<p>I'm a recent high school graduate and I'm an incoming freshman to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My parents are unable to help me pay for my schooling despite the EFC on my FAFSA, so I will be having to take out loans for my freshman year if I want to attend the school (tuition is high for me because I'm from out-of-state, resident of California).</p>
<p>I began to seriously consider the NROTC and I contacted the scholarship coordinator at the university and was told that they would be unable to financially assist me for freshman year, because the deadline for the scholarship is farpast, but if I applied now, that chances are good I can receive a 3 year scholarship that would start my sophmore year.</p>
<p>As I was working on the NRTOC application, I came across the part in which I had to list references (teachers, counselors, etc). I imagine the intructions for the recommendations they have to write will be emailed to them. I haven't yet listed anyone because I want to ask them first (it's summer vacation and all, and well, I'm a bit 'embarassed' for lack of a better word, that I'll be requesting them to take time out of their breaks to complete something for me that might be time consuming).</p>
<p>Here's the thing. The teachers I have in mind asking, are the same ones that wrote my recommendations for the Common Application. (so here I'm asking them to do something for me AGAIN, see above) . But, they are the teachers that know me the best.
But I don't know whether they still have saved on their computer the recommendations they wrote for me. </p>
<p>IF they do..could they just use those for what they need to submit? Or, does the recommender portion involve answering specific questions about the student or a combination of answering questions AND personal evaluation of the student?</p>
<p>My other question is this:
If I were selected for the NROTC program, will I still be able to study abroad as an undergraduate, or is there a rule or condition against that (given that I have to take Naval courses at the University hosting the program)?</p>