Navy vs. Marine Scholarship

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Farm Kid, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Farm Kid

    Farm Kid 5-Year Member

    Jul 15, 2011
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    So I've come to the fork in the road: Navy or Marine scholarship for ROTC. Can anybody give me some ideas as for which scholarship I should choose to apply for?

    My ultimate goal is for a pilot slot, but I do have some alternate ideas if I can't get a pilot slot. As for a major in college, I plan on going into aeronautical engineering or some other engineering or science related field.

    I have already applied to the AFA and AFROTC, but I want to have a backup plan if both of those applications get denied.

    Also, if you know where I can get more information about NROTC and Navy/Marine careers, please let me know.
  2. lroddy

    lroddy 5-Year Member

    Feb 16, 2011
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    NROTC/Marine Info

    Check out this site you should be able to find all the answers you need...and if I were you I would apply for all scholarships you can...better to have a lot of options than none at all...:thumb:
  3. dunninla

    dunninla 5-Year Member

    Jan 26, 2010
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    I'm not sure how to answer your question.

    Out of NROTC Navy Option, 273 mids billeted into Naval Aviation this past Spring, with another 108 into Naval Flight Officer.

    Out of NROTC Maring Option, 111 mids billeted into Marine - Air. I don't know if Marine Air is further broken out into Aviator vs. Flight Ops.

    The % of Navy Option mids who got Naval Aviator, and the % of Marine Option mids who got Marine - Air, were about he same... but I don't know if Marine Air is Aviator, or Aviator + Flight Ops.

    As to which is more suited to your personality, nobody here can say. I don't know the difference between the two. My nephew was given his pick of billets out of USNA (he was a Trident Scholar), and picked Naval Aviator and not Marine-Air. Actually he's at MIT right now so he won't be in flight training for at least a couple more years.

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