Transferring NROTC Scholarship

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  1. ccballa11

    ccballa11 New Member

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    As of now, I am entering NROTC as a college program student, but I was wondering something. If I am rewarded an in college scholarship for the next three years, could that scholarship transfer from one school to another? I am confident I can get an NROTC in college scholarship, but I am not confident that I will end up at that same college in my second year. So I just wanted to know if I could take that scholarship with me if I decided to go to another school different then the school I got the scholarship at. Thank you
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I don't think you can take it to another school. Of course you'll have plenty of opportunity to ask your cadre that question.
     
  3. P-Flying17

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    You cannot receive a national scholarship if you are part of the college program. You will only be eligible for side load scholarship. Do not join the college program if you are competing for a national scholarship.

    There are alot of variables considered when requesting a transfer. Therefore it depends.
     
  4. dunninla

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    P-Flying17 is referring to the fact that you CAN still compete for a National NROTC scholarship as a college freshman, if you are NOT part of the NROTC unit at your school. This is not the case with Army ROTC. Freshmen in college cannot compete for AROTC National scholarships. As soon as you join your NROTC Unit, you are ineligible for the National Scholarship, and become eligible instead for the Side-Load Scholarship that you submit to your Cadre. In applying for an NROTC National scholarship as a non-NROTC college freshman, you may apply to an NROTC scholarship at a school different from the one you are attending as a college freshman. For example, you could be a freshman at Georgia Tech, and apply for an NROTC scholarship to UGA, or Fordham, or Vanderbilt, etc. Of course this requires that you also apply for and get accepted as a transfer student into the same school for which you are awarded a scholarship. Lastly, because you would be getting a National Scholarship, not side-load, you could petitition the NETC to transfer that award from the school listed on the Award letter, to another one. You can't do that with Side-Load scholarship which is only good for the Batallion in which you are already participation in NROTC>

    What nobody has been able to answer on this forum, to my memory, is how many NROTC National scholarships are awarded to college freshman, and how many similarly situated freshmen are awarde Side-Load scholarships, and most importantly, which has better odds.
     
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