They are doing away with advanced standing this year or in future years? Aren't they giving out a lot or 2 year scholarships and advanced standing this year?
We were told the same thing. They are working with the college program students to get them the scholarships but encourage applying for both, the four year and the side loaded scholarships and VTCC has been very successful in getting them. Their advice is that with the military, you just have to keep asking and don't stop. It also helps to have the applicable ROTC CO to do the interviews once they get to school because it seems to carry more weight with the Boards.
Sounds like we were in the same NROTC briefing at Virginia Tech. We were there for orientation on the 12th & 13th. Were you there then? I recall there was a female cadet there from Florida.
Yes, we were there at the same time and we were the only ones from Florida that I know of. There are other kids from Jax going to VA Tech but not the Corp that I am aware of so it must be us that you remember. [emoji4]
Longer more involved answer...
Enroll as a college program midshipman and compete for the 4 year scholarship again. Also you will compete for a 2 or 3 year sideload scholarship.
You can also go a non-scholarship route through NROTC.
You can also attended OCS after you graduate.
So if I do go into the non-scholarship route in NROTC, I'm still able to become an officer? Thank you again for replying
You do not have to enter as enlisted. Join your college's NROTC program as a "College Program" student and reapply for the scholarship. Even if you are never awarded one you can apply for Officer Candidate School after graduation and having been involved in the NROTC program is a great way to show your interest and commitment to serving in the Navy. Our friend's son did just that and is in flight school for the Navy now! Also, I want to extend a welcome to the incoming VTCC parents on this post!! It is an amazing program (our youngest son will be a senior this fall, NROTC) and will be one of the Company Commanders - it can be overwhelming for them at first but keep encouraging them - they will eventually thrive!!!!If one does not receive a scholarship in ROTC (more specifically NROTC) and wants to pursue a career in the military, can they still be an officer? Or do they have to enter as enlisted after college?