Scholarsihp Awarded, but no available allocations?

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  1. www

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    Got an email today saying I was awarded the AROTC Scholarship, but "Of the schools you listed in your application there are currently no available scholarship allocations." It tells me I could use it at another school if I would like to, but I can't really think of any, esp. since many schools' deadlines are past. Any advice?
     
  2. mariner116

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    You are not the only one. See #386-#389 on this thread:

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=10240&page=39

    I will reiterate the advice I gave on this page. Get in touch with the PMS at schools you want to see what you might be able to work out. Don't give up hope. I think there remains some juggling ahead.
     
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    Thanks!
     
  4. MJOmom

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    That happened to my son last year ... We called the NROTC national office and learned that many schools have "rolling admissions" or later admissions deadlines. My son wanted engineering ... and was accepted at Oregon State and University of Arizona ... but there were schools all over the country ... that had lots of "openings" in the ROTC program ... I suggest getting in contanct with someone at ROTC to get names of schools ...

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Ground Pounder

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    The same thing happened to my son today as well and yes it's hard to believe being 0 for 7 espcially since we are still early in February. The advice to contact the PMS at your top school is right on. We sent him an e-mail and will be calling him tomorrow.

    A lot of people will end up turning down AROTC scholarships if they receive service academy appointments or choose ROTC from another service. Also, fall out money starts to hit in the 3rd quarter of the Govt fiscal year making more dollars for scholarships available. So keep working at it and something good will happen
     
  6. mariner116

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    Hi Ground Pounder, what is "fall out money"?
     
  7. Ground Pounder

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    Sorry for using a military/government slang. Fall out money is funds that are budgeted and not used. That money then becomes available to reallocate. This is a very common occurance.

    As an example think of a business. At the start of the year a budget is established. Say $50k is budgeted for business travel but half-way through the year only $10k has been used. You forecast that based on that only another $10-15k will be used for the rest of the year. That frees up at least $25k to spend on something else.
     
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    When will Service Academy selections be made? As you said, it appears many scholarships will be turned down at that point, and I'm wondering what the timing of all this is?
     
  9. rotc2013

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    I'm also very interested in this timing-I'm a noncontract AROTC freshman waiting for on-campus scholarship funds to become available so that I can receive a scholarship and sign my contract. My understanding is that such funding comes from turned-down AROTC 4 year scholarships.
     
  10. MJOmom

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    We were advised last year NOT to reject either the Airforce ROTC scholarship or the Navy ROTC scolarship until after I-Day at USNA ... the reason: if my son were injured or changed his mind about the Academy, the scholarships would be available ... so last year I-Day was July 1 ... and once in the Academy, the scholarships fall off ...
     
  11. Fuji

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    WWW,

    I encourage you to contact COL Skip Davison, who is an admissions officer at my Alma Mater, Norwich University - to see if they would still be able to offer an acceptance to your child.

    COL Davison is a member of this forum - but, do not know if he saw your post.

    Contact info on COL Davison can be found on;

    www.norwich.edu

    I wish you well through this process.

    Fuji
    Norwich 84
     
  12. Navy616

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    We received the same email....you have been a awarded the 4 year ROTC scholarship however there are no spots available in the schools you have applied to. It mentions that we should apply to a school that still has spot open but how can we do this if admission applications are already way pay the deadline. Currently we are trying to work with the PMS of school's that my son has applied to, to see if they have a wait list or if they think any spots will open up. Any suggestions?
     
  13. s1732

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    Don't know which colleges on this list have a ROTC unit, but you might check it out. I also believe that colleges sometimes 'find room' for students that come with a ROTC scholarship in hand. My question is, how do you find out which units still have scholarship slots available?

    http://www.petersons.com/ugchannel/code/LateDeadlineSchools.asp
     
  14. Ground Pounder

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    Well, it's been many years since I went through the process but from what I understand it's still probably about the same. Answer is: it can vary a bit. I received an appointment to the Air Force Academy and the letter came in February. I also received an appointment to West Point but it did not come until March and by that time I'd already accepted the USAFA appointment. Other classmates said they didn't get an appoinment until April. Some of the junior officers that I now work with who are academy grads tell me it's still pretty much the same. Hope that helps.
     

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