Marine option ROTC

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  1. mcchris72

    mcchris72 Member

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    Thank you in advance for the help offered by this forum. I have currently submitted my package for the regular Marine option scholarship board on the 23rd and was wondering how long would it take until I heard word back.
     
  2. rocatlin

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    Not sure if anyone can pin down an exact time frame, but when my son was awarded his in the early board last year, he was notified about a month later. Generally speaking everyone is informed of board results by April.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    @mcchris72 - Have you worked on a plan B or C? For example, PLC/OCS or looking into AROTC ?
     
  4. kinnem

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    My son didn't hear his negative reply until mid-April. Fortunately plan B was in place which included NROTC at his #1 out of state school which we had plenty of time to execute on. He won an in-school scholarship the 2nd semester of his sophomore year. He is now a 2nd Lt. at TBS. Keep working those alternate plans just in case.
     
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    I will be applying to the college program at the University I plan on attending in the fall since I am a freshman at a community college if i were not be granted a scholarship. In order to do so however i would need to submit that by May 1st and was hoping id hear news from the scholarship before then.
     
  6. rocatlin

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    You should hear by April. If not, contact the RS officer handling your packet.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    @kinnem and @rocatlin - Is there a downside for the OP to proceed with the application to College Program before hearing about the NROTC/MO status?
     
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    I wouldn't think so, but OP will have plenty of time to execute once he hears the results.
     
  9. mcchris72

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    Thank you for the help I now will be looking into the PLC program as well if things do not work out with the ROTC scholarship.
     
  10. rocatlin

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    No downside whatsoever. That would actually be the 1st option in my opinion. Think of College Program as plan B and PLC as plan B1. You can still work toward either a 4 year scholarship (provided you reapply before the Fall), a sideload while in the unit, as well as having PLC discussions with the OSO if desired.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    @mcchris72
    When looking into PLC, find the Marine OSO. Don't deal with the local recruiter.
     
  12. rocatlin

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    Just noticed the "freshman at community college", so that would imply you'll have enough hours to be a sophomore -- which would preclude you from applying to the 4 year scholarship. It still leaves open the sideload and PLC opportunities. Work your butt off and impress your MOI/AMOI team at the unit in order to truly earn their endorsement for sideload. Talk with the OSO for PLC opportunities. Take advantage of any academic or other scholarships that the host school offers outside of NROTC.
     

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