Life after the TWE-One Year Later

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  1. kmaidaho

    kmaidaho Member

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    For all of you still waiting, I soooo feel your pain! But, I wanted to briefly share what has happened to DS in the year since he got TWE's from both NROTC and USNA...

    The rejection from NROTC came April 1, followed by the TWE from USNA on April 7. It was devastating, but DS recovered and decided to reapply to USNA. NROTC Scholarship also contacted him and encouraged him to reapply. Both places said there was absolutely nothing wrong with his applications. (This is where a mom's frustration level hits the roof!) At any rate, he headed to a nearby university, joined the NROTC unit as a college programmer, and took classes that he would have been taking at USNA.

    About two weeks into the first semester he told me that he was dropping his reap to USNA. He LOVES his unit and the school. He has excelled beyond belief...4.0 gpa, squad leader, PRT Team for Northwest Navy competition. That said, we are STILL waiting on a scholarship for a Tier 1 major. The money is just not there folks.

    I just wanted to share that life goes on. There are bigger plans at work in the lives of our children and those young men and women who on are this path WILL succeed no matter what!

    Kat
     
  2. supportivemom

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    TWE's can turn into great plan B's. It's all in you attitude. Embrace you plan B's with the same motivation and drive that got you this far into the admission process and the sky's the limit for you.
     
  3. vamom

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    I'm over in the Mailbox Stalkers for USAFA but I loved both of your posts. :) Thank you!
     
  4. grtkidmom

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    vamom, there sure is a lot more AFA activity than USNA this year. The posts are quite entertaining, and of course supportive. Good luck, and thank goodness the mail box stalking season ends soon.

    kmaidaho, you said what we have been thinking about our DS who is patiently waiting for USNA after TWE last year. First year college/nrotc experience has exceeded expectations. DS is very happy with all aspects of NROTC/college, pursuing his dream to serve and is close to home. DS also participated on NROTC Endurance Challenge Team. What an event!

    Succeeding and excelling in NROTC as a programmer with no guarantee of scholarship is absolutely awesome. I am humbled to say the least. Congrats to you DS for VOLUNTEERING and doing everything possible to serve our country. And yes, life goes on.
     
  5. WKSLP

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    Kat,

    Thanks for the post, my DS has not gotten the dreaded TWE yet..but heard from USCGA that he should consider plan B (applied to USNA, USAFA, NROTC and CGA). So we are expecting the worse. Its so hard to see dreams shattered for these great young men and women at an early age. Its hard to look ahead, but great to see that there is a silver lining and the motivation that gets the kids here continues to drive them on to success. I wish happiness to all the candidates and parents that get the TWE this year!!
     
  6. HiMyNameisNick

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    Thats an excellent story. Unfortunately for me Community college is the only thing I can afford, and I would even need a small loan to do that. If not USNA college is pretty much not an option.

    Im not opposed to enlisting, in the end I could still become an office one day. But my parents absolutely hate the idea, they really want me to have a college education. I want the education as well I actually enjoy learning, but without money you can't get an education unfortunately.

    Lets pray that TWE doesn't come :)
     
  7. kmaidaho

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    Nick,
    Yes, I hear you! We don't have a community college. Where DS ended up is the closest college and they had offered him several small scholarships based on his HS academics. Also, he had a little bit of money we had put aside when my grandmother passed away several years ago. So, he made it through this year without a student loan, but he won't make it next year, so we are praying hard for that scholarship to come through! There will hopefully be money coming from the university through the engineering department because his grades are so good.
    I'm with your parents. DS has also talked of enlisting if the scholarship doesn't come through. I'm so proud of his determination to serve, but also want to make sure he is utilizing the gifts he's been given.
    Whatever you end up doing Nick, give it your all. If you go to a community college, work your tail off and apply for every possible scholarship you can get so perhaps a transfer to a university could come through.
    Good luck!

    Kat
     
  8. HiMyNameisNick

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    I appreciate the encouraging words :smile:
     

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