Will a ROTC/SMP scholarship cover law school without committing to JAG?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by JarKay, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. JarKay

    JarKay New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I plan on getting my AAS in political science at the Juco level before transferring to a university to get my undergrad. If I waited to apply for a scholarship through ROTC/SMP until my junior would the 4 year degree cover law school without committing me to JAG. I would like to fulfill a combat role instead of being a lawyer while in the Army.
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    537
    You can't use a scholarship to pay for two degrees, so you could either hope to land a two year scholarship and then request ed delay for law school, which would probably require you to serve JAG Corps, or you could try for a scholarship for your advanced degree and then you would compete for branch just like everyone else. Of course if you are talking about an "SMP" scholarship you are going to serve in the Guard or Reserves when you graduate. You should talk to the ROO at the program you plan to attend, because what you want to do is complicated, and is not going to work like you think it is.
     
    Dckc88 likes this.
  3. JarKay

    JarKay New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    So I could pay for undergrad myself and then apply for a scholarship through the ROTC to pay for law school and commission as a 2LT after law school without having to go JAG?
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    537
    That is a possibility, but you need to talk to the programs you will be part of, and have a plan... there will,probably not be any guarantees to start.
     
  5. JarKay

    JarKay New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I see. Thank you very much for the information.
     

Share This Page