Scholarship Transfer

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  1. cadetlax14

    cadetlax14 New Member

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    I believe I made the wrong school choice and want to transfer this upcoming year. I have a 4 year National army rotc scholarship. How hard will the transfer be and am I likely to get it?
     
  2. nofodad

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    It's possible, with the limited info you provide I don't think anyone on this forum can give you "chances."
     
  3. VMI82

    VMI82 Room 131

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    'tis the season for misgivings

    Okay … can you be more specific?

    1. WHY SPECIFICALLY do you feel you made wrong choice of school?

    2. Why did you choose the current school in the first place? What changed in 2 months attending?

    3. Have you talked with your PMS and/or Detachment staff?

    4. How do you know things will be different because of a change in location? I find most external problems follow us until we solve our own internal dynamics.

    There are any number of stated reasons vs real reasons we tend to tell others & ourselves. Example:

    Stated: - the Academic program is not what I thought

    Real: - I am homesick

    So, in order for us to be more helpful can you dig down and be as honest and real as possible and convey what is really bothering you about your current location and why you think things will improve if you change locations?

    Final thought: Being a 4-year Army scholarship winner is a true distinction given how harsh the drawdown is. Whatever you do, please do so with careful consideration and consultation with Parents, PMS, Detachment Staff, Counselors, Chaplains, etc.
     
  4. cadetlax14

    cadetlax14 New Member

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    When I made my current school choice I made it based on various reasons. First due to the fact that I thought I wanted to be far away from home. Also I liked the physical setting it was in. As well as I was offered the scholarship there. My second choice and where I currently want to tranfer is close to home. Also I had attended that school previously for some classes and got a sense of belonging there. Overall I was happy there and they have a great program in what I want to go into.
     
  5. AROTCPMS

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    Transfer of Scholarship

    Assuming you have an Army ROTC scholarship:

    Others can chime in, but you will certainly have a very good chance if you are at a high cost school and you want to transfer for your scholarship in the same ROTC brigade to a lower cost or same cost school. The chances of transferring to a higher cost school is nil to none.

    Example: I had a cadet who wanted to transfer her scholarship from the University of Hawaii to the University of Southern California. She was a four year scholarship cadet. Same Brigade. Low Cost to High Cost. She transferred and lost her scholarship. She transferred anyway and her parents picked up the bill.

    Rob Kirkland, LTC (Ret) Former PMS
    "The Insider's Guide to the Army ROTC Scholarship for High School Students and their Parents.
     
  6. Mairborn

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    Hello I am reading this currently and want to transfer my schoalrship and I have some questions feel free to respond thank you for your help!
     
  7. Mairborn

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    Hello! I am currently reading this and I am looking to transfer my scholarship and I have some questions please feel free to respond thanks so much!
     
  8. Mairborn

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    Is it likely that I can transfer my 4year AROTC scholarship to a school within the same brigade?
     
  9. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    We don't know from year to year how easy or hard it will be, but if you don't ask it will definitely not happen.

    Instead of asking strangers to guess what your chances are, you need to do what your offer letter said. Request the transfer, include your acceptance letter to your school of choice, and hopefully you have a valid reason. If you tell them you really want to go to the same school as your best friend that probably won't fly. But if your school of choice is a better fit academically that would be a good reason to request the transfer.
     
  10. Mairborn

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    Yeah I have all that submitted already. Thankks
     

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