Notification of Army Scholarship

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  1. army2021

    army2021 Member

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    So the first board meets from October 24-28. Once people are selected, if I'm not mistaken, they go to another board to determine which college the scholarship will be assigned to. Given those dates, does anyone know the actual timeline of notification of whether you've been selected, boarded, which college, and so on? Also if chosen, then they send you for DoDMERB I believe. Anyone know the timeline for that? Thanks!
     
  2. RedDragon

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    I believe the process you are describing is what happens at the NROTC boards. My son received a 4 yr to his top three choices on the first board last year and it took at least three weeks from the published date. I didn't think it was a two separate board process but I could easily be wrong about this. There was some requirement for the AROTC unit closest to home to notify in person which caused an abnormal delay in notification. In my sons case he was presented his scholarship at school during one of his class periods. He was already DODMERB cleared for West Point, USAFA and Coast Guard.
     
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    Yes, the AROTC first board was very different last year. Typically it takes a few weeks, but always expect a month. Once the board meets and the scholarship winners are selected (after the board there is an order of merit list based on scores, and they take the number of scholarships they are giving that board from the top). There is no second board the winners go through. They simply take the list the scholarship recipient provided of their preferred schools, if the number one school has a slot available, then that school is put on the list of options, then they look at the second school. For example sake, if there is not a slot available at that school they go to the next school. They continue until there are either three choices or there are no schools left on the list. It seemed last year that about a week after the recipients were notified they received their DODMERB packet.
     
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  4. army2021

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    Thank you all very much for your responses and information!
     
  5. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The previous posters are making some assumptions that may or may not be accurate. Every year is different. What you need to know is that the results usually should be sent out and responded to before the next board decisions are made. So all you really need to know is that the results from the first board should be sent out some time in November, depending on the folks at Cadet Command. Last year requiring in person notification was not expected and created challenges to the timeline. I don't expect that requirement this year, but I could be wrong.

    As a ROO, I try to make sure my applicants (the one's who have one of my schools on their list) are as informed as possible about the results. We are not allowed to release results before we are told to, so you have to be patient with the process and trust that you will know as soon as possible. Don't be afraid to contact a ROO for a status update. I don't mind letting applicants know they won't be receiving an offer.
     
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  6. KeyzCat

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    The Med board was very easy for DS he actually had the packet via email a couple days before the mail packet he had one appt for doctor and one for something specific like vision I can't remember since he handled all of that. It was very smooth the biggest thing is the want everything sent via email so have a scanner he priority mailed his packet and they called and asked for it to be emailed so he scanned everything and sent it to CC and copied it to the ROO he was working with at the school he selected form his choices which allowed his school to already have his folder set up with all the paperwork.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    No reason to send DODMERB physical to the ROO at a school, since we get the stamped physical once qualified or receives a waiver. There is absolutely nothing I can do with a copy of the original DODMERB exam paperwork.
     
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  8. KeyzCat

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    Sorry was talking about the acceptance packet paperwork is what he had to email back to cadet command and the ROO
     

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