Discussion in 'ROTC' started by JTaylorC, Aug 14, 2017.
What happens if someone on scholarship fails the prt?
If they fail the PRT and continue to fail the PRT eventually you will lose your scholarship.
You need to pass the PRT to have your scholarship activated. Typically early in the fall semester.
There is a difference between failing the PRT and earning a SAT on the PRT, which is below the commissioning standard of good but above failing. If a mid doesn't meet commissioning standards they'll typically be given a written warning and placed on remedial PT for the semester. Actual failures, or repeated PRTs with a score below GOOD, will likely result in a performance review board and possible loss of scholarship benefits.
Failing & disenrollment could lead to liability for repaying any ROTC scholarship funds that have been awarded to colleges for classes already taken. Plus interest. Bad.
Hearing all this, wouldn't it make sense for the Navy to give out 3 year scholarships (or 3.5 year) instead of 4 year ones? Again, from the arguments and debates I overserved on this forum, wouldn't it save time and money for the Navy?
Yes and no. Think about it.
The Navy, by offering 4 year scholarships, captures high achieving students who may be also considering partial or full scholarships at colleges without NROTC.
Also the Navy is competing against other branches. AROTC gives many more 4 year scholarships at more schools than NROTC. If NROTC only gave out 3 year and 2 year awards, they would lose the fight to win over many high level future officers.
I see your reasoning, maybe I have a bias stance since I didn't get a 4 year, but wouldn't there be enough high level prospective officers if students joined as a college programmer? Wouldn't that show as much commitment?
I believe that this is a big part of the rationale for 4-year scholarships.
There may be enough, yes. but ALL service branches want a cross section of the best and brightest that American has to offer. There is a finite number of TOP students who are both fit and interested in a military career. Consequently, they need to step up and pay for the 4 year or they will lose out on them. They want a diverse group so they want both the programmers AND the high achievers.
Copy that. Did not mean to create a stir. I was just curious on why. Looking forward to doing the PRT.
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