4 year NROTC scholarship for sophomore


5-Year Member
Dec 20, 2017
If transferring into an NROTC school as an incoming sophomore, is it possible to get a 4-year NROTC scholarship for a 5-year degree. I am looking at a few schools that are liberal arts but offer a five year plan for engineering degree (Holy Cross is the school....3 years there then 2 years at Columbia in its engineering program and graduate with an engineering degree....since I would be a transfer I would do 2 years at Holy Cross and 2 years at Columbia). Thoughts?
The answer would be no. You can compete for a three year side loaded scholarship; however, it will not carry you for a fifth year. The Navy wants you done done in 4 years starting as a freshman on a 4 year scholarship. Side loaded sophomore 3 years.
Holy Cross is a nice school with a nice unit. Our DD has applied; she is an NROTC candidate as well as an Naval Academy candidate.
Good luck!
I can't speak to the transfer issue but wanted to add a little bit more on 5 yr degrees -- my DD is a freshman 4 yr NROTC at VT in engineering. Her degree is a 5 year degree. Her 4 yr scholarship will *technically* run out in her 4th year but all Mids in her unit in this position (and in good standing) simply apply for the "5th year" scholarship which is routinely granted by the Navy for them to complete and commission as these types of degrees are in high demand.