types of ROTC scholarships offered

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  1. Betsy1986

    Betsy1986 Mom of Candidate

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    Hi! My DS recently was notified that he received a 3 year scholarship instead of the four year scholarship he had applied for. I've been online trying to find a list of the different types of scholarships offered and the specific benefits of each one. There seem to be different types of each one, a 4 year type 7, a 3 year type 2 and so on. Anyone know where this info is all spelled out? Thanks.
     
  2. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    Congrats to him! What branch was he awarded a scholarship from: Army, Air Force, or Navy?
     
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    Biker Parent of AROTC Nurse Cadet

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    I have to assume it is AROTC.

    The only HSSP AFROTC scholarship offered are all 4 years. If the recipient gets a 7, and plans to attend private or OOS than they can convert the type 7 4 year to a type 2 3 year, but their freshman year is on their dime and they will not contract until they are a soph.

    It is pretty straight forward for AFROTC.
    Type 1 no limit on the cost of tuition. 5% of all scholarships are this type.
    Type. 2 is limited to up too 18K. If tuition is above that amount, you can pay the difference. 15% get this scholarship
    Type 7 is limited to the cost of the IS college tuition. You cannot pay the difference and would need to convert to a type 2 3 year. You just send in the paperwork saying you want to convert of to a type 2 3 year. The majority of all scholarships are 7s.

    The award will tell you which one has been given. AFROTC scholarships do not ever allow the scholarship to be used for R & B, it can only be paid towards tuition.
     
  6. Betsy1986

    Betsy1986 Mom of Candidate

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    Thanks everyone. He will be in the Army. I saw in the AF ROTC that all three year scholarships are type 2. His states "Full Tuition". Does anyone know if that really means "full tuition up to $18,000"?
     
  7. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    From the Army ROTC site http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html:

    ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

    Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

    Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

    Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
    Full-tuition scholarships
    The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
    Additional allowances for books and fees
    LIVING EXPENSES

    Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:

    1st year, $300 per month
    2nd year, $350 per month
    3rd year, $450 per month
    4th year, $500 per month
    This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (3rd and 4th years).
     
  8. Betsy1986

    Betsy1986 Mom of Candidate

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    Thanks Undead Poet!
     
  9. Jcleppe

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    Yes, it is Full Tuition for the 3 years, there is not a cap.
     
  10. EDelahanty

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    Congratulations to your son. He has the option of applying the AROTC scholarship to room and board rather than tuition (this can make sense financially at state schools where r&b costs often exceed tuition). Also, make sure he checks with the school(s) to see if they contribute separately to room & board.

    Finally, some schools have been known to upgrade the scholarships to 3.5 years if they have the funds and the cadets perform well. This appears to be discretionary, however, and not predictable.
     
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  11. TexDaD

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    AROTC allows the option of full tuition plus mandatory fees or room and board. If your son is planning on out of state school the tuition would probably make most since. When they say full tuition they mean it. I have a senior out of state on a four year AROTC scholarship plus academic scholarships that has resulted in basically a full ride. I had a second son who went in state on three year and was granted scholarship after first semester. The tuition does not include the additional book allowance and monthly tax free stipend while in school. If you want to be an officer in the Army this is a great way to go. My next son received four year AROTC scholarship offers to top three school choices this fall.
     

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