How competitive is it to get the Army 2 year Early Commissioning ROTC Scholarship?

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  1. rayrotc

    rayrotc Member

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    I don't see many forums talking about the ROTC ECP scholarship, so I'm just wondering how competitive it is. Is it as competitive as the 4 year national ROTC scholarship or what?
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    If you apply for the National AROTC Scholarship I believe there is a box you can check if you want to be considered for an ECP Scholarship. You can also talk to the various JMC's about scholarship opportunities. This past couple years ECP scholarships have been offered to applicants that board considered to fall below the cutoff OML for the National Scholarship. While you may not need stats high enough to receive a National Scholarship, it would depend on how many applicants are in the ECP pool for consideration to determine how competitive it would be.

    Is it your desire to be in the ECP or are you just looking at scholarship opportunities. Make sure you do a lot of research on ECP before you ever commit to anything.
     
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    I desire to be in the ECP. Thanks for your quick response.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Just make sure you are aware of how ECP works in regard to Active Duty.

    All ECP cadets commission into the Reserve component after completing their associate’s degree and serve in the Reserves or National Guard while they complete their bachelor’s degree at a follow on four year school. If an ECP cadet wishes to compete for active duty, they must request to revoke their reserve status during their sophomore year . If that gets approved, they will then compete for active duty during their senior year along with all the other ROTC cadets for that year’s cohort.

    That's the kicker "If that gets approved"

    There are not many, maybe one or two, on this forum that have gone the ECP route. The most visible person here was told the same as the statement above, I believe that out of their class only a couple were recommended to compete for active duty and I am not sure either was approved. It can change every year, what your told when you start may and can change without warning.

    If you are at all interested in Active Duty when you commission I would highly suggest you rethink ECP.
     
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    Thanks, and ECP is my backup. If I don't get the 4 year, I'm going ECP.