ROTC Scholarship

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  1. Bellicose Affairs

    Bellicose Affairs Member

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    Does a navy rotc scholarship pay for room and board too?
    Does it depend on the school or what?
    If not can you use grant money or other scholarshsip money to pay for the rom and board?
     
  2. felixbed

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    The NROTC scholarship does not pay for room and board. Some schools do give grants and/or cover room and board fees, or partially at least. My son is attending Drexel this fall and the room fees are covered and 25 percent of board fees are covered by Drexel University. UPenn and Temple, the two other schools in that unit do not offer the same benefits. Search around the board and you will find other colleges that help with room and board costs.
     
  3. gbo3

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    We're hoping to use scholarship money from Purdue to cover campus housing
     
  4. afarldad

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    My son had a AFROTC scholarship. It doesn't cover housing. Purdue doesn't offer to cover housing for it's ROTC students like some other universities may, at least not to my son. I'm not aware of any Big Ten college that supplements housing for ROTC across the board.

    OSU does have some grant monies available to cover housing, but it's more need based than merit. You compete by writing an essay on why you should receive the grant for housing. Only a few are awarded each year.

    Once you get awarded your scholarship, you will receive many invitations from universities that offer free room and board to ROTC scholarhip cadets.
     
  5. gbo3

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    let me reword that, besides NROTC scholarship to Pudue. She also has a presidential scholarship for 4 years that should get her pretty closing to covering housing costs.

    you are correct, they don't cover housing in NROTC package.
     
  6. inthenavy2008

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    RPI gives a room and board scholarship to ROTC scholars.
     
  7. NHUSNAhopeful

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    After checking around at a few schools, I came to appreciate RPI's generosity. Villanova doesn't cover anything, and Holy Cross covers room only. RPI covers a double room and platinum (highest level) meal plan.
     
  8. afarldad

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    Ask the university what happens to any scholarship funds in excess of the current fees. At my son's school, snce his ROTC scholarship covered tuition, his merit scholarships from the university was applied to room and board. When he moved out of the dorm, the excess fees are refunded in cash. He uses this to pay for his off campus apartment and living expenses.
     
  9. NJWolfLax

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    Wow, these things make a HUGE difference in the deciding factor for most of us, but I don't think most of us find out these things in time. This is why this forum is so helpful. I just stumbled across this forum by accident, yet it has answered more of my questions than anything or anyone else.
    Kudos RPI! Congrats to those attending!
     
  10. Brahms

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    Rensselaer and NROTC Scholarship

    Son got his RPI scholarship BEFORE the NROTC Scholarship came in. It's a primary reason he is going there (1000.0 miles away) instead of Ga. Tech, in-state tuition, HOPE Scholarship (Georgia Lottery Funded $) and all. Princeton, MIT, Wake Forest, several others we visited openly stated that they expect the parents/student to pay for room and board, or apply other scholarship funds.
     
  11. inthenavy2008

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    And, your son has chosen a very good school and NROTC unit in RPI! My son had a great experience with NROTC this past year.

    And, this morning, he left for his month of CORTRAMID! At the airport, he met other Mids going to Norfolk, some from his own unit and some from other units. It looks to be a great summer experience!
     
  12. graciolly

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    On the ROTC website they have the median GPAs/SATs for all scholarship cadets, but I was wondering if anybody had access to just non-tech, 4 year/3 year type 2. Are these much harder to get? Would you think statistics would have to be higher?

    Thanks.
     

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