what does an rotc scholarship cover?

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  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    What cost does an rotc scholarship actually cover?
    I was told by my sister who has a classmate at Duke on ROTC scholarship that pays his tuition, but not room and board?

    Is is generally true or varies by branch of military ROTC and college?
     
  2. goaliedad

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    It varies by branch and school.

    For example, all AROTC scholarships cover full tuition. AFROTC have some that do and others that do not.

    The book allowance seems to be different between branches as well.

    It would appear though that the stipends are the same.

    Many schools offer additional incentives to ROTC scholarship recipients independently of Uncle Sam. Some are extra dollars, others are full room and board. There is a sticky thread in this section that has information for Army ROTC.
     
  3. aglages

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    As far as I can determine the stipends are also not the same. It seems as though the Navy (and possibly the USMC) offers less per month and a smaller book allowance.
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=10041
     
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    I believe that you are correct and the stipends are not the same. Just looked this up on the VMI Navy/Marine and Army web sites.
    Comparing the two:
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    compared to the Navy program:
     
  5. goaliedad

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    I stand corrected on the stipend. I guess I've run across some outdated sites that listed the "old" AROTC stipends as the same as Navy's stipend and figured when they upped AROTC's stipend recently, that Navy's would follow. Wrong.
     
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    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    well- alternatively it could be that you are right and the VMI- Navy ROTC website is wrong cause your logic seems pretty good. It is odd that for exactly the same situations the Navy would pay a different stipend than the Army. Of course with the DoD nothing ever really passes the logic test so why should this be any different?:wink:
     
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    In September, I compiled this list of schools (for our college counselor) that offer room and board for NROTC.


    1. College Boston University (617) 353-2000 Free Room & Board
    2. Columbia College (MO) (800) 231-2391 Free Room
    3. Carnegie-Mellon University (412) 268-2000 Free Room & Board (on a case by case basis)
    4. Drexel University (215) 898-7436 Free Room and 25% discount on Board
    5. Florida A&M University (850) 599-3796 Free Room & Board (nomination from NROTC unit)
    6. George Washington University (202) 994-1000 Free Room & Board (prior active duty recipients) (tech majors eligible for stipend of $4000 for Room & Board)
    7. College of the Holy Cross (800) 442-2421 Free Room
    8. Washington State University (509) 335-3564 Free Room & Board
    9. Illinois Institute of Technology (312) 567-3000 Free Room & Board
    10. Iowa State University (515) 294-4111 $2000/year Room & Board (top 25% incoming freshmen)
    11. Jacksonville University (904) 744-3950 Free Room & Board
    12. Maine Maritime Academy (800) 227-8465 Free Room & Board
    13. Marquette University (414) 288-7076 Free Room & Board
    14. Michigan, University of (734) 764-1817 Room & Board Scholarship (eng students, case by case)
    15. Milwaukee School of Engineering (800) 332-6763 Free Room & Board
    16. Mississippi, University of (662) 915-7211 Free Room (out of state residents)
    17. Missouri, University of (573) 882-2456 $1000/year to Free Room & Board (varies)
    18. New York Maritime College (718) 409-7220 Free Room & Board
    19. Norwich University (800) 468-6679 Free Room & Board
    20. Prairie View A&M University (409) 857-2310 Free Room & Board
    21. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (518) 276-6000 Free Room & Board
    22. Rochester, University of (716) 275-6111 Free Room & Board
    22. San Diego, University of (619) 260-4600 Full or Partial Room & Board ( must complete Fall Semester 1st)
    24. Savannah State University (800) 788-0478 Free Room & Board
    25. Southern California, University (213) 746-1879 $2500/year Room & Board
    26. Southern University and A&M (225) 771-2430 Free Room & Board
    27. Louisiana State University (225) 388-1175 $1150/semester Room & $925/semester Board
    28. Texas A&M (979) 845-1775 Other scholarships available to ROTC scholarship recipients
    29. Tulane University (504) 865-5000 $6000 towards Room & Board
    30. University of Tampa (813) 253-3333 Average Room & Board
    31. Miami University (OH) (513) 529-3700 Free Room & Board
    32. Vanderbilt University (615) 322-2671 $3000/year Room & Board
    33. Westminster College (800) 748-4753 Free Room & Board - on campus / $2500 grant - off campus
     
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    Did the same for AROTC except I included other incentives offered in addition to room and board.
    Current as of beginning of December 2009.

    Part I:

    Alabama A&M University: Free Room and Board
    Alcorn State University: Free Room and Board
    Appalachian State University: $1,000 scholarship/year
    Arizona State University: Extra scholarships available
    Arkansas State University: 15 Room & 10 Board Scholarships
    Asbury College: Free Room and Board
    Austin Peay State University: Performance based housing $ and up to 4-$500
    scholarships
    Azusa Pacific University: Free Room and Board

    Baldwin Wallace College: Free Room and Board
    Bellarmine University: Free Room and Board
    Boston College: Free Room and guaranteed on-campus housing
    Boston University Compete for Room & Board & extra scholarships available
    Bowling Green State University: Free Room and Board
    Bryant College: Free Room and Board
    Bucknell University: Free Room and Board

    California Baptist University: Free Room and Board
    California State University-Fresno: Extra scholarships available
    Cameron University: Free Room and Board
    Campbell University: $1,000-$3,000/yr scholarship
    Canisius College: Awarded up to $8480 for Room and Board costs
    Carson-Newman College Free Room and Board
    Central Michigan University: Have chance to receive free Room and Board
    Central State University: Free Room and Board
    Central Washington University: Extra scholarships available
    Centre College: Free Room and Board
    Claremont-McKenna College: Free Room and Board
    Clarkson University: Free Room and Board
    Clemson University: Extra Scholarships available
    College of Mount St. Joseph: Free Room
    College of the Ozarks: Room and Board incentives
    College of William and Mary: One time award of $1,000 - based on merit
    Colorado State University: Free Room and Board-2nd Sem. Freshman year only plus
    extra scholarships
    Columbus State University: 5 reduced-rate dorm Rooms plus extra scholarships
    Coppin State University Conditional Room and Board
    Creighton University: Free Room

    Dickinson College: Grants $6,000-15,000/yr
    Drexel University: $5,500 grant


    East Tennessee State University: Free Room
    Eastern Illinois University: 2 Room and Board scholarships plus extra incentives
    Eastern Kentucky University: Free Room and Board
    Eastern Michigan University: $1,000/sem. for university housing
    Eastern Washington University: $1,000/yr Room incentives
    Elizabeth City State University: 10 Room and Board scholarships
    Elon University: Free Room and Board
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical: Free Room and Board
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical-Prescott: $15,000 in discretionary funds available and $1,000/yr
    additional funds available
    Endicott College: $6,000 grant for Room and Board + other scholarships

    Florida A&M University: Some Out-of-State student have fees waived
    Florida Institute of Technology: Free Room and Board
    Florida Southern College: Free Room and Board
    Florida State University: Out-of State fees waived
    Fordham University: Free Room
    Ft. Valley State University: Free Room and Board
    Furman University: Free Room and Board

    Gannon University: Free Room and Board - limited number available
    George Mason University: Extra scholarships available
    Georgetown College: Free Room and Board
    Georgia Military College: Performance grants to off-set Room and Board
    Gonzaga University: Free Room and Board
    Grambling State University: Free Room and Board on a limited basis

    Hampton University: 16 Room scholarships available
    Hofstra University: Free Room
    Howard University: 35 partial Room and Board scholarships

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Matching incentives and other scholarships available
    Indiana University - Purdue (IUPUI): Extra scholarships available

    Jackson State University: Free Room and Board
    Jacksonvillle State University: 5 Free Room competitive scholarships
    James Madison University: 4 Room and Board merit scholarships/class
    John Carroll University: Free Room and Board

    Kansas State University: $4,000 in endowment scholarship/yr + other scholarships
    Kent State University: Free Room for 1st 2 yrs-competitively awarded
    after 2nd yr & $1,000 to scholarship winners
    Kings College: Free Room and Board for Advanced Designees

    Lehigh University: Free Room and Board (case by case)
    Lincoln University: Free Room and Board + other scholarships
    Lock Haven University of Penn. Extra scholarships available
    Louisiana State University: Free Room and Board (on main campus)
    Louisiana Technical University: Free Room and Board
    Loyola College: Free Room plus extra scholarships available
    Loyola University: Free Room and Board (on space available basis)

    Marian College of Fon Du Lac: Free Room and Board
    Marion Military Institute: Free Room and Board
    Marquette University: $7,000/yr to off-set Room and Board ( on campus)
    Marshall University: Advanced course cadets on referral list for dorm resident
    advisor positions which pays Room & Board + $50
    Marywood University: Free Room and Board for Advanced Designees
    McDaniel College: Free Room and Board
    Mercer University: Free Room and Board
    Methodist College: $2,000-2,500/yr.
    Middle Tennessee University: Extra scholarships available
    Midway College: Free Room and Board
    Mississippi State University: 5 Room and Board scholarships + other scholarships
    Missouri State University: Ltd number of Room & Board incentives + other grants
    Missouri U.- Science & Technology: 10 free Room scholarships AND $2,000/yr
    Missouri Western State University: Other scholarships available
    MIT: Extra scholarships available
    Montana State University: Room and Board Scholarships for out-of-state cadets
    Morehead State University: Free Room. Meal plans for top 5 freshmen
    Morgan State University: Free Room and Board

    New Mexico Military Institute: Extra scholarships available
    New Mexico State University: Extra scholarships available
    Niagara University: Free Room and Board + merit scholarships available
    Nichols College: $1,000/sem credit towards Room and Board
    Norfolk State University: 4- $1,000/sem. scholarships
    North Carolina A&T State University: 5 Room and Board scholarships
    Northeastern University: 20% tuition grant that can be used for Room & Board
    Northern Arizona University: Competitive leadership tuition grant for freshmen
    Northern Illinois University: 20 Room scholarships for freshmen
    Northern Michigan University: $1,500/yr. $2,000/yr. if ACT is 28 or above
    North Ga. College & State University: Out-of State fee waived plus other scholarships
    Northwest University: Free Room and Board
    Northwestern State University: Free Room and Board (on main campus)
    Norwich University: Free Room and Board
    Notre Dame College: Free Room and Board

    Ohio Northern University: Free Room and Board for Advanced Designees
    Ohio University: Free Room & Board (merit based) & extra incentives
    Ohio State University: 4 Room and Board Scholarships & extra incentives
    Oklahoma State University: 3-5 awarded $800-$1,500/ea to off-set Room & Board
    Old Dominion University: 10 Room and 10 Board merit based scholarships plus
    extra scholarships available
    Oregon State University: Extra Scholarships available

    Pacific Lutheran University: $7,000 for Room and Board & tuition deposit waived
    Park University: Free Room and Board
    Pennsylvania State University: Financial benefits for Room and Board
    Prairie View A&M University: Room and Board assistance + extra scholarships
    Providence College: Free Room and Board for all Advanced Designees.
    Up to 5 free room and board for on-campus
    Purdue University: All high school valedictorians receive $1,000 for 1st/yr
    Extra scholarships available


    Rochester Institute of Technology: Free Room and Board
    Rose-Hulman Institute-Technology: $6,000/yr
    Ripon College: Free Room and Board (on-campus)
     
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    Part II:


    St. Augustine’s College: Free Room and Board
    St. Bonaventure University: $6,500 Room an Board Grant
    St. John’s University (Minnesota): Free Room and Board - Freshmen/Sophomores
    Free Room- Juniors/Seniors
    St. John’s University (New York): 8 Room and Board scholarships ($10,000/student)
    St. Joseph’s College: 50% off Room and Board rates
    St. Lawrence University: $7,000/yr or more for Room and Board
    St. Mary’s University: $4,000/yr. for student incurred expenses (Room&Board)
    St. Michael’s College: Free Room
    St. Norbert: Free Room
    Sam Houston State University: $250/semester scholarship offered + extra scholarships
    Santa Clara University: Free Room & Board
    Savannah College of Art & Design: Free Room and Board
    Seattle Pacific University: Free Room and Board
    Seattle University: Free Room and Board
    Shaw University: Free Room and Board
    Slippery Rock University: Supplemental monetary grants
    South Carolina State University: Free Room and Board
    South Dakota School of Mines: Free dorm Room in exchange for 6 hours tutoring in
    campus learning center
    South Dakota State University: Extra scholarships available
    Southern University & A&M College: Free Room and Board with 2.5 GPA or better
    Stephen F. Austin State University: 16 Free dorm Rooms + extra scholarships
    Stonehill College: Free Room and Board (merit based)
    SUNY- Brockport: Free Room to 6 recipients
    Susquehanna University: Free Room and Board

    Tarleton State University: 26- $750 Room scholarships/yr and extra scholarships
    Temple University: $500 for Freshmen w/ 1050 SAT and min. GPA of 3.0
    plus extra scholarships available
    Tennessee Tech University: May apply for leadership incentives of $100-$500 as
    well as dorm Rooms
    Texas A&M University-College Station: Advanced Designees eligible for $500/Sem for 4 Sem.
    plus extra scholarships available
    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: 12 Room and Board and 12 Board scholarships
    Texas A&M University-Kingsville: 12 Room and Board and 12 Board scholarships + extra
    scholarships available
    Texas Christian University: $6,000 towards Room and Board for SAT scores over
    1750 and ACT scores or 27 or transfer of 3.25 GPA
    Texas State University: 10-$1,000/yr Room and Board scholarships
    Texas Tech University: Extra scholarships available
    The Citadel: Room and Board incentives and extra scholarships
    Towson State University: $1,000-$4,000 grant which can be used towards Room
    and Board
    Transylvania University: Free Room and Board
    Troy University: 5 free Room scholarships
    Truman State Univeristy: Limited number of free Room & Board incentives plus
    other incentives
    Tulane University: Free Room and Board plus extra scholarships
    Tuskegee University: Free Room and Board + mandatory student fees

    University of Akron: 10 Room and Board scholarships available plus extra
    scholarships available
    University of Alabama - Birmingham: Extra scholarships available
    University of Alaska - Fairbanks: 4 free Room scholarships (competitive)
    University of Arizona: Extra scholarships
    University of Arkansas: Free Room & Board for students maintaining 3.0 GPA
    University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff: Free Room
    University of California-Los Angelos: Extra scholarships available
    University of Central Arkansas: Free Room and Board
    University of Central Missouri: Room & Board scholarships awarded on a semester
    performance basis system + other incentives
    University of Central Oklahoma: Extra scholarships available
    University of Cincinnati: Room and Board incentives
    University of Colorado-Boulder: Free Room & Board for freshman year for out-of-state
    students plus extra scholarships
    University of Colorado-Co. Springs: $500/yr and up to $2,000 for out-of-state students
    based on merit plus extra scholarships
    University of Dayton: Up to $9,000 awarded. $1,500 credit for computer.
    University of Delaware: Free Housing possible. Extra scholarships Soph. year.
    University of Houston: $600-$1,000 scholarship + extra scholarships
    University of Idaho: Merit based scholarship available
    University of the Incarnate Word: $4,000/yr incentive
    University of Kentucky: Free Room and Board + merit scholarships available
    University of Louisiana-Monroe: Free Room and Board
    University of Louisville: Extra scholarships available
    University of Maine: $2,500 grant/yr for SAT scores of 1100 or higher
    University of Memphis: Extra scholarships available
    University of Mississippi: Partial Room for on-campus
    University of Missouri-Columbia: Room and Board grants up to $2,500/yr plus other
    incentives
    University of Montana: $20,000 for Room and Board plus other incentives
    University of Nevada-Reno: Free Room and Board on case-by case basis +
    other incentives
    University of New Hampshire: $4,000-$7,000 for Room and Board
    University of North Alabama: Room and Board grants
    University of North Dakota: Extra scholarships available
    University of Northern Iowa: $1,000/yr grant for minority scholarship winners
    University of Oregon: 40% Room and Board incentive
    University of Rhode Island: Additional $’s available to offset additional costs
    University of San Francisco: Free Room and Board and application fee waives
    University of Scranton: Free Room and Board for Advanced Designees
    University of South Alabama: 11 Room scholarships with ACT of 24 or higher
    University of South Dakota: Scholarships and endowments available
    University of Southern California: $4,000/yr plus other scholarships available
    University of Southern Mississippi: Limited free Room and Board incentives plus other
    scholarships available
    University of Tampa: Free Room and Board (avg. costs) plus extra
    incentives
    University of Tennessee-Knoxville: $1,000/semester grant to qualified ROTC students
    University of Tennessee-Martin: Free Room + extra scholarships available
    University of Texas-Arlington: 80 dorm Room merit based scholarships/semester
    plus other scholarships available
    University of Texas-Austin: Extra scholarships available
    University of Texas-Pan American: 6 free Room and Board scholarships plus extra
    scholarships available
    University of Texas-San Antonio: Room incentives plus extra scholarships available
    University of Toledo: Free Room and Board
    University of Utah: Extra scholarships available
    University of Vermont: Free Room and Board
    University of Washington: Merit based scholarships up to $2,000/yr.
    University of Wyoming: Several discretionary Room and Board scholarships
    worth $750-$3,700

    Ursuline College: Free Room
     
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    Part III:


    Vanderbilt University: $3,000/yr financial incentives
    Valley Forge Military College: $7,000/yr merit based scholarships available
    Villanova University: 5 - $5,000 for Room and Board
    Virginia State University: Free Room and Board to exceptional students
    Virginia Tech: Extra scholarships available
    Viterbo College: Up to $4,250 for on-campus Room and Board

    Wake Forest University: Free Room and Board
    Washington State University: Merit based scholarships up to $3,000/year
    Washington University: 10-Free Room and Board plus other grants
    Weber State University: 7 Rooms plus extra scholarships available
    Wentworth Institute of Technology: Free Room
    Wentworth Military Academy: $4,000 scholarships available for Room and Board
    West Virginia State University: Room and Board waivers in college owned facilities
    West Virginia University: All fees waived
    Western Kentucky University: Free Room and Board
    Western Michigan University: $3,500/annually ($1,750/semester)
    Western New England College: Free Room and Board
    Widener University: Free Room and Board and matching incentives
    Wofford College: Free Room and Board
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Free Room and Board
    Wright State University: 13 free Room and Board incentives based on merit

    Xavier University: Free Room and Board
     
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    No, Navy still has the lower stipends at least per the Navy ROTC site (hopefully they aren't that slow to publish updates).

    DoD seems to allow each service to manage its own recruitment budget (ROTC being officer recruitment) according to its own needs. It is the same reason why the different branches have different scholarships.

    Quite frankly, there are a lot of kids who think flying or sailing is cooler than the work of the Army. Marines are a whole nother story. So to keep the balance of talent between the branches fairly equal, they use the monetary incentives to level out the playing field both in scholarship limits, books, and stipend.
     
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    Georgetown no longer offers free room and board for AROTC. They were on the list in September but are no longer on the list.
     
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    If you are referring to Georgetown University (in DC)- agreed
    However Georgetown College (in Kentucky) still does :thumb:
     
  14. navy2016

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    does rotc allow transfers of branches like service academies?
    ex. af rotc going into the navy or army?
     
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    You need to be a little more specific in your question. Are you asking about students that are currently on a ROTC scholarship? If so, you can definitely change branches after the first year and before the second begins as long as the branch ROTC program that you are transferring to, will accept you. Your scholarship will not transfer. You will need to apply to the new ROTC program for another.

    If you are not on scholarship, and not contracted (generally within the freshman & sophomore years), then again you can change branch ROTC programs provided that the new branch ROTC program will accept you.

    If you are beyond your freshman year AND a contracted ROTC cadet, then the answer is a lot more uncertain and it comes down to what your current ROTC program is willing to do...... and whether they have a serious monetary (scholarship) investment in you. Using your example: If the Air Force has paid for your ROTC training for three years, they may not be interested in having the Navy or Army reap the benefits of their investment.

    Hope this answers your question. Good luck!
     

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