Looking for clarification

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by SBHS2018, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. SBHS2018

    SBHS2018 Member

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    I will be attending a SMC this fall. Do I have to receive the NROTC scholarship in order to be commissioned as a Navy Officer?
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator

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    In a nutshell, no. You will go in as a "College Programmer."

    No scholarship is required to commission. You just have to do well enough to achieve "Advanced Standing" by your junior year. If you don't make Adv. Standing, you will not be allowed to commission.

    This is from the Navy website:
    NAVY ROTC COLLEGE PROGRAM
    • Applicants selected from students already attending or accepted by colleges with Navy ROTC programs
    • Provides uniforms and Naval Science textbooks.
    • College Program students selected for "advanced standing" receive a stipend for maximum of 20 months. Advance standing is only available starting the junior year of college. Stipend per academic month is $350 junior year and $400 senior year.
      • Students will complete naval science and other university courses, a few specific university courses, and attend one summer training session
      • Normally at sea for Navy midshipmen
    • Normally at Quantico, VA for Marine Corps midshipmen
    • On graduation, two- and four-year College Program midshipmen may be commissioned ensigns in the Naval Service or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps

    Source:
    http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
     
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  3. SBHS2018

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    Thank you
     
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    glen 5-Year Member

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    Also, once at college and enrolled in the NROTC (Navy or Marine Corps Option) you are eligible to apply for an NROTC 3 or 2 year scholarship based on your grades and performance in the ROTC unit. See: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
     
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