Naval Academy Foundation

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  1. AlexanderHess

    AlexanderHess Member

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    What exactly is it (full or partial)? Who gets it? If you receive a TWE, are you still considered? Do you need a nomination? What type of academic profiles get it?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Foundation is a prep program. In the program, a candidate can choose from among about a dozen prep schools across the country -- some are military, some are male only, others are "civilian" co-ed. Unlike NAPS, which is taxpayer funded, Foundation is funded by a combination of school scholarship, private donations (USNA Foundation -- hence the name), and contribution from parents based on their ability to pay.

    Not sure about partial/full but believe "partial" scholarship likely means that the parents will be contributing and a "full" scholarship means that the school and Foundation are picking up the entire tab.

    Like NAPS, the program is generally offered to outstanding students who, in the view of USNA, could benefit from additional academic prep -- for example, their high school is not of a high academic caliber. It may be manifested in high academic standing/class rank but not outstanding SATs or high SATs but no AP classes because the school doesn't offer them or variations on this theme.

    To the best of my knowledge, if you have received a TWE, you are no longer eligible for Foundation or NAPS. You do not need a nomination for NAPS or Foundation although in fact many of those entering those programs did obtain one or more noms.
     
  3. 3rdGenUSNA2018

    3rdGenUSNA2018 Member

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    Is Foundation much like NAPS ... in that if a Foundation student successfully completes his/her year of Foundation prep with solid grades (where I would assume that B grades would qualify as solid), that student will be virtually assured of an appointment slot in the next year's USNA plebe class?
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Yes, provided also continued solid "character."
     
  5. Republic_Commando

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    The Foundation route is a good deal, I recommend it 110%.
     
  6. Casbus08

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    Waitlist kids

    The waitlist letter from USNA states "The waitlist is composed of students our admissions board would like to have in our entering class but for whom there were not enough spaces available".

    Could the waitlist kids get nominated for foundation seeing as USNA wanted them and successful completion of Foundation would guarantee them in the next class?

    I am just not sure why USNA would award foundation to kids who need addittional academic prep when they have 70-120 waitlisters who are 3q'd and ready to go but probably wont get in this class. Foundation is an awesome program and DS would jump at it. Thanks
     
  7. shipster

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    This is my first post, but I thought it would be helpful to those waiting concerning foundation appts. My DS last year received a foundation letter after being told he was wait listed early April. His stats were :
    SAT math740, CR 640, top 10% of class, good CFA, alternate nomination, varsity athlete, etc. Also he was told by BGO 3qd. The national pool is so competitive.
    Keep the faith!!!!!
     
  8. Casbus08

    Casbus08 Member

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    Thanks for this vital info. DS in same exact situation.

    1. What date did your DS recieve the foundation letter?
    2. Did he accept the foundation offer and did he get his appointment this year?

    Very curious, thanks
     
  9. shipster

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    My DS received his foundation offer in early April of 2013, and received his appointment today!!!
     
  10. Casbus08

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    Congratulations! this is positive news for the rest of us in this situation. Thanks
     
  11. mke4me

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    Foundation scholarship to NMMI

    DS received the official papers from the Foundation and NMMI yesterday. The journey begins.
     

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