QNS Offered ROTC Scholarship

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  1. USMA 1994

    USMA 1994 Member

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    My DS received an email from Cadet Command offering a three year ROTC scholarship a few days ago. She had never completed her ROTC application and thought she would have to compete for a local scholarship at her unit in the upcoming year. This was extremely good news and removed some of the stress of the first year of college. Has anyone else been offered something similar. The person at cadet command told me that the receive the list from West Point and offer to the top ranked individuals.
     
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    I received 2 emails about ROTC scholarships to groups of schools I never applied for (they were in on the other side of the country), and I received an email about a National Guard Scholarship, I didn't open an application for ROTC, and had only spoken to the ROTC unit at my plan B. The two scholarship emails I got referenced my QNS from USMA. But I decided that I would apply for my Plan B ROTC scholarships next year, that is if I don't get into USMA, USNA, or USAFA this next time around.
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    I believe this happened also last year if I remember correctly. Guessing USMA sent on the names and records of those who were QNS. Great option!
     
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    My son was offered this when he was QNS for c/o 2018. He also had not applied for the 4 year scholarship. Once at the school there is often a chance to convert it to a 4 year or a 3.5 year. Mine did not, as contracting made it more difficult in asking for release if he was accepted to WP the next year...but it was awesome to know that the 3 year would have kicked in had he not been accepted to c/o 2019. He was also known as a "scholarship cadet" in his ROTC unit, so that had a few perks as well.
     
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    My DS too!!!
     
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    West Point does send their QNS list to Cadet Command. The thought being that anyone applying to WP wants to be an officer and AROTC is another route to that goal. AROTC looks for the same kind of candidate that WP looks for (Scholar, Leader, Athletic), so if the candidate is qualified for WP, then they would be qualified for AROTC. It is a great example of how WP and AROTC work together.
     
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