Selected for NROTC Scholarship, but I'm going to a SA...

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  1. lotrjedi13

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    Hello all,
    I received a packet in the mail yesterday which notified me that I was selected for a Marine-option NROTC scholarship. The thing is, I was appointed to West Point and am 100% planning to attend there. If I send in the paperwork saying "I accept" for NROTC, does that mean that my scholarship will go unused when I go to USMA? I really don't want to "waste" it and thereby take an opportunity away from someone else...

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. rkrosnar

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    If have already been accepted to West Point. TAKE IT! And turn the scholarship down. That way someone else may have an opportunity. It is an honor and a privledge to attend a service academy. Yes, it is hard work, but well worth.

    Good luck, God Speed and keep us posted.

    RGK
     
  3. MJOmom

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    Last year we were advised to keep the scholarship until I-Day at USNA ... all kinds of things can happen ... that could change the admission to an SA ... the ROTC scholarship is more flexible ... IF you break a leg have an issue with something else ... you become SA ineligible ... BUT perhaps not for ROTC ... so, please consider this in your planning ... always have a back up plan ...
     
  4. House06

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    our daughter has 3 service academy appointments and an ROTC scholarship. She will be making the decision in April and sending in the "declines" to the remaining three options.

    To hold onto other options such as ROTC scholarships past the May 1st deadline does a disservce to the ROTC program and other scholarship selectees both 3 year and those who have scholarships offered and none available to their top choice schools.

    yes, pragmatically speaking it would make sense to "hang onto" that ROTC scholarship just in case. However this is not really the honorable thing to do. The ROTC program will lose the scholarship if someone is not slotted against it by Cadet Command deadlines. This also could have larger ramifications for the following year for the program if there are any further scholarship reductions.

    For someone who is considering entering a Service Academy or an ROTC program where honor, integrity and honesty are cornerstones of the program; then perhaps it is best to do the thing which serves the greater good.

    Yes, people do get hurt during summer training at Service Academies and then don't have the ROTC option to fall back on. However, I have always been a believer that if you strive hard to "do the right thing" everyday; then good has the tendency to come your way.
     
  5. C2014

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    As soon as you step foot on one of the academy door steps then you scholarship is void.Say even if you were there for one day and choose not to go the Academy way, you scholarship is already gone. Thats what my letter said.
     

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