ROTC Scholarship on top of a D1 Athletic Scholarship
I hope that someone can give me good information (help!!). My daughter has a full-ride at a small D1 college to play volleyball. We pay fees ($500) and some books each semester (the athletic dept often has books she can "borrow"). That's it. Tuition, room & board is covered. She is truly blessed (we are, too!).
She now has a desire to join the Army ROTC (she is currently a college sophomore). She would like to be in Foreign Affairs and believes that starting a career in Military Intelligence will help her achieve that. She has been participating in all of the college's ROTC programs and just applied for the Army ROTC scholarship. She is #1 on their scholarship list (she has a 4.0 and did very well on PT testing).
So... somehow someone has told her if she gets the Army ROTC scholarship that she can just "pocket" the money since she does not need it for school. Say what???? That cannot be right?!?! She plans to keep her volleyball scholarship and add the ROTC on top of it (if she gets it).
Can someone please give me some facts about ROTC scholarships? I cannot imagine they let students pocket the money. At most, they will pay the fees ($500/semester) and whatever she needs covers in books (usually about $150). I think she would be better off keeping her options open for the next 2 years and if she is still interested in the Army when she graduates, she should go to OCS.
Thanks for the help!!!!