NROTC- Marine option.. is this normal???

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  1. navywife87

    navywife87 Member

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    My friend's DS is applying for a marine option ROTC scholarship and recieved a strange phone call from someone "official" regarding his scholarship decision. The official told him that he noticed that he had a nom to USNA and that he was a top choice for the ROTC scholarship and wanted to know which way he was leaning. He said that the scholarship would not be able to be transfered to someone else once it was offered to him and he later declined it to go to USNA! He also told him that there were other candidates that "would never be able to go to college without the scholarship", so thats why they wanted to know his preference. My friends DS honestly stated that his dream is to attend USNA. This seems VERY innappropriate to pressure a kid to make a decision before knowing all his options!! He ONLY has 1 NOMINATION, not a principal, or LOA!!!!!! Any thoughts?????????????????????:confused:
     
  2. ProudCitadelDad

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    "other candidates that would never be able to go to college without the scholarship"

    That falls inline with what I was told about the ROTC scholarships in general. I was told "unofficially" that the administration is pressing the DOD to push minorities to the top of the list. What you said does not seem fair, and neither does what I was told.
     
  3. navywife87

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    Agreed, especially when the more qualified kid could be left with nothing, if UNSA appointment doesnt come through!!!!:eek:
     
  4. Julie86

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    Navy ROTC

    I find this very disturbing; this student should be able to decide AFTER he knows all his options. Pressuring him on the phone seems unethical. :eek:
     
  5. P-Flying17

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    Could you please IM the name of the recruiter?
     
  6. navywife87

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    Is it true that once a NROTC-MO is offered to 1 candidate and is later declined it is no longer available to transfer to "the next kid in line"?
     
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    I did hear that if someone turns it down the Marine scholarship they do not forward it to someone else, instead that scholarship is discarded.
     
  8. P-Flying17

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    It is not discarded. It opens slots up for others at the school they were assigned to. For instance Embry Riddle which is full and closed, someone who declines that is assigned to Embry Riddle could bring them below their overall cap, therefore allowing someone else to have their dream school.
     

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