ROTC and Service Academy

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  1. bennington1

    bennington1 Member

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    Our DD has accepted her appointment to the USNA. She also received an NROTC scholarship. We have seen some comments that she should keep her NROTC scholarship active up until Induction Day. But we've heard other say to let the ROTC coordinator know she intends to attend USNA. We're confused. What is the proper path? She doesn't want to potentially hold up a scholarship for another candidate.
     
  2. kinnem

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    Either path is fine. There have been other threads in the past that discussed this and I suggest you try to search for them and read through them.

    Basically there is a school of thought (which I subscribe to) that says your DD might be injured between now and up to and including getting off the bus on I-Day. Said injury could cause her to be turned back. It has happened, so it's not a hypothetical. Keeping the scholarship, allowing her time to heal from said injury, would protect her slot for college (provided you also paid all the school deposits). It's her scholarship, she earned it, and it's her right to keep it until I-Day when the unit should be informed that she is not reporting.

    There is another school of thought that keeping the scholarship until I-Day prevents it from being awarded to another deserving kid and is therefore immoral.

    Search your heart and place your bets.
     
  3. Ex.BT.USN

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    50 / 50 wow!!

    bennington1, Congrats to your son, two great accomplishments but one very tough decision. This will be an excellent thread to follow. My DS as well as a few others "might" have the same very important thought to deal with.

    kinnem, Good stuff with pointing out the two schools of thought. Not that I have a say but I never even gave this any thought myself. It leaves me wondering what my son has decided to do "IF" it happens to him. He has been taught to take the tough right over the easy wrong.

    I am going to seek out the other threads you noted.

    50 / 50, As a parent I need time to think about this one... :confused: The first thing that comes to my mind is I hope my DS would forfit the NROTC to give another the chance.

    WOW, this is a really good question.
     
  4. Ex.BT.USN

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    Sorry About That...

    bennington, I ment to say congrats to your "daughter", sorry about that.
     
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