My son is applying to Annapolis. He is also looking into NROTC. Questions a) Are all NROTC participants on scholarship - or are there some that are just participating because they want to be commissioned? b) If there are non-scholarship participants - do they have the same NROTC experience as the scholarship people (e.g. summer activities) There are two reasons I am asking this. 1) We are lucky enough to be able to pay for his college without any kind of scholorship 2) He is convinced the Marines is the best life for him. We (his parents) aren't as sure. The concern is that a scholarship would "lock him in" to that path Any input would be appreciated.