When do you have to commit?

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  1. annymos

    annymos New Member

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    Yes, I know this is completely unethical.
    If you get a ROTC Scholarship when do you have to commit to military service?
    When you enroll in a college and take the scholarship or later in the process? I was just wondering because my uncle didn't have to commit until his second or third year like 50 years ago and decided he didn't want to do NROTC anymore and got to keep the scholarship money already paid.
     
  2. aglages

    aglages Parent

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    If you receive a freshman scholarship then you will commit on the first day of classes for your sophomore year.
     
  3. mbitr

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    Why do you mention ethics? Are you planning on applying for a scholarship solely to pay for your freshman year?
     
  4. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent

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    There are a lot of young folks who have a healthy respect for the level of commitment necessary and want to make sure that they are a good match for the job before committing a lot of years.

    The fact that the OP shows some apprehension for the appearance of lacking commitment demonstrates that respect for the gravity of the decision.

    And yes, the one year paid (if you get a 4-year scholarship) is meant to give an exit for those who find that ROTC and the military lifestyle wasn't what they thought it would be.

    A surprisingly large number of 4-year scholarship recipients do not stay the course.
     
  5. mbitr

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    Of course, but apprehension isn't unethical. That's why I'm confused with the OPs opening statement.
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    ^^^^
    Hey he's a high school kid. Give him a break. :smile: He probably thought we might perceive it as unethical. And even if I'm wrong, at least he's considering ethics! That's a step in the right direction. (Although I have to say the same thoughts you're having crossed my mind for a moment).
     

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