I am going to apply for the Navy ROTC scholarship to go to University of Texas in Austin. Would there be a difference in benefits, PT, requirements, etc. if I pursued something like engineering? I’m not just interested in engineering, I’m just trying to learn all the details of the scholarship.
Answer by Larian LeQuella
Generally ROTC scholarships are tied to the field of study you start in, so if you get a scholarship for engineering and decide to go for nursing, you’ll have to re-compete for a new one (although if you have a scholarship, and want to move into a field they need more, then it’s usually a gimme).
As for ROTC requirements, there is no difference based on your major. The only difference may be incentive pay you could get for specific career fields AFTER you graduate (i.e. I know doctors, lawyers, and us pilots got bonuses). Not sure about nurses, although I can see them getting them since they are needed. Engineers generally don’t have bonuses.