Will a NROTC Scholarship have to be forfieted

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Dknightfam, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Dknightfam

    Dknightfam Member

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    if the student is injured before arriving on campus for that first week in the fall? I.e. do they have restrictions (like USNA or AFA) that you must be in good physical condition? I.e. no casts, splints, recent surgeries, etc? And if you get one of these injuries during the summer before you arrive at your NROTC unit, what are your options? Still attend but not under the ROTC scholarship blanket?
     
  2. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    The applicants need to still meet the medical standards on the day they report for the ROTC training. If they have had a medical issue/injury before reporting to ROTC I would have that applicant contact both the ROTC unit he/she plans on attending, and DoDMERB. I have seen some injuries get waived for ROTC that would have kept an applicant home from one of the CA's. It is always best to be upfront about the injuries/illnesses, the ROTC detachments do not like suprises any more than the academies.
     
  3. Dknightfam

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    Yeah, and I guess we also have to keep in mind the timing too. If someone gets injured enough to keep them out of a SA on June 28th, they have until August/Sept (i.e. the ROTC reporting date) to heal up enough to make the grade (at least to the level the local ROTC regiment needs them to be). I.e. a casted broken bone in June might be healed enough to make the ROTC scholarship still available, right?

    Just trying to validate keeping the ROTC school as an option (via $ Deposit, etc)!
     
  4. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    I'm not going to put myself out on that limb! If something were to happen, each case is individual, and there is no blanket policy that I know of.

    As for keeping the ROTC scholarship open, and putting a deposit down, that is completly up to you. I can't tell you one way or the other.
     

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