NROTC second appliaction

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by electric_boogaloo, May 29, 2015.

  1. electric_boogaloo

    electric_boogaloo Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey all. I was sadly denied a four year Marine Option Scholarship this year. I will be a part of my school's college program. How does the scholarship application change for a reapplicant? Do I need to have five choices of schools again? Thanks!
     
  2. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    120
    That application is only for high school seniors. You will need to contact your unit to find out what process you need to go through for a sideload or on-campus scholarship.

    Good luck!
     
  3. electric_boogaloo

    electric_boogaloo Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah, thanks for letting me know!
     
  4. BLUF

    BLUF Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    16
    OCS and PLC are options in school.
     
  5. FFDDG

    FFDDG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    3
    Unless it is different for Marines, you can reapply for the National Scholarship as a College Programmer your freshman year. DD reapplied as a Freshman and was awarded the NROTC Nurse scholarship in April. She listed the same five colleges.
     
  6. rocatlin

    rocatlin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    88
    Actually, the application is not only for high school seniors. My son (Marine Option) as well as another guy in his ROTC unit were awarded a "4 year" national scholarship to cover the remaining 3 years of school. They both enrolled as college program students, but already had their national scholarship packages in process. If they hadn't received those, they were also eligible for side load.

    This is a relatively new path that has been in place a couple of years.
     
  7. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Messages:
    7,539
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    It is correct that this year they changed it to use the same high school scholarship application that high school seniors use. Who knows how they will handle it next year? Check with your cadre when you arrive and they will give you the proper guidance. Good luck on your "re-application".
     
    navymomwannabe likes this.
  8. hopefulacademyguy

    hopefulacademyguy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    27
    Thanks for the heads up, and thanks.
     
  9. rocatlin

    rocatlin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    88
    I know it's been done at least 2 years in a row -- the other Marine Option got his last year, my son this year. All of the paperwork was done online prior to contacting the particular unit he ended up enrolling at as a college programmer. The online application ultimately goes to the RS (in my son's case, the XO of the Recruiting Station) who conducts interviews, administers PFT, etc -- just as it happened on my son's first time around. My son was selected during the early board and got his top choice -- the school he was already assigned to. The scholarship actually kicks in the first semester of his sophomore year.

    If he hadn't received the 4 year scholarship, the unit was going to start the process for a sideload -- which would have happened the second semester.

    As long as an applicant has less than 30 hours of college credit, he/she is eligible for the 4 year scholarship from what I understand. In fact, I believe one of my son's friends ended up with 29 hours after his freshman year, so he applied for the Navy Option side. My son also had a buddy that received the 4 year Navy Option scholarship as a college programmer.

    Of course, although it's a 4 year scholarship, in effect it's only 3.
     

Share This Page