Record of past Rotc scholarship

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  1. jaycm610

    jaycm610 New Member

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    hey everyone. Here's my question. I had recieved a 4 year Army Rotc scholarship, but I turned it down. I turned it down because I got into some trouble, and my school notified Cadet Command. I decied it would be better to turn it down, as I was going to lose it at that point. I want to be an officer, but the head of my school, who is a retired Army Major, said he's going to try to keep me from being an officer, by notifying Cadet Command, which he did. I am wondering if I apply for a NROTC Marine Option scholarship, will there be a record of my schools report and that I turned the Army one down?
     
  2. goaliedad

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    I believe all branches ask if you've had disciplinary problems on the application (suspensions/expulsions), so there is no hiding it from the armed forces.

    I think it is a bit late to apply this year anyways, so I am a bit confused about why you ask this question anyway, unless you are going to do a Post Grad year at a school next year and defer college one more year.

    In any event, since it sounds like your HS disciplinary record is going to cause you problems for a 4-year scholarship, I might recommend taking an alternative method like walking on and earning a campus scholarship through your participation in the unit.

    You still should explain your past, but unless your HS issue was truly out of character with military life(there are quite a few that fall into this category), most units should give you the opportunity to participate. If your current principal's issue is that you are just too immature, most units will give you the opportunity to prove you've grown up, but you'll have to earn it.
     
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    thank you for the reply. However, I'm not asking if they will ASK if I got into trouble, but will the NROTC Cadet Command be ABLE to find out from Army Cadet Command if I got in trouble. If they can't find out from the Army then I "didn't" get in trouble, get what I'm saying?
     
  4. Jcleppe

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    One thing to consider, when applying for a NROTC Scholarship you will be required to get a reference form from at least 2 teachers from your High School, one being a Math teacher. Your conselor will need to verify some information as well, I would doubt that you would be able to get all this without your past catching up with you in some form. It concerns me a bit that your question is not whether they will ask you....which they will...it is whether they can find out. That leads me to believe that you are planning on not answering yes to the question. To say if they can't find out means you didn't get in trouble doesnt sound much like an honorable thing to do. Remember too that even if you were to somehow get a NROTC scholarship without telling them of past problems it will eventually come out. During your first year you will have to go through a security clearance check and yes they do ask a lot of questions, if it comes out that you lied you will have issues for sure. It doesn't say much for your character if your only desire is to find a way to hide something. Be honest and try to work through it the best you can. Good luck.
     

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