NROTC Schools - Marine Scholarship Availability OPEN

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  1. BobMcMahon

    BobMcMahon Member

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    To all of you concerned about colleges that are "quota full", the Navy sent me a list of schools where availability is still OPEN!

    Below you will find a list of NROTC units that are still able to have Marine Option scholarships assigned to them. Your son can look at applying to any of the NROTC host unit schools as well as their cross-town affiliated universities (the subset names).

    Univ of California, Berkeley
    - Stanford University
    University of California, Davis
    - California Maritime Academy
    - Univ of California, Los Angeles
    The Citadel
    - Medical University of South Carolina
    Cornell University
    Duke University
    University of Florida
    Florida A&M University
    - Florida State University
    - Tallahassee Community College
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    - University of Illinois, Chicago
    University of Illinois
    - Parkland College
    Iowa State University
    University of Kansas
    - Baker University
    - Washburn University
    Hampton University
    Maine Maritime Academy
    - University of Maine, Orono
    - Husson College
    Marquette University
    - Milwaukee School of Engineering
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    - Harvard University
    - Tufts University
    Miami University
    University of Michigan
    - Eastern Michigan University
    University of Minnesota
    - University of Saint Thomas
    - Macalester College
    University of Mississippi
    University of Missouri
    - Columbia College
    University of Nebraska
    University of New Mexico
    North Carolina State University
    University of North Carolina
    Northwestern University
    University of Notre Dame
    - Indiana University, South Bend
    - St. Mary's College
    Ohio State University
    University of Oklahoma
    University of Pennsylvania
    - Drexel University
    - Temple University
    Prairie View A&M University
    Purdue University
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    - Russell Sage College
    - Union College
    Rice University
    - University of Houston
    - Houston Baptist University
    - Texas Southern University
    Savannah State University
    Armstrong Atlantic State University
    University of South Carolina
    - Allen University
    - Midlands Technical College
    Southern University and A&M College
    - Louisiana State University
    - Baton Rouge Community College
    - Southeastern Louisiana University
    University of Texas
    - Huston-Tillotson College
    Tulane University
    - Dillard University
    - Loyola University
    - University of New Orleans
    - Xavier University
    University of Utah
    - Westminster College
    - Weber College
    Vanderbilt University
    - Tennessee State University
    - Belmont University
    University of Virginia
    University of Washington
    - Seattle University
    University of Wisconsin
    State Univ of New York Maritime College
    - Fordham University
    - Molloy College
    University of Arizona
    - Pima Community College
    George Washington University
    - Howard University
    - University of Maryland, College Park
    - Georgetown University
    - Catholic University of America
    University of Memphis
    - Christian Brothers University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    - University of Pittsburgh
    - Duquesne University
    Morehouse College
    - Clark Atlanta University
    - Spelman College
    Norfolk State University
    Tuskegee


    Very Respectfully,
    LT Erin Connor
    NSTC Officer Development
    Selection and Placement
    erin.connor@navy.mil
    (850) 452-9419
    fax: (850) 452-2486
     
  2. skc

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    Fantastic post! I am sure this information will help many candidates.
    Very good info
     
  3. cjs

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    Wow, a lot of great schools still have scholarship openings. That's great for everyone who is still waiting.

    Bob, I'm sure that everyone who is waiting greatly appreciates you taking the time to post the list!
     
  4. jtb

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    The deadline for admissions to most of these schools has passed.
     
  5. BobMcMahon

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    Navy will help with getting Admissions to pay attention

    No worries on "admissions dates have past".... The Navy will help place you and work with school admissions. Remember, you're going to them with GUARANTEED PAYMENT. Also, they will have kids who decline that they have offered admissions to; so seats will be available.

    MMA in Maine has rolling admissions and is a "Midshipman" program. Citadel has rolling admissions also. Bottomline, don't worry.

    Good luck,
    Bob McMahon
     
  6. skc

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    yes, app deadlines have expired for most programs. However, there are exceptions to every deadline and it never hurts to ask especially if one has NROTC Scholarship in hand. Very important; NROTC Scholarship does not guarantee admission!!!
     
  7. mudvillemom

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    Bob maybe you can help me out here. So the status on my sons page changed to congratulations and he was assigned a unit. Does that mean that the unit has room? or do we now need to wait for the unit to accept or deny? Also the school/unit he was assigned to was the one college that waitlisted him. He is going to call his regional guy today so we should have some info. tonight but I couldn't wait that long. I swear this is my child who never does anything the easy way. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. BobMcMahon

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    Fully understand....

    I would contact your son's PRIMARY choice school NROTC office immediately. Was this the school that wait-listed him?

    Next, I would call all four other choices on the list that he was accepted to (meaning the colleges that have accepted him that he listed as choices 2, 3, 4, and 5 on his NROTC application). Ask if they have room, you have been granted a scholarship.

    Next, other options could be opening up for him. Many schools on the list I posted here have "rolling admissions". Does your son want to participate in a cadet/midshipmen program? I do reccomend this because it better prepares them for a.) OCS in their Junior year, and b.) let's them find out whether or not a military life-style suits them. Yeah, it's well and good getting a scholarship, but by their Junior year they jave to commit to a commission. Before that time they have the option of leaving the program without any hassles.

    Call Lt. Erin Connor, USN - at the number listed with the schools. Explain to her your situation and she should be able to help further.

    Good luck and Congratulations!
    Bob McMahon
     
  9. The OC Josh

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    Mudvillemom,
    Generally, if your son was assigned to a unit, he has one of the slots. Otherwise, he would get the letter saying no slots available for his choices...
     
  10. cjs

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    I would also suggest getting in touch with the admissions office at the school where he was waitlisted and offered the scholarship to. The NROTC unit may be able to work with admissions to figure something out.
     
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    HELP!

    Hi, im new to this site but i found that Bob seems to be very helpful, perhaps you can help me out here. I was awarded the NROTC 4 year scholarship as a Tier 2 Major, but the school im going to attend has me under International Business and Logistics Major. At this moment i cant change my major and i wanted to know if the scholarship will recognize this as a Tier 2 major? I saw that an acceptable major is Quantitive Economics and my current major does involve those aspects and i do graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. So what is your take on my situation? If this isnt an acceptable major, do you think my scholarship will pay for my classes till i can switch to a more suitable major which should occur within the first month of the fall semester? Anyone else that has knowledge of this is free to reply. THANKS
     
  12. BobMcMahon

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    Get on the horn with your NROTC School Cadre ASAP

    Sushi43092:

    Call your school's NROTC cadre right away and explain this to them. It might be nothing at all. Also, reach out to NROTC HQ in Pensecola and speak with Lt. Erin Connor....

    Best,
    Bob
     
  13. karen

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    for TWE holder - still open?

    DS just received TWE. Serving his country in the military has been a many years long goal, focus sharpened to serving as a Marine officer early on in his high school career. To that end, DS desires the military lifestyle and the academic challenges found at USNA, but now that that door is closed, his Plan B goes into effect, enlisting, serving, along the way getting a college education, and then commissioning and serving as a Marine officer. Probably making the call to his recruiter today to sign the papers. As a Mom, just not quite able to let go of a possible path of a college education and working towards the commissioning concurrently, at this late date is the NROTC Marine Option still open for fall '10 for someone who has not applied to NROTC or to any college as of today, April 7?:confused:
     
  14. BobMcMahon

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    Yes, the 2010 year is over....

    However, how are your son's SAT's, GPA, extracurricular and physical fitness? Several colleges do "rolling admissions"...that said, call the schools: Maine Maritime, Drexel, even Norwich in VT...see if he is competitive for admission.

    Sometimes the schools come thru with good aid packages - my son got 70% assistance from Norwich. Your son can always apply for a side-load NROTC scholarship while in an NROTC program on campus. Side-loads usually go to Marine candidates in the 4 year schools and are for 3-2-or 1 year. My son wants Marine Option and will be applying for NROTC side-load next year.

    Do some homework....otherwise, go the Community College route and get your son to put nose to books and apply next year all around.

    Best,
    Bob McMahon
     
  15. GAMCJROTCMOM

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    Bob - what exactly is the side-load scholarship? My daughter was offered this option at Norwich also. (BTW- how did you get so knowledgeable!?!)
     
  16. karen

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    sent you a PM

    Just sent you a PM with answers to above ?s - and a request for any other suggestions/ideas/insights. Thanks much!
     

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