined.

    Good luck with your decision!:thumb:
     
  7. Maxhawk8

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    Thanks for the great responses!
     

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