Ways to lose an Army ROTC scholarship?

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  1. WinterHater

    WinterHater Member

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    My son was offered and accepted a 3 year ROTC scholarship from the January board. I was surpised upon reading the conditions that only (1) a change in medical status, and/or (2) an arrest or traffic violation with a fine of $250.00 or greater could cause the scholarship to be revoked.

    Am I missing something? Are those the only conditions that could make the scholarship go away for him before college starts?

    Like most on here, my son is a great kid and we have no pending issues that we are concerned about, I am just inquiring out of curiosity. I was surprised that there weren’t more stringent requirements.
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    That is just the standard language that comes with the offer.

    There are differences between the 4 and 3 year scholarships.

    The conditions they state in the letter are more geared toward the 4 year scholarship winner, no arrests, tickets over $250.00, and change in medical qualification between the time of the award and when they start school their freshman year.

    The 3 year has other conditions:

    The same three listed above.
    Maintain a 3.0 in all MS classes freshman year
    Maintain an overall 2.0 in college classes
    Pass PT test
    Attend all required MS classes freshman year (Better go to the non required ones too)
    Recommendation from the PMS at the end of the freshman year.

    As you can see there are more variables with the 3 year, that's why they call it an AD, Advanced Designee Scholarship. They designate the scholarship to the cadet as long as they meet the requirements and receive a recommendation from the PMS. The bad part is that they have to worry a bit more about getting hurt and changing their dodmerb status for the entire freshman year and following summer.

    My son's batallion has had two 3 year AD cadets and both received their scholarship with no problems. Just go to class, work hard, stay healthy, and he should be fine.

    Good luck and congratulations on the scholarship.
     
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    You mean we should worry that a broken arm or some other injury at the wrong time could cause him to lose his scholarship?
     
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    I sent you a PM
     

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