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Navyman

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Is anyone aware of what schools offer supplemental scholarships or assistance with Room and Board to NROTC Scholarship recipients? I am aware that RPI provides a supplemental scholarship that covers all of Room and Board and that Vanderbilt covers $3,000. Those are the only schools I'm personally aware of offering these benefits. Does anyone know of others?

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It is my understanding that George Washington University offers NROTC students room and board if they major in engineering. We were advised this by the recruiting officer in spring 2007 at GWU. But things may have changed. (http://gwired.gwu.edu/finaid-c/Sourcebook/RegulationsforMeritAwardscopycopy/)

I also believe that Fordham offers room and board to NROTC students attending SUNY Maritime College. I may have learned this through this forum.
NROTC Scholarship Program
Navy and Marine Corps scholarships are available at both Fordham and Maritime College. The Navy Nursing Scholarship is available at Molloy College.
4-year scholarships are worth approximately $160,000 at Fordham, $75,000 at Molloy, and $59,000 at SUNY Maritime College.
These scholarships are awarded on a national basis, and benefits include tuition, academic fees, $375/semester for books, and a monthly stipend of up to $400. Room and board are not included, but the SUNY Maritime College and Fordham offer free room for students on a 4-year NROTC scholarship.
(http://www.nrotc.sunymaritime.edu/Recruiting/programs.htm)

Here is from Holy Cross' website:
The Navy ROTC program at Holy Cross offers full- and partial-tuition scholarships to selected cadets and midshipmen. A full four-year NROTC scholarship student attending Holy Cross receives a tax-free stipend (currently $150 per month) and a Holy Cross NROTC Scholarship Incentive Grant, which equals standard room charges each year. The Incentive Grant is only applicable towards on-campus room charges. For more information, contact the Naval ROTC office on campus. (http://www.holycross.edu/admissions/financial-aid/package/scholarships.html)

I hope this was a helpful start. . .
 

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Im a freshman at Virginia Tech on AFROTC scholarship. This school offers the "Emerging Leader Scholarship", which is $3,000 a year through all four years for out of state cadets. Its not a competitive thing either. I dont know of anyone who wasnt given one.

Its a pretty good deal. http://www.vtcc.vt.edu/Prospect/Scholarships.php
 

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Hello,

Marquette University in Milwaukee (Jesuit Catholic College) also offers room and board for NROTC.

Respectfully,

Julia
 

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All of the replies to Navyman are excellent support. That said, if I were an applicant and had that question...I'd contact NROTC HQs in Pensacola and get the accurate/up to date/comprehensive list of the schools meeting your criteria:thumb:
 

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Hi NavyMan,

I'm a NROTC midshipman in my 3rd year of college. Drexel university offers a great program for ROTC mids (both army and navy through our cross town program). We get free room and 25% off of our board. Additonally Drexel is very supportive when it comes to priority registration, and a bunch of other perks that they treat ROTC guys just like varsity athletes. I hope this helps. The best thing about the room when your a upperclassmen is you can get priority registration in the biggest, best, closest most expensive apartments (I believe it would normally cost $1000/month). I hope this helps and feel free to message/reply if you have any other specific questions

Zack
 

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Hi NavyMan,

I'm a NROTC midshipman in my 3rd year of college. Drexel university offers a great program for ROTC mids (both army and navy through our cross town program). We get free room and 25% off of our board. Additonally Drexel is very supportive when it comes to priority registration, and a bunch of other perks that they treat ROTC guys just like varsity athletes. I hope this helps. The best thing about the room when your a upperclassmen is you can get priority registration in the biggest, best, closest most expensive apartments (I believe it would normally cost $1000/month). I hope this helps and feel free to message/reply if you have any other specific questions

Zack
My son just found out he recieved a NROTC scholarship and the UPENN via Drexel is his first choice. We are planning on a visit over the Easter break. Maybe we will have a chance to sit and chat for a bit. I've read several of your posts over the past months of waiting.
 

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My son just found out he recieved a NROTC scholarship and the UPENN via Drexel is his first choice. We are planning on a visit over the Easter break. Maybe we will have a chance to sit and chat for a bit. I've read several of your posts over the past months of waiting.
O.T. but, you mean his one post in the last two months, right?
 

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I have a hypothetical, what would happen if your (parents) income were to go to zero in say, the beginning of your 3rd year at VMI, and you were contracted with the Army and no longer able to pay for room and board?

Are there scholarships for this situation? It's not a far fetched idea, it's a possibility with todays economy and coming up with approximately $12,000 a year in extras could be hard.
 

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I would like to know where you get the $12,000 figure? Room and board are listed in the 6,444 range - It is my understanding that tutition and all fees are paid by nrotc scholarship - I would recommend you check with NROTC or VMI's office-I would imagine they have experience with the scholarships and would be able to explain clearly outstanding costs not covered by scholarship Good luck!
 

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Maximus - it's not far-fetched at all.

There are a lot of ROTC students who struggle to pay for room and board. Some families qualify for financial aid while other do not. Room and board at many colleges is now over $10,000/year. Some students choose not to live on campus - and some need to have a car.
The monthly stipend can help but often times it isn't enough. I do believe that when ROTC cadets/midshipmen are on summer training they are paid for that training as well.
If the student qualifies for financial aid - which usually is dependent on the parents income - Federal Student loans are available. College juniors and seniors who have demonstrated "need" are able to borrow $7500/year in Federal loans. Some students will also qualify for federal state grants and/or scholarships.
When parents lose a job - this can turn paying for college into a crisis situation. If the parents can't/won't help pay then the student gets a job and or takes out loans.
 

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Thanks JAM :thumb:

One more question on room and board, my son loved the Citadel after a Pre-Knob visit a few weeks ago. The wife and I stayed for a seminar while there about costs with a couple of hundred other parents.
My son has a four year Army scholarship and I know that's tuition and books, I wonder if they pay for the Citadel uniforms also? Obviously I have to finish the research on this if he decides to take this road and, it is what it is but, any ideas on exactly what the Army or NROTC-MC option scholarships will pay for on the below out of state cost schedule?

The Citadel Fee schedule:

Tuition and fees (unlimited credits, out of state) $21031
Double room $2800
Board (20 meal plan) $2950
Books/Clothing $5630 (Note: $5,000 of this figure is The Citadel uniforms for 4 years, paid up front 1st year, drops to $2,500 each year after)
Laundry $555
Dry Cleaning Included
Infirmary $534


TOTAL $33500
 

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I would like to know where you get the $12,000 figure? Room and board are listed in the 6,444 range - It is my understanding that tutition and all fees are paid by nrotc scholarship - I would recommend you check with NROTC or VMI's office-I would imagine they have experience with the scholarships and would be able to explain clearly outstanding costs not covered by scholarship Good luck!
Thanks for the luck! :thumb: and of course, we'll research this if he takes this path...I'm still in sticker shock but I'm thankfull and proud he wants to take one of the ROTC scholarships offered.

I get the $12,000 for VMI by looking at the Citadel schedule, as I think they are close in cost.

My interpretation and understanding of the AROTC Scholarship is tuition and books, that would leave us short for about $11,839 due in clothing, laundry, room, board and infirmary.

The Citadel Fee schedule:

Tuition and fees (unlimited credits, out of state) $21031
Double room $2800
Board (20 meal plan) $2950
Books/Clothing $5630 (Note: $5,000 of this figure is The Citadel uniforms for 4 years, paid up front 1st year, drops to $2,500 each year after)
Laundry $555
Dry Cleaning Included
Infirmary $534


TOTAL $33500
 
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