NROTC Scholarship!!

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by crair70, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. crair70

    crair70 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    WOW!! DS just learned he received a 4yr NROTC scholarship to University of Colorado! He is THRILLED! It was his #1 ranked ROTC choice and we were surprised he got it being that it is an out of state choice for him. Wondering it the NROTC communicates with the school to let them know an applicant received the scholarship so to push the applicant through the college admissions process? He expects he will get into the school but only applied last month and has not heard yet...
     
  2. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,796
    Likes Received:
    930
    Some college admissions "talk" to ROTC, some do not. Just like some have rolling admissions, and some do not.

    At this point I would say expect an answer when they answer. If the school states submit by 11/15 and results are released on or around 1/22, than that is when you should expect the school to answer. If they are rolling, it will be when they get to his app.

    This is not like the SA with an LOA and a nom. It is now on the college admission board's selection committee to determine when they accept.

    I would suggest he talk to the NROTC college Commander and ask if they "talk" to admissions.

    Congrats, may the wind always be at his back.
     
  3. jiller59

    jiller59 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    40
    crair70: Congratulations to your son! We are just a few weeks ahead of you in the process. If I can offer some advice, after you get the DODMERB packet in the mail, make sure you have as many medical records on hand as you possibly can when your DS completes the online forms. Every question to which he answers "yes" will require detailed information which needs to be completed, printed and taken along to the medical appt (ie, my son has glasses, so we needed the date of every eye appt, the doctors name, address, etc.). I estimate we spent 7 hours researching and completing the DODMERB online forms - and my son has never had any major health issues, just the normal stuff!

    Best of luck as you continue the journey with him!:thumb:
     
  4. crair70

    crair70 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jiller59 - congrats to you as well! Ds is already medically qualified as he did his dodmerb for the usna in August! Big sigh of relief!
     
  5. jiller59

    jiller59 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    40
    Wonderful!
     
  6. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    6
    CONGRATS! Exciting times ahead. Time for bubblewrap!!
     
  7. eagleone

    eagleone Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bubblewrap??

    My son plays football, wrestles, skis, etc. If he is lucky enough to get a scholarship, he certainly is not going to stop doing those things. It is what he enjoys doing - it is who he is. If he gets hurt, we will deal it.

    I don't think the military wants young men who are bubblewrapped. Put the bubblewrap away....
     
  8. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,796
    Likes Received:
    930
    Singapore,

    I bet you are like us, come May we will take a deep sigh of relief and after 4 yrs of bubble wrap we will be the 1st to pop it!

    The outprocess DoDMERB was nail biting even though he never had a waiver for the scholarship.

    :worship::wave::wiggle::w00t::bounce1::beer1: :jump1:

    Those icons truly illustrate how we felt when he got his commission DoDMERB with no waivers.

    I recently saw the movie Secretariat. In the final scene, he screams RONNIE, DON'T FALL when he is leading by 30 lengths.

    That is where we are at now.

    That is where you as parents of a candidate, or the candidate will feel in 4 yrs....DON'T FALL!

    Good luck, love this time. Make memories and have fun! Celebrate, cherish the moment. Today is the 1st day for the path of their adult life.

    CONGRATS! CONGRATS! CONGRATS!

    Smile, laugh, hug, and rejoice.
     
  9. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,796
    Likes Received:
    930
    Eagleone,

    Nobody is implying that they shouldn't do what they enjoy.

    Singapore has 2 kids in the system. Bullet and I have 1.

    The bubble wrap comment is about how an injury can impact them from a DoDMERB POV.

    It is a loving joke. Nothing more or less. It is common comment when someone announces selection.

    Heck yeah they do. They are an investment for the military. That would be why you see fliers never going to a doc because they broke their pinkie. Having the doc set it would mean DNIF. Instead they re-set their finger. They have an ear infection and they will go DNIF.

    Bubble wrapped means they don't take unnecessary risks. The military tries to bubble wrap their AD members. They want to reduce risks for them so they can be deployed.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  10. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    6
    Yes, it is a loving joke...

    Both of my boys cleared DoDMERB only to break something the next month.... 1 week before taking the CFA. It was so much fun to wait months for recovery and recuperation to see if the kid could even do a push up again..... NOT!

    And then when DS accepted his USNA appointment, he headed off to a ski trip with Orchestra. I just smiled and waved as he got on the bus. Then I find out his busmate and roommate had MONO!:unhappy: DS did one or two runs on the ski slopes, and then bundled up that newly healed collarbone and sat in the lodge with the ski bunnies.

    My soon-to-be commisioned AROTC DS just quit his bike team after a very scary crash. I never said a word, but I think a power higher than me (his PMS) might have asked him the wisdom of biking with 20 novice teenaged cyclists.


    :smile:
     
  11. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,796
    Likes Received:
    930
    Singapore,

    Don't know about you, but I am counting the days to when he raises his right hand for the oath. 166 days left until he goes AD!

    Please God....DS DON'T BREAK A BONE!
     

Share This Page