ROTC Application Question

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by AprilShower, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. AprilShower

    AprilShower New Member

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    When you apply for an ROTC scholarship, do you have to apply in the National Pool, or can you apply directly to a college? For example, if I wanted to go to Colorado Sate University, could I apply to their school for an ROTC scholarship, or do I have to submit an application into the national pool?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    There us no college pool for high school students. You apply to the national pool.

    Applying for admitance to the college is a separate and distinct process and (short answer, not entirely true) has nothing to do with the scholarship selection.
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    First off, what branch. When you apply for the Army ROTC scholarship you list the schools you would like to use that scholarship at. If the only school you want to attend is CSU then list only that one. If you receive an offer it will be for CSU. I'm sure the rest of the peanut gallery are right behind me to explain the other branches.
     
  4. Pima

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    Peanut gallery reporting in! :shake:

    AFROTC is the red-headed cousin when it comes to scholarships, they do not care about the college, and it has no impact at all on the selection process. In other words if the colleges you apply to accept AFROTC you can take it to any of them. Apply/accepted to 15 colleges, you can take it to any of those 15 if they accept/offer AFROTC.

    AFROTC scholarship is more about Tech vs non-tech in the selection. As it is with A/NROTC you compete nationally against everyone for the elusive scholarship, but for AFROTC you must inform them if your intended major is tech (Engineer/Sci/Math/etc) or non-tech (govt/business/poli-sci/etc) and from there the selection process begins.

    I am going to guess your question about this arises from the fact that SA apptmts are regional, not national (at first), and you are trying to see if ROTC follows suit, but substituting college in for region.
     
  5. JeRDLe

    JeRDLe Member

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    You got AROTC, Pima chimed in with AFROTC, and seeing as there is no NROTC at CSU, there's no need for the whole peanut gallery.

    Anyway, if you do come to CSU, i'll see you around :thumb:
     

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