Scholarships

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  1. navydad17

    navydad17 Member

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    Can appointees apply for local scholarships and have the proceeds go into their "account" at the USNA?
     
  2. SC2015

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    I think it depends on the parameters of the scholarship itself. Our son received a scholarship from my husband's company and when they found out he was going to USNA they made the check out to him directly. Our mid put it in his savings account - he used a portion to go to the Navy vs. Notre Dame football game in Dublin, which was a wonderful experience (and one he wouldn't have had without his scholarship money).
     
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    Our DD had a scholarship from SubVets Group and they applied it to her Admin acct which Iam not sure they even have any more but I think she would get the money.
     
  4. Grad/Dad

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    I asked the same question of the admissions team during our visit and was told yes. Probably won't mean any money into his or her pocket until their senior year when debts are paid.
     
  5. navy2016

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    Yes, but I wouldn't feel right about going for scholarships when other students really need it.
     
  6. Whistle Pig

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    Your choice but you need it too. You must pay for everything you receive except for tuition, room, board.

    Don't buy the kool-aid. Pursue that which is merited. Many at USNA have scholarship monies to assist their costs.
     
  7. navydad17

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    Where do we physically have the scholarship monies sent? And how will we verify it is "waiting" at the USNA for our son? The admissions dept. person didn't really seem to know a lot about this. They did mention that we need to speak to the requisition officer????

    Any details about this would be appreciated.
     
  8. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    If you have a check, I'd keep that and just put it into an account. I got my scholarships in cash, so I never sent them in.

    If it's the sort of deal where it can only be applied to school expenses or whatnot, it goes to the disbursing office (at least, that's how it was last year). Information about what to do with it will be sent with the Permit to Report package.
     
  9. navydad17

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    Thank You nuensis! Our son accepted his appointment about a week ago.........will he receive any correspondence or not really much of anything until the PRP? When does the PRP typically arrive?
     
  10. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Blue folder comes, and then the Permit to Report, and next thing you know you're bracing on the bulkhead.

    I got the Permit to Report package in May. You might be waiting for a while.
     
  11. Vista123

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    Can anyone elaborate? Current midshipmen, what are some out of your pocket expenses? Parents, other than plane tickets what have you had to pay for?

    Thanks in advance. (And happy new year)
     
  12. COmom

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    expenses

    This depends entirely on the mid. My son isn't a spender, so we have only paid for air tickets home and an occasional care package. If mids/plebes go into town on Saturday liberty, they have the opportunity to eat out, go to the movies, etc. On the yard they can purchase items from the mid store, but they were given everything they could possibly need during plebe summer and that has lasted through the AC year to date for my mid. He gets his haircut, laundry, etc all done on the yard and those things are automatically deducted from his pay--whether he uses the services or not.

    According to FB posts from other parents, some mids find lots of avenues for spending, so those parents are sending money or putting money on the yard card on a monthly basis. I'm sure someone else can elaborate on what and where they are spending the money. :smile:
     
  13. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    Coffee mess, energy drinks and junk food from the mid store, Friday night pizza, movie tickets, bus rides to the mall, buying stupid crap at the mid store or the mall...

    Your mid really doesn't "need" extra money. It's nice to have extra money to spend on stupid stuff, especially plebe year, but hardly necessary. Besides, the real crunch comes 2/C year when you add gas, parking, civilian clothes, and booze costs to your mid paycheck (but that's what the loan's for, right?)
     
  14. Whistle Pig

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    Hurricane is correct about the "extra money."

    But his message fails to acknowledge what Mids must pay for. Books, uniforms, haircuts, cobbler services, medals, laundry and dry cleaning, tickets to football and basketball games, company outings, etc. Here, as in all life's circumstances, there is NO free lunch. It all gets confused by perceiving Mid pay as "free." They EARN every dime. And that is the concept. They are service men and women, being paid for their commitment and service.

    All expenses beyond room, board are billed to students. There is no tuition. It is on-the-job training/education.

    Simply because they are paid for their service at the Academy does not mean they are not responsible for paying their bills. Important to be clear about this relative to the question of scholarships from the outside.

    If a Mid receives a $2,500 scholarship, it is $2,500 less she will owe from her own pay that has been earned.
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    MIDN receive a stipend (percentage of O-1 pay) each month, normally $700-800. From that, mandatory deductions occur, as described above. Any remaining pay goes to the MIDN (normally $100 for 4/C, $200 for 3/C, etc.). Scholarship money is used to offset the cost, so that a MIDN may "pocket" more money.
     
  16. nuensis

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    Pizza money for Asian menu in King Hall. Toothpaste, soap, etc from the Mid Store. Holiday cards home. Holiday presents. A new pair of running shoes.

    The $100/mo covers all of that.

    But scholarship money came in handy when I wanted to go to Air Force and when I wanted to go home. Occasionally I get some food out in town to celebrate a good score on a calculus test. Those sorts of things aren't necessary, but nice to have.
     
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    In regard to air tickets home, I read somewhere that Mids can somehow fly free on military flights???

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    In all honesty, taking MilAir is s gamble because your priority level is a few echelons down (one is flying on Space Available). What that means is it is easy to get bumped for others who have a higher priority and sometimes that means waiting days. If plans are flexible, then MilAir might be the best route. Also consider that MilAir flies to the closest Air Force Base, Naval/Marine Corps Air Station and not commercial airport. If you are talking about MilAir for the general holiday periods, I'd rather pay the extra dollars and have a more guaranteed seat then taking the gamble of MilAir (remember there are a lot of other folks wanting to travel MilAir in the same time period). I'm sure there are some success stories, but more than often I hear of people waiting and waiting.
     
  19. navydad17

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    What are the $10 MAC flights?
     
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