questions about army rotc

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  1. thelastpatriot1

    thelastpatriot1 Member

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    As of right now it appears that I havent received a arotc scholarship, I am just wondering is it to late to get one, Like is it possible that if someone declines their scholarship that I can still be awarded one?

    Also I heard that some colleges have on campus scholarships and here are my questions about those.
    1.) are on campus scholarships the equivalent of a full arotc scholarship that the board gives you.
    2.) how long does it take to get awarded a on campus scholarship.
    3.) do colleges make you pay them everything first before you attend? if so if I pay the college for everything lets say the first semester and then I get awarded a on campus scholarship would I get reinbursted for the payments I made to that college?
    4.) The college im attending is una, I received a 4000$ dollar academic scholarship from them, this is a little info im setting out if that helps.
     
  2. thelastpatriot1

    thelastpatriot1 Member

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    about on campus scholarships

    I have a 26 act, 3.445 gpa and I recently received my eagle scout. I have participated in a equivalent of only 3 semesters of sports. I also have participated in at least 5 clubs in my high school life. i ran a 7:26mile and did 51 push ups and 49 situps in one minute. is there any chance that I could immediately receive a on campus scholarship based on that?
     
  3. Thompson

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    patriot to answer some of your questions,

    1.) I am not sure what you mean by "full". For high school scholarships, Cadet Command awards 3 AND 4 year scholarships. For on campus, you have the ability to compete for a 3 year, 2 year (not sure if 1 years exist), in some rare cases, a 3.5 year scholarship, and in very rare cases a 4 year scholarship.

    2.) From these forums, I have read that some receive their scholarships around the end of 1st semester of college.

    3.) I don't know enough about this to give you an answer.

    4.) I will say though, the Army scholarship pays for either tuition OR room/board. If you can choose what that scholarship can be applied to, put the 4k on the lesser, and the Army scholarship on the greater.

    Best chance for an on-campus scholarship is to get AS CLOSE to 300 on the PFT as possible and of course, do well in school.

    I would also recommend letting the cadre know you are interested in the program. And if you can, try to meet the cadre in person before fall semester starts.
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    Your high school stats won't have anything to do with getting a campus scholarship. Campus scholarships are based on how well you do at college and ROTC.
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    First off, your best chance may or may not have anything to do with your PT score. If you really want to be an Army Officer you will enroll in Army ROTC, participate fully, and do well academically. What your Battalion will probably do is hold some type of board early in the semester, or possibly even before school starts. They may use transcripts, PT scores, participation, and possibly your resume to rank you along with every other cadet that is interested in a scholarship. If you are doing everything they are asking of you, and your credentials rank you high enough and they have enough scholarships they may make you an offer. Again, if you really want to be an Army Officer you should also explore the SMP option. You should really be asking these questions of UNA(?). They are the ones who can tell you how many campus based scholarships they expect, and how and when they establish their Order of Merit List (OML).
     
  6. goaliedad

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    Addressing question #3 - about how the bills are paid - this varies with the school. Some schools will wait for the Army to pay once a scholarship has been awarded. Others are not willing to wait. Be prepared to pay up front and once you are awarded a scholarship, the ROTC office will let you know how the Bursar generally handles things.

    And any campus scholarship is exactly the same as a national scholarship (tuition, books, stipend, requirements) except that it is only good at that campus and not transferable except maybe within the battalion (and that is at the discretion of the PMS).
     

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