NROTC Scholarship awarded today

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  1. Navy87

    Navy87 New Member

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    My DD got her NROTC Scholarship this morning! Villanova! (Not sure if she got an email or just checked the website, but that is showing the accepted status) But that was the last school on her list and we hadn't started the application process. She has gotten into the first two on her list. (Penn State and Purdue) Anyone know the process to change to one of the other ones? We are starting the application now for Villanova.

    Edit: No email yet. Got the info from the website.
     
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  2. ChiTown

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    In the ROTC Scholarship letter, it explains how to transfer a scholarship to another school. However, there might not be a scholarship open at the school your daughter wants to transfer.
     
  3. Navy87

    Navy87 New Member

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    Thanks! Our older one got into her first school (Georgia Tech) for her scholarship, so we didn't have to worry about it. Bot the Purdue and Penn State units are pretty big...
     
  4. USMCGrunt

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    Congratulations to your daughter Navy87.

    You can request a transfer to another school - but it is not a guarantee.

    Go here and see the "helpful information" file for a description of the school selection and transfer process: http://naval.dasa.ncsu.edu/visitors

    an excerpt: "Once a student has been selected and placed at a particular school, they will then receive a letter from the Navy or Marine Corps congratulating them on their selection and indicating to what unit they have been assigned. If you are not assigned to your first choice (or are not admitted to that school), you may request to have your scholarship re-assigned to a different unit. This process IS NOT guaranteed, but often, if started early enough, it works out for many students."

    There is a lesson for future posters in this... school selection is important in the application process AND applying to all 5 schools listed is critical if you want to avoid this situation.

    Best of luck!
     
  5. kinnem

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    Congrats Navy87! I don't mean this to get your hopes up but when you receive the scholarship letter it's possible that other schools besides Villanova are also listed. I've seen this happen with AROTC but don't recall it happening with NROTC. I suppose anything is possible. In the meantime complete that application to Villanova! :thumb:
     
  6. Navy87

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    As an FYI. Forms were linked from the Web Site Acceptance page.
     
  7. USMAROTCFamily

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    I would have her call the NROTC units at Penn State and Purdue ASAP to find out if their units are filled already and see what their scholarship wait list looks like, and how many kids typically get in off their wait list each year. Once the NROTC scholarship is awarded, they match you to your schools in order of your preference, if there are still scholarship allotments left. If not, then go to the next school and so on. If you submit your request for a transfer, you are put on the wait list. They pull people off the wait list, in the order they are added to the list. So, if one of the winners gets into the Academy and ultimately declines the scholarship, they'll pull somebody off the waitlist and offer them the spot. I don't know, however, if they will allow you to be on more than 1 waitlist, but it can't hurt to ask. Definitely, have her get her Villanova application in ASAP, though, in case she can't get the scholarship transferred.
     
  8. kctlaw

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    Navy87, congrats to your daughter. My daughter had received her scholarship to Villanova as well. Good luck.
     
  9. trabi_skoda

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    Congrats to all who have heard! DS was awarded a tier 3 scholarship to Rice. We're all very excited for him.
     
  10. Astef67

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    My DS still hasn't heard anything!
     
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  11. Navy87

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    Well, here is the latest. Submitted Transfer request via email right around Christmas. Also sent standby request via email and snail-mail. Received word that the standby request was processed. Then last Tuesday, resubmitted the transfer request via fax. She heard back same day that the request from December was reviewed, however, they were unable to make a change at this time and that the processing of the wait list would start April/May.

    However, on that Friday she got "There were some Placement changes made to the board in which you were selected. " And they were asking her if she still wanted her first choice of Penn State. She replied yes and by that night, the web site was showing that she was assigned to Penn State! She is one very happy girl!

    Not exactly sure what the "Placement changes" mean... other than it all worked out in the end!
     
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  12. Marci Lawson

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    My son also has not heard anything yet. His application was received by the board in Nov 2014. So, I assume he has been considered at least a couple of times and not selected for award. Fingers crossed though. . .
     

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