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  1. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    I am trying to understand how the AROTC scholarship works. From reading here it seems that the recipient doesn't necessarily get to decide which school they can use it at, is that correct? And how does that work?

    My son is applying for the AROTC Scholarship and has 3-4 schools he is interested in. He has been accepted to one already and should hear from 2 of the others shortly. I haven't done the application with him, he has done it on his own, so I am not sure how it works. Does he list in order of preference and cross his fingers he can go to his first choice? Or do they say you received this scholarship but only for one certain school?
     
  2. DK89

    DK89 New Member

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    They try to give first choice.

    My son won the 4 year AROTC. He was awarded his first choice. You do have to be pursing a major listed on scholarship application and the school must have a Army division ROTC.

    I recommend him visiting his first choice school and seeing the recruiting commander for help on process. He will need a military interview and that can be done at the school he is looking into.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    Thank you!! All the schools have the requirements. Just not sure he understands they will pick the school.
     
  4. NavyHoops

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    He listed certain schools on his application. If he receives a scholarship, he will receive a letter with what schools and terms of scholarship (3 or 4 year) he was selected for. I believe from reading on the forum in the past... most AROTC winners are notified first via the portal, but the portal will not necessarily show all the schools that were selected. I believe the letter will have the complete list of schools they have been approved for. I think it is somewhere between 1-3 schools. I think in the past it took about a week to receive the actual letter itself. If I am off the mark, please someone correct me.
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    What is going to happen is he might receive one or more offers. Those offers will be to schools on his list and may be 3 or 4 year offers. If he gets an offer to the school of his dreams that he has already been accepted to it's a win. If he get an offer to one of the other schools on his list and not the school of his dream he'll have some decisions to make. If he gets an offer he will also get a letter that will explain that he can request to transfer his offer to another school...the key word here is request. It's not a guarantee. The first thing he should do is accept the offer. The next thing he needs to do is gather his acceptance and not accepted letters and ask to use his offer at a school he has been accepted to. If he has been declined at the school he has an offer to that makes the argument a little easier to make. These offers aren't portable, but Cadet Command is going to try to accommodate someone who has the credentials to be offered a scholarship. The key is to communicate with the schools and Battalions of choice.
     
  6. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    Awesome Thanks !!!
     

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