DS Awarded NROTC ISR!

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  1. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    DS had his interview today with the CO of the Navy recruiting command. At the conclusion of the interview, the CO called us and his NROTC Coordinator into the office and announced that he is being awarded the NROTC Scholarship under the ISR Program. He said that he would come to his school and present the "big check" when the time comes! CO said he will likely get his first choice school since we are so early in the process.

    Needless to say, we are very proud! They are all aware that his first choice is USNA or USCGA, but we are very pleased to have plan B locked in!

    Much celebration in our home today!
     
  2. Future2LtMom

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    That is sooo exciting! I have chill bumps! Congratulations to your son and best of luck with his Plan A!:thumb:
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    Congratulations grevar! That is fantastic news!

    So happy for your DS and your family.
     
  4. Vista123

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    congrats!

    congrats!!!
     
  5. kinnem

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    Congratulations! :thumb:
     
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    Congratulations!

    If you don't mind answering, what state are you in?
     
  7. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    TN
     
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    Congratulations! That helps take just a little pressure off!
     
  9. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    Thank you all! I can say that the advice we received from these forums was very valuable. Especially the part about getting the NROTC application in as early as possible. We are glad to have his Plan B locked down.
     
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    Glad to hear! Hopefully everything will work out in the end!
     
  11. USMAROTCFamily

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    Grevar, congratulations to your son! What a great feeling that must be? When your son was offered the ISR, did they insist that the scholarship was basically binding, unless he gets into one of the Service Academies? For example, if he were to be offered an Army ROTC scholarship later, could he choose to take that in lieu of the Navy ROTC Scholarship? Did they explain how he would get "assigned" to one of the schools on his list? I've reach, of course that each Navy ROTC only has so many slots for scholarships and I was just wondering how he actually gets one of those coveted slots?
     
  12. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    We knew very little about the ISR prior to him being considered for it. He has submitted his app back in April when it first opened, and we kept checking the website and it still said it was not submitted to the Board in Pensacola. When he called his NROTC Coordinator, he was told he was being considered for the "ISR". About a week or so later, he was called down to interview with the CO of the Recruiting command and we learned that he has authority to award a few scholarships to highly qualified people. After the interview, we (parents) were called in and told he was being awarded the full NROTC scholarship and would likely get his first choice school since we are so early in the process.

    From now, we are told his "kit" is submitted to the Admiral for sign off, and then Pensacola will make the school assignment. (We were told to expect the letter with the school assignment in a couple weeks or so)

    He (and we) were asked to sign this form which was already endorsed by the CO. http://www.cnrc.navy.mil/publications/PDF FORMS/1100_32_1.pdf

    There was no real mention of obligation at this point other than the standard service obligation following college. They all know that he is a candidate for USNA and USCGA and even the CO told him he should take either one of those (over the NROTC Scholarship) if he is offered. I would imagine at some point he will receive a packet in the make which will included an official "acceptance" agreement, and we will have to look it over when the time comes.

    You are right, that each NROTC school only has X-number of billets and once they are filled, that school option is closed out. For example, his first choice school is ERAU, and they are typically at capacity after the first couple of Boards, so the fact that he is in so early will improve his chances of getting a slot there.

    Hope this answered your questions
     
  13. SwimMomNyc

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    Congratulations! Btw, what is an ISR?
     
  14. USMCGrunt

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    I have no personal knowledge of the ISR program. However, this document spells out some details for you.

    COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1533.4C dated 9 July 2012

    http://www.cnrc.navy.mil/publication...33 4C .pdf
     
  15. grevar

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    USMCGRUNT provided the Navy Regs regarding the ISR, but in a nutshell, it is the same 4-year NROTC scholarship that you apply for starting in April. They single out fewer than 150 highly qualified applicants, and the Recruiting District Commanding Officers have the authority to award the ISR's (Immediate Scholarship Reservations) to those from their district that are deemed highly qualified. Those recipients do not have to be "boarded" in Pensacola like the rest. One man/woman is making the decision rather than a board of people.

    The qualifications, benefits, etc are the same as the regular 4-year scholarship. The real advantage is early school selection. Our son is shooting for ERAU and since he is so early in the process, we are really hoping he will get that school assignment even before the first ERAU assignments come from the Board.
     

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