ROTC Scholarship

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  1. gaswimmer2022

    gaswimmer2022 New Member

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    I applied to all of the service academies for the incoming class of 2021 this year and unfortunately I was denied admission to all of them. I am going to be attending Norwich University this fall, with the intention of reapplication to the academies for the class of 2022, with the Naval Academy as the primary objective. I was offered a 3 year scholarship for an Army ROTC contract that would take effect my sophomore year of attendance at Norwich. Would it be better to go the NROTC route and decline the scholarship offer or take it on regards of application to USNA?
     
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    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Well that depends on many factors only you can answer. Can you afford 4 years at Norwich? Do you want to be an Army Officer? NROTC allows another nomination source and also allows you to apply for a 4 year NROTC and side loads moving forward. Bottom line is look at this if you spend 4 years at Norwich. Do you ultimately want to be a Naval officer? If that is the ultimate goal then you need to really do some soul searching and long talks with the parents about paying for Norwich and pursing that path. It's a tough decision because one appears to be your desired path with no guarantees.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I second NavyHoops. If you just want to serve as an officer, and there is nothing wrong with that, then I would go AROTC although that won't help a USNA application. If you really want to be a Naval officer I would enroll in NROTC, re-apply for the 4 year high school scholarship and also re-apply to USNA and also try to get a NROTC nomination. Of course, as with most of us, finances may overrule all.
     
  4. 5Day

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    NROTC scholarships, including sideloaded scholarships, favor STEM majors. If you are not going to be a STEM major you may want to stay AROTC.
     
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    Is it hard to get an appointment to USNA if you're major is in the humanities?
     
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    Your, sorry!
     
  7. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Ecm, USNA is looking for how you do in college as a reapplicant. If you read the re-applicant sticky it provides lots of guidance on the types of courses USNA recommends for a reapplicant... essentially they expect to see a Plebe like schedule and want to see you excel at that. As mentioned NROTC is very STEM based for scholarships. They are somewhere along the lines of 85% STEM based. NROTC has academic requirements regardless of major that include a year of Calc and Physics (I think... double check the physics...Nola?).

    You don't declare your major until second semester Plebe Year. USNA isn't so focused on what your major was freshman year at a university. In reality you are really taking gen ed courses anyways. They want to see you can handle taking a Plebe like schedule regardless of declared major at your university or future major at USNA.
     
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  8. gaswimmer2022

    gaswimmer2022 New Member

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    My intended major is mechanical engineering
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    NROTC NAVY OPTION scholarships favor STEM. The Marine Corps doesn't care what your major is.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    You are correct on the 1 year of calculus and 1 year of calculus based physics for Navy Option scholarship midshipmen.