Citizenship requirement

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  1. s1kfakah

    s1kfakah Member

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    I am currently a US Legal Resident and have been living in the US for almost a decade. I am able to apply for my citizenship on February 2011 (when i turn 18).

    Does this allow me to meet the citizenship requirement?

    Thanks You For the info,
    Bryant
     
  2. educateme

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    I have a colleague who went through the citizenship application process. It took him over a year. I believe at the minimum it takes a few months. On top of that some people do get DENIED.

    I don't believe "I have applied for the citizenship" satisfies the "citizenship" requirement. I believe they want someone who is actually a citizen at the time of application.

    Given this, if you are a HS senior trying to get a national scholarship during this current academic year, it's a no go.

    You may qualify in time for a campus scholarship (if your citizen approval is done super fast, before the beginning of the fall term 2011) but that's still iffy. You may shoot for 2, 3 year campus scholars once you become a citizen.

    But then again, I may be wrong. You should really call the cadet command to get the right answer.
     
  3. gojack

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    For what it's worth,

    A friend of my son's went along on a campus tour with us.
    Super bright kid - from Eastern Europe, speaks Russian, Ukrainian, French and English. (green card) PMS told him that if he was interested, he was almost guaranteed a 4yr scholarship, and that they could expedite his citizenship paperwork. Told him citizenship would be a non-issue.
     
  4. usmahopeful

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    The citizenship is a tricky process. It can take a whoel year or a couple months. So if you are trying to go into programs or scholarships that require citizenship, I would say that you have very little chance.
     
  5. cdh50193

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    Do not be discouraged, go for it.
     
  6. FloridaDad

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    Have your parents been naturalized? If they have you are technically American but can't apply for your certificate until you are 18. However if your parents sign the forms you can apply before your 18th birthday. You can also get a US passport using your parents documentation, which would be sufficient to establish citizenship.

    If your parents have not been naturalized it could take a couple of years to become a US citizen based on ten years residency.
     
  7. cdh50193

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    Come to think of it, I'm in the exact same situation. You can apply for a AF scholarship with a Green card and if you do get granted one, you must be a Citizen by fall to utilize the scholarship. But for Navy and Army, you must be Citizen when you apply.

    I received a letter from the Army saying I was immediately disqualified because of my Citizenship status. So I assumed the same would apply for AF, but I called my local Det. and he stated the same- that I will be disqualified. 2 weeks later, I receive an e-mail stating my status that I should hurry with my papers that I must hand in. That moment, all hope was restored. Otherwise, you would have to apply for a campus-based scholarship once you're in the school.

    http://www.fcps.edu/southcountyss/guidance/ROTC_Scholarship_Information.pdf
     
  8. FloridaDad

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    You never answered my question above regarding your Green Card and parents?
     

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