NROTC scholarship presentation?

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  1. utahmom

    utahmom New Member

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    Hello all -
    Our high school scholarship assembly is coming up and I was wondering about how NROTC scholarships are presented. From what I've been reading on the SA threads, it's done by the BGO or other invited individual. Does S need to contact someone at the university ROTC unit about this or is it automatic or what? I'm guessing someone out there will have an answer. Thanks!
     
  2. USNA69

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    In my area,the local recruiting office presents ROTC scholarships. I have seen it routinely done for Army and Navy but have never seen an Air Force and do not know if it is standard practice.

    On more than one occasion, I have had recruiters there to present ROTC scholarships to the same individual to whom I was presenting a Naval Academy appointment. Fortunately they all went home with their awards.
     
  3. justawife

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    The AFROTC sent my son a letter, it asked if he wanted the scholarship to be presented (if not they would mail him something). The letter had to be signed by his school counselor with the date and time of the awards ceremony. They also had a form for him to fill out were they announce the scholarship to the hometown newspaper too.
     
  4. YontTo2

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    My daughter received the AROTC scholarship, and a NROTC scholarship. They were both presented to her on Friday at Senior Awards. She received a GIGANTIC check from the NROTC recruiter for 180k. That is what they think the tuition and bonuses amount to. The AROTC recruiter then stood up, and said "we don't have a big check. She is such a smart shopper, she made us leave the check blank".


     
  5. Texas Dad

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    $180K Scholarship

    What school is your daughter going to? I'd like to know what university is charging $45,000 a year in tuition and fees.
     
  6. YontTo2

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    When she applied for NROTC, it was University of Florida Nursing Program.

    She took the AROTC at University of West Florida. She figures that if something happens, she can afford UWF, where she could not afford UF.

    She had to get waivers either one she took, and the army waivered her right away, where the navy has asked for new tests, but has not contacted her at all regarding them, just came and presented her a check.

     
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    NROTC presentation
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    AROTC Presentation
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  8. GreatAmerican

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    Top tier private universities are costing approximately $50,000 per year. The NROTC scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and living expenses (meal plan) but does not cover room expenses.

    My son will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic University next year under a Navy ROTC scholarship. The estimated cost for the first year is $48,100 excluding personal and travel expenses. My son also received a Rensselaer Medal scholarship in the amount of $60,000. Between the two scholarships, he has everything covered.
     
  9. justawife

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    Yont,

    Are you out-of-state to UF? Cause in state is tuition dirt cheap, OOS has gotten higher but it still around 15K. My S is heading to UF on AFROTC scholarship.

    He has a friend at UCF who had a bad Thermo class and lost his scholarship, his GPA drop below 2.75. He didn't want to be on the hook for 25K to 45K if that happened to him at some private college. Several offered room and board too. But the risk with a techie degree is high.
     
  10. YontTo2

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    No we are in state. She has bright futures also.

    The navy guy just had a lot of bravado, and just wanted to show off. He did state later that it represented the expenses the navy would have, such as bonuses etc. I really don't know why the "check" was so high, since as I stated, they got her to apply, and sent a letter stating she received the scholarship conditional, DODMERB and the remedials had her DQ from service, but Army, who has been on the ball since day one, got her waivered in 4 days, and Navy has still not called us.

    She wanted Army anyway, and UWF most, since she is familiar with the ROTC program there. She is battalion commander in the JROTC program at home, which has close ties to UWF. She has worked with those guys for the last 4 years. She also wants to stay closer to home to allow her to still work with the JROTC here. UWF just commissioned their first ever army nurse 1.5 weeks ago, with acting surgeon general of the army, chief of army nurses, MG Gale Pollock attending the pinning.



     
  11. utahmom

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    I have also posted this on cc so excuse the repeat:smile:

    Ok so get this - I am proudly sitting in the audience, along with several of my equally proud family members, at my S’s high school scholarship assembly this morning. There are around 80 or so bright and gifted young people sitting up on the stage and an auditorium full of teachers, parents, fellow students, etc.. I see the very distinguished Air Force folks there, who give a fine presentation about their appointee and about the privilege and benefits of the Air Force Academy. Then follow several memorial type scholarships. Next on the program – Navy ROTC – the second highest dollar amount scholarship (actually the Air Force valued their award at about $350,000, next would be S’s NROTC award, and the remaining scholarships considerably less). Well it says Navy ROTC on the program but nobody is approaching the podium – awkward moment – lots of looking around – nothing – more awkward moments. Pretty soon S stands up and heads to the podium to a loud and spontaneous round of applause, introduces himself and gives a brief (and quite graceful considering the circumstances) description of the scholarship. Warm laughter and more applause follow as he heads back to his seat. He comes off like the champ he is – definitely a stellar example of future naval officer material. Husband and I sit there stunned for the remainder of the program, head out to the foyer for the reception and hear comments like “Well you would think they could send someone,” and then the Air Force guys come over, congratulate S, hold him by the shoulder and jokingly say “Son, we think it should be clear to you now – come over to the BLUE”. Everybody chuckles (they can’t wait to tell this story) and Navy misses a wonderful opportunity to get exposure from selecting a really well-liked, bright and all-around sharp kid, not to mention some great PR for their $$$$$. What’s up with that??? :confused:
     
  12. kpmom2011

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    That really is terrible for you and your son!!! :frown: :frown: :frown: Did you speak with the Guidance Dept at all before the awards ceremony? Navy really blew it this time! :thumbdown: Also, what did you find out after?

    Check out this link that someone else posted here:


    NROTC presentation
    http://www.dbpoker.com/forums/attachment.php?id=4163

    you have to sign up for a free account to see this photo, but it is well worth it!!


     
  13. utahmom

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    thanks kpmom - I did specifically question S's counselor about the presentation several weeks ago on the advice of replies I received from my original post. Navy had already contacted him with all the scholarship information before we had even been officially notified. He said to expect something special, that they did a neat presentation and that there would also be a AFA presentation. Needless to say, his counselor felt terrible and would have prepared something himself if he had known Navy wasn't coming. The nice Air Force guys even said they were on the verge of heading to the stage to do something when S got up and did his "self" presentation. This kid has been on such a relentless roller coaster ride with navy the past couple of years, we were hoping to see him catch a break (and perhaps a little recognition). Luckily, he's hardy - more so than his mom I think.
     

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