I am just beginning NROTC (4 yr scholarship), about 1.5 months in. I am considering switching to AROTC and need some advice. I don't know if I really thought through the Navy as a career path, and I feel like an idiot. I've always wanted to serve, but I can't really imagine myself on a ship or sub or even flying a plane. But I've been looking over the protocol for switching to the Army - I'd have to apply for a scholarship on campus. The problem is, I can't afford to go to school without a scholarship. If I leave NROTC to join AROTC as a walk on, I wouldn't have a scholarship 2nd semester. If I leave NROTC, my money is gone, and I'll have to compete for an on campus army scholarship. I doubt anyone here has experience with a MIDN this stupid, but advice would be great. There's no one I can really talk to about this. Should I talk to the ROO of the AROTC unit and explain my predicament? Can I apply for an AROTC 3 year scholarship while still participating in NROTC? I feel like AROTC would want me to put in the effort for a scholarship at the unit, but I couldn't afford staying in school if I dropped from NROTC.