Decision Date for Scholarships

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  1. hachie07

    hachie07 New Member

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    I was wondering how fast decisions are made for the NROTC scholarship. I sent my complete package, interview and all Dec 6. When do you think I will receive a decision?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. mdrob214

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    DD completed her package 17 Oct and received scholarship offer 6 Dec. You won't know the final decision until the last board meets which I believe is in April. The website was updated with the notification about 2 weeks before she got the letter from NROTC.
     
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    Did you receive a phone call for the notification or did you just check online?
     
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    kinnem Moderator

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    The next board meets sometime this month I believe. Not sure if there was a board since Dec. 6 and in any case its unlikely they got through all the applications. In any case, as mdrob214 indicated, if you don't receive a scholarship from a particular board, you will be automatically reboarded. You may be waiting for a while until final decisions are reached. Be patient, work on backup plans in case you don't get a ROTC scholarship, get the FAFSA completed, and pursue other scholarships.

    I hope your patience pays off. We waited until April last year before we finally got the 'Thanks for applying, but...' letter. Fortunately plan B was in place and DS is doing NROTC as a college programmer at his first choice OOS school thanks to other scholarships.
     
  5. mdrob214

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    She just checked online. No phone calls. Unfortunately DD needs a medical waiver for a shoulder surgery so I had spent some time on the phone with the NROTC office to figure out timelines etc and got info on the process. From what I was told they have a monthly board to rank the applications and select the recipents, usually the first week of the month. Then the staff there gets those applications and has to "verify" the data, do paper work, and match up with schools. Then once a week the senior officer (Rear Admiral I think) gets the candidate list and approves. Then they start updating the website and sending letters. So, if you are on the top of the list you hear earlier.

    Bottomline. Hurry up and wait. I would say good luck but my daughter tells me there is no luck, only hard work and opportunity according to her swim coach.:shake:
     
  6. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I submitted Aug. 5, and the website was updated Oct. 17. Bit more than two months?
     
  7. hachie07

    hachie07 New Member

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    Thanks everyone! I totally agree about the no luck, its all up to them now, and Ill make the best with what Im given! Even though the results probably wont come out for a while, ill still be checking every night lol
     

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