NROTC Website Problems

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  1. savannahk

    savannahk Member

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    Hey everyone!
    I received an email today stating that I had received a NROTC scholarship, which is awesome. However, the link that it told me to go to (to see what school I had been assigned) was not working? I was wondering if anyone else had the same problem? Thank you in advance for any and all responses and good luck to everyone still waiting to hear! :)
     
  2. MaxB

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    I think the website was offline for maintenance yesterday. Try the link again today, it ought to work now.

    Congrats, by the way! What where your five school choices?
     
  3. savannahk

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    Thank you! I checked today and it is for Ohio State! I applied for Ohio State, Miami of Ohio, USC, University of Florida, and University of South Florida. Congrats to you as we'll :) I think I'm going to give it up though since I've been appointed to USCGA and I'm waiting to hear back from USNA. I should give the opportunity to someone else instead of taking up a spot! Best of luck to you and everything you do though, and god bless :)
     
  4. kinnem

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    I'm not going to say what the right thing to do here is... but there is a school of thought that says you should accept and hang on to the NROTC scholarship and even send in a deposit to Ohio State before their deadline. This is as insurance against an injury or something else which might prevent you from reporting to an Academy while you might still be able to recover and participate in NROTC. They think of the deposit as the insurance payment. People do get injured and are unable to report. It happens. Just sayin'.

    And congratulations on your scholarship and acceptance to USCGA! Hope USNA comes through as well. :thumb:
     
  5. savannahk

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    I never even thought of something like that, so thank you so much for that input! Its always better to be safe than sorry! I think that's what I'll do then!
     
  6. Pima

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    I agree with kinnem, do what is in your heart, but make sure you think it through.

    Great example for you. Approx. 2 yrs ago at I-Day at the AFA, a cadet steps off the bus for BCT, twists his knee and was immediately turned back. He was there for 3 hrs total. Flew home the same day.

    His parents convinced to hold onto the scholarship. For a yr he went through rehab, got back to the AFA and when he was going through the quick medical check in, they stopped him and turned him back again.

    He stayed with AFROTC after that because now he had his friends, he had AFROTC and would commission 3 yrs earlier than if he tried to come back for a 3rd time. That scholarship stayed the entire time.

    LY there was a poster who's DD contracted Bar Guillame Syndrome within the 1st few days. She was turned back.

    I don't know about USNA or USCGA, but the AFA only allows 8 sick days for BCT, after that you are a turnback. Let's not even go the injury route, what if you get Mono June 23rd? It is over before you even report.

    Although none of us sit on the boards, I would never take the assumption that throwing the money back in the pot equates to someone else being offered a scholarship. The thing is they do have X amount of money in their pot, but they also know that not everyone is going to use the scholarship. The question remains are they like hotels and airlines where they overbook? IOTW, you throwing it back just means they won't go over budget, not that someone else in line will get a seat.

    OBTW, it is common for kids to contact the school and the det. Inform them that this is your 2nd option, but would like to keep moving forward with them at the same time. Some schools get it, and will work with you regarding that deposit and orientations. Even if they don't the deposit is nothing when you realize that you are not going to pay financially for the next 4 yrs.
     
  7. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    In my opinion, that sort of thinking in general is a mistake. Go for every scholarship you can. Don't pass up opportunities because you're afraid folks will call you greedy or something of that nature. If you earned it, you deserve it.
     
  8. vadad

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    I agree with the advice. Per NSTC Note 1533. The Navy will offer 1,723 4 year scholarships to YG17. They anticipate 900 enrollments. So IMO they know this happens and that there is a lot of overlap with other ROTC and SA applicants.
     

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