NROTC Scholarship Questions

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  1. RCave

    RCave Member

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    Hello everyone! Following my decision to abandon my application for a service academy(would rather go to a civilian college), I've decided to apply for the Navy scholarship, but I've got a few questions.

    On the references, how does it work? Are your references emailed and asked to fill something out online? Do you mail the letters in? I wanted to clarify before asking teachers for recommendations, as the 4 colleges I'm applying for each have their own preference...

    Am I too late? The application opened up in April I believe, and I'd hate to find out the Navy is out of money to give away for scholarships. Will submitting my application in August be detrimental?

    If there is any sort of profile of the average student who receives a scholarship, I'd appreciate seeing it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kinnem

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    You will provide contact information for the folks you use as references and the NROTC offices will contact them with forms and directions for the references. I suggest you read this: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/pdfs/Application_Instructions_and_Information_Checklist.pdf

    I don't think there is any public scholarship winner profile information, but I think if you look at the USNA class profiles you won't be too far off.
     
  3. dunninla

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    The only type of scholarship you are probably a little late for is the Instant Scholarship Reservation, which represents I think about 10% of the awarded scholarships.

    For the remaining 90%, you're best to get it all in within the next month because the most coveted Units, those at expensive private colleges (U of San Diego, Tulane, Boston U, George Washington, etc.) tend to get filled out of the first Board, which meets in some years the last week of August, and in some years the middle of September.
     
  4. RCave

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    Dang, a little disappointed about missing that but it sounds like I should be okay. My scores are above all the service academy averages and I think I'm doing fairly well in extracurricular activities as well.

    My NROTC schools would be Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach, University of Colorado Boulder, or Texas A&M. The corp at A&M is massive so I assume if I got a scholarship they would definitely be on the table.
     
  5. SwimMomNyc

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    Instant scholarship reservation?

    What is an Instant Scholarship Reservation? How does that work?
     
  6. USMCGrunt

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    I have no personal knowledge of the ISR program. However, this document (if currrent) spells out some details for you.

    COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1533.4C dated 9 July 2012

    http://www.cnrc.navy.mil/publication...33 4C .pdf
     
  7. jiller59

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    From previous threads:


    National 2012 NROTC Selection Profile (Four Year Scholarship Midshipmen)

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    Average SAT 1304
    Math SAT 659
    Verbal SAT 645
    High School Class Rank:
    Top 10% in Class Rank 62%
    Top 20% in Class Rank 83%
    JROTC 31%
    Military Dependent 28%
    Technical Majors 92%
    Average GPA 3.94

    Stats are posted on University of Michigan NROTC site. Note that the above stats indicate only 8% of scholarships went to Tier III majors.
     
  8. navyhopeful15

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    I'm at A&M (also in NROTC) now and while I can't answer your questions I can confirm that it's a pretty massive unit with a virtually nonexistent cap, lol. We have about 40 contracted midshipmen per class, and I'd say at least 20-25 of them are four-year Navy options. PM me if you ever have any questions about the unit, by the way!
     
  9. nofodad

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    tier III

    8%-ouch!
     
  10. RCave

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    Agreed.

    Luckily I'm Tier 2 under Astrophysics.
     

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