Got NROTC Scholarship! What are my chances of having my number one school chosen

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  1. UAHopeful

    UAHopeful Member

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    I was awarded the 4- year NROTC scholarship recently and was wondering what the likelihood of it being awarded to my number one school would be. On my application I put Iowa State University as my number one and the University of Arizona as my second. I've visited the University of Arizona 3 times now and am completely certain that that is the school I belong at. I've already been accepted but I didn't list that school as my number one. I emailed the board about a week ago and requested they take into consideration my late request. They said they would but I'm still afraid they will choose a different school for me. Any help/idea of my likelihood of being awarded the scholarship to the University of Arizona.
     
  2. NAVYHOPEFUL2019

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    In my experience they award the first school on your list where they have a spot for a scholarship opening. It really comes down to the school having availability.
     
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    My portal hasn't changed at all however I received a call from my recruiter and the CO of my RS and they both told me I was an awardee. The CO told me I would be receiving a package in the mail within the next couple of weeks but I am still unaware of what school my scholarship has been placed. I took precautions and emailed my extremely last minute request and I was told my school choice change was updated per my request. I guess now I'll just have to wait and see. Thank you for your replies
     
  5. hopefulacademyguy

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    Congrats! I'm still waiting on Marine Option. From what I've been told they try their best to send you to you number one.
     
  6. USMCGrunt

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    Here is a description of the process from North Carolina State NROTC webpage:


    “Once a board has chosen the hundred or so students it will select, those applications are then sent to a placement department which determines what college/university NROTC unit each scholarship will be assigned to. Obviously, every effort is made to place a student where he/she wants to go, but other factors do come into play. For example, each particular unit (there are roughly 70 total) has a certain “quota” or max number of students that they can accept in a given year. NC State’s quota is usually 30. For us, this means that once 30 students have been placed in our unit and have accepted the scholarship offer, no additional students will be added here. If a 31st student was selected and their application went to placement, they may then be assigned to their number two, three, or four choice of school (again, depending on availability at that school). There are a few “morals” to this story. First, it is very important that you actually apply to all of the five schools that you list on your scholarship application because it is possible that you may not be assigned to your first choice. Second, you want to have your application completed early (before the August board) so that you maximize your odds of being assigned to your first choice (because certain schools, like NC State, tend to fill up fast). Other things that affect placement include whether a certain school would be in-state or out-of-state for a particular student. As you might expect, this doesn’t apply to private schools like Duke, MIT, etc. where there is no difference in tuition and most students come from out-of-state. It does, however, apply to state schools like NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, etc. For these type of schools, the Navy requires that a minimum of 50 percent of students placed there come from within that particular state. It is for this reason that you will be required to place at least one state school on your list of five.”

    http://naval.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-information
     
  7. bucketheadsdad

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    My son was awarded an "ESR" scholarship in November, and initially had his scholarship assigned to Texas A&M. He had listed A&M as his top choice early on, but didn't feel as thought he school was as good a fit for him as he initially thought. He had also visited and been accepted by Ohio St. and Miami of Ohio. He visited Rensselaer Polytechnic in early January and fell in love with the campus. They were very receptive to transfer his scholarship to RPI. (Unfortunately, we had to wait until March 15 to find out if he would be accepted by RPI, as his transcripts didn't get there in time for their early decision.)

    The wait was worth it. He got into RPI, and is beyond excited.
     
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    Sorry, ISR, not ESR.
     
  9. navymomwannabe

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    +1 to navyhopeful. I am sure they will try and take in your late request but typically they start at 1 and work their way down until they hit a unit that isn't full yet. Good luck!
     
  10. UAHopeful

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    Thank you! My scholarship was Marine Option as well. I hope you get it
     
  11. hopefulacademyguy

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    Oh cool, what district are you?
     
  12. UAHopeful

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    San Diego!! And Yourself?
     
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    Ah that makes sense. I'm in Chicago and no Marine Option applicants seem to have heard anything
     
  14. fencersmother

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    To our OP: please carefully consider changing your screen name to something anonymous. This is a very public forum. "ISUGal" "Steeler Fan" "No More High School".... I don't care what it is... just please change it.
     
  15. navymomwannabe

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    +1 fencersmother

    There is no reason to be "known" anymore than we already are on the internet.
     
  16. Water

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    Praying I get my top choice Norwich for the scholarship. Norwich is my home away for home. I've even been to there summer camp and am going back this summer.


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  17. UAHopeful

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    I hope you get it too! Best of luck to you
     
  18. UAHopeful

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    I don't know how to change it
     
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    Send your request to a Mod via private message.
     
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  20. kinnem

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    Actually it needs to go to Tactical Nuke
     
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