I'm currently applying to USNA and for a NROTC scholarship. If I do not get into USNA my backup plan is to do NROTC at a school I have already gotten into. My question is if I do not receive a NROTC scholarship is there a way for me to join NROTC without being on a scholarship? If so do I have to apply/compete for a spot? Do I receive any financial benefits (i.e. monthly stipend)? Do I have to pay for uniforms?