Question about AROTC Boards

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  1. robehren

    robehren Member

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    Someone once told me that there is another board after the final normal board for those who were QNS, Qualified but Not Selected, off the West Point national waiting list. Is there any truth to this?

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  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Back in the day when there were lots of scholarships to give away they used the QNS list to bulk up the numbers. It wasn't really a board, it was the brigades reaching out to the QNS list and making offers. I would be very surprised it that happens this year. There is no formal scheduled board that I know of. There won't be enough scholarships to go around for the ones who bothered to apply, I'm betting there won't be any money left to spend on those who couldn't bother to apply.
     
  3. robehren

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    I was talking about those (like me) who did apply for an AROTC scholarship, but whose hands have been tied so far due to the NWL.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    If you applied, then you'll be competing for the scholarships available...again, I don't remember them going to the QNS list last year (once the budget started getting tighter)...of course if you were QNS and you show up at a Battalion, you will probably be at the top of the OML if campus based scholarships become available. I will be at our ROO conference next week...I'll ask the question and report back as to whether there will be anything special done with the QNS.
     
  5. robehren

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    Thanks a ton!
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Here is the answer I got from our Brigade ROO and the Cadet Command rep here at the conference. They anticipate that it will be the same procedure as last year. No board. If you are QNS and scored high enough on the board, but didn't get an offer (schools on your list didn't have allocations) you will get a 3 year AD offer. A three year AD offer means you will have to fund your first year, and meet the criteria for a three year scholarship to kick in starting sophomore year. The other thing to keep in mind is if you didn't qualify for a scholarship from the scholarship board you won't get an offer even if you were QNS.

    Make sense...Again, this is what they anticipate. Nothing in writing yet, so I could be wrong. There is a lot of uncertainty in all the processes this year.

    Hope that helps.
     
  7. amat

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    Did AROTC applicants who were QNS with USMA last year receive scholarships after all? If so, is it likely that they will be able to do it again this year?
     
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    Why would anyone apply to USMA and not simultaneously apply for an AROTC scholarship?
     
  9. Pima

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    Patent,

    It is not as if they didn't apply for AROTC scholarship, but a few yrs back when money was flowing people assumed there was another board for QNS. The belief was USMA and AROTC "talked" just like some MOC's do to this day. It was a spread the wealth perspective.

    They didn't realize that when the list comes out the units can use the military intranet to track certain cadets, and if they have an opening come back to them to offer a scholarship.

    Push/Pull method. They are accepted, but no scholarship, yet the det. still has money in their bank to fund the scholarship. They didn't meet a board per se, instead the unit reached out to them because they saw the candidate had a QNS.

    Clarkson is basically stating do not count on this option now.
     

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