I have a scholarship... I think

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  1. reibayer12

    reibayer12 New Member

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    Hello,
    I am a senior who is accepted at Norwich University. I am placed under Corps of Cadets for lifestyle and I have received a ROTC scholarship, sort of. After getting acceptance into Norwich, I waited for a response for Cadet Command, who still haven't written back to me, and before I knew it, I have dozens of colleges I didn't apply to or even know about, emailing me. Their emails tell me that they received news I have a scholarship and they are sorry to hear that all my choice schools have filled out their "allocations for ROTC Scholarships" but that I should apply to their school. Now, I haven't heard a word from Cadet Command about me receiving a scholarship but judging by these emails, I can make a safe bet that I have one. So, with this knowledge, I called up Norwich to see what all these emails mean. I talked with this Major who told me that they have one more ROTC board meeting and that I should call back in early May to check my status. I'm planning on doing it but the only problem is, I need to make a deposit to Norwich by May 1st! I need the scholarship if I'm going to pay for tuition.
    So, as of right now, I'm confused on what I have to do exactly. I don't want to sit around, waiting to call Norwich to see about the board meeting and I don't want to sit around wait for Cadet Command to get back to me on what my status is for the scholarship. Can anyone help?
    Also, if this helps, I was a FQNS for West Point. Having been on the NWL, I waited, hoping I would get in, but alas, I didn't. I'm not giving up though on attending the Point, that's part of the reason I'm going for Norwich and ROTC.
     
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    Many of us are in the same position with deadlines. Hopefully, we'll see our status change before May 1st.
    One of the things you could try is see if Norwich admissions will grant you an extension on the May 1st deadline.
    Two, you could check to see if they will give you a refund if you place your deposit and don't attend.
     
  4. cjs

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    this is exactly where you need to go. If you have indeed been awarded a scholarship, one that isn't campus based, then you will see a message here.
    If the message has changed from "you can schedule your interview with a PMS" to "you can check your medical qualifications with DodMERB" then that is good news.

    How long ago did all of these colleges get in touch with you? You didn't receive an email or anything in the mail about a scholarship?

    Norwich should be able to find out something for you since they I would assume tops on your list. Since the other schools were able to see that you had received a scholarship but all your school choices were filled, Norwich would have access to the same information.
    Ask them for their help. The PMS or ROO should be able to get to the bottom of things. Call and email Cadet Command. Fax cadet command. Check your status yourself on line.

    Good luck.
     
  5. GAMCJROTCMOM

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    My daughter had also "heard" that she received her scholarship from other schools before she got the official letter/packet from AROTC. It came about 2 weeks after all of the emails arrived. It may be that the "checks in the mail", so to speak. Congratulations if it is!
     
  6. Tina

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    This is all very interesting because back in mid-late March, my son received emails from two ROTC contacts at two of the colleges he listed on his application. They asked if he had interest in attending those schools and to contact them if he was.

    He wasn't interested in those schools any longer so he didn't contact them. He didn't receive a scholarship from the March board, but we were hopeful after those emails. Now I'm thinking he should have, at the very least, called them to see what was going on.

    Of course he's heard nothing from his school of choice but is planning to contact the PMS there in the next few days.

    Hmmm....
     
  7. cjs

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    Please don't take my post in the wrong way as it's not meant to be negative, rather to give a heads up.

    They may have started to think about their campus based scholarships.

    If your son has any interest in these schools I would have him reach out to the colleges today. Call up there and speak with the ROO or PMS. Personally I would also reach out to his top choice now rather than later to see what is going on there as well if getting a scholarship is the main reason he will be able to attend the school. Are there any allocations left at the school? You can also reach out to the school and ask questions. My son's schools were very receptive to talking to parents and others on here have had the same experiences.

    If he received a scholarship offer from this last board, it may only be to one of the schools on his list and not his #1 choice. The AROTC scholarship isn't to use at any school on his list, it will list at least 1 if not more depending on what allocations are left at the schools on the list. My son was awarded a scholarship from the January board and his letter only listed 1 of his school choices as the others were filled. Due to some glitches (not on our end) and an allocation opening, he is now attending his #1 choice but he was incredibly fortunate that it worked out this way.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Tina

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    Thanks for your info. We do know that if he receives a scholarship the schools are their choice - not his. However, he will be going to his first choice regardless of whether or not he gets the scholarship, and he'll participate in ROTC. It's been his dream to go to his top choice and that's what matters to us. He has received a couple of smaller academic scholarships so that helps, and he can always try again next year for a 3-year scholarship.

    I just thought it was interesting that he had received emails from the other schools.
     
  9. cjs

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    That's great that he is going to his top choice no matter what, he must be thrilled. Hopefully all will go well and he'll get great news in the next few weeks. And who knows, if he doesn't get a national one maybe he will get a campus based one.

    Obviously if the other schools got in touch they must have thought highly of your son!

    Good luck again, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of you.
     
  10. havana brown

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    That is the course we are following also. I want my son to be happy at the school of his choice and I don't want money to keep him from going. Plus, even though it's out of state, he receives in state tuition for doing ROTC. He didn't get any scholarship, which means no stipend either. Hopefully he can prove himself and next year earn a 3 year scholarship.
     
  11. cjs

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    don't give up hope yet! The results haven't been released yet from the last board and you never know what will happen.
    There will be movement after May so just because there wasn't an allocation open when you last spoke to your son's school doesn't mean that one won't open if he's fortunate enough to be rewarded a scholarship from the April board.
    Until Cadet Command tells you on or before May 30 that your son did not receive a scholarship offer from them this year don't give up hope.
    Good luck!
     
  12. The OC Josh

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    That is a cool perk!
     

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