NROTC Tier 3

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by bob1222, May 11, 2015.

  1. bob1222

    bob1222 New Member

    May 11, 2015
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    Hi -

    I've received acceptance to a top tier university, one of Stanford/Harvard/Princeton, and am deferring admission for a year to travel - my family has never had the money to take us on vacation, so I wanted to spend the year seeing the world. I'm interested in doing NROTC, but I'm most likely going to major in a humanities Tier 3 department. By the way, I am also fluent, speak/read/write, in a DoD strategic language, one of Pashtu/Farsi/Urdu.

    My question is, with the fact that I will be attending a highly "prestigious" university and can speak a highly strategic language, do my chances of getting the Tier 3 scholarship increase? What else could I do to increase my chances?

    Sorry for the dumb anonymity with the college/language. I just feel more comfortable that way.
  2. nofodad

    nofodad 5-Year Member

    Dec 21, 2011
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    Although your question may be impossible to answer, I would say that if you're competitive for admission at those schools, and you have significant leadership and athletics on your resume, then you would be a strong candidate. Of course your language skills will help. I'm sure you're aware that 85% of NROTC scholarships go to STEM majors and that the tier III scholarship may be the most difficult ROTC scholarship to get. Out of curiosity, would you apply to the scholarship after your travel year?
  3. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe Member

    Sep 7, 2013
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    Although Tier 3 are the most difficult to get, I think the language majors probably have a better shot at the Tier 3 than the other humanities majors.
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Agree with nofodad. You obviously have strong credentials to get into a top tier school of that caliber. All you can do is apply and see what happens. If being an officer is the goal, then by all means apply and see where it goes. If you don't get the scholarship are you still planning to attend that school? If don't get the scholarship are you still going to to do NROTC and apply for a scholarship once there or compete for advanced standing? I think your gap year will provide maturity and a different view on life. I think these things can be a positive if expressed appropriately in your interviews and essays.
  5. scutrules

    scutrules 5-Year Member

    Dec 31, 2010
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    Have you looked at the LREC scholarship? That might be more interesting to you than simply a Tier 3 major. If anything, doesn't hurt to check it out!
  6. BLUF

    BLUF Member

    Feb 27, 2014
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    I would go straight to the source.

    Application Guidance and Assistance

    Before You Submit Application
    If you have questions or need help completing the application before you submit it, please contact your NROTC Coordinator or the Candidate Guidance Office:

    [​IMG]1.800.NAV.ROTC Option 3, Ext. 0,1

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