Still no scholarship decision

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  1. lisaishere78

    lisaishere78 New Member

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    Has anyone else not received a decision yet? My son applied last Fall, had his interview in December and still has not heard anything. The portal says Application submitted online. Application with recruiter for processing. It did list the Captain he interviewed with, but it changed to someone else a few days ago. He has been told by several people that he would get an answer either way. It seems too late as colleges wanted their commit fee by May 1st. Plan B was to go the Reserve route so he swore in to the Marine Corps a month ago, but this no answer thing is driving me nuts!
     
  2. rocatlin

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    I assume you are talking about the NROTC Marine Option scholarship.

    When my son went through the process the first time, he never received a call. He finally contacted the RS that processed the paperwork and it was determined he didn't get the scholarship. Did your son go delayed entry in the Marine Corps and still plans on college or did he do a straight enlistment?
     
  3. lisaishere78

    lisaishere78 New Member

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    Yes NROTC Marine Option and he knew there was a very slim chance he would get it since he focused all 4 high school years in the NJROTC. Im just very frustrated that they didn't have the courtesy to follow up with an answer as promised.
    He went in the delayed entry program, leaves for Boot Camp July 4th and will hopefully be back for Spring semester.
     
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    kinnem Moderator

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    I doubt it was a courtesy issue. I suspect something just fell through the cracks. It's not even clear to me that it went before the board given the status, but they are so bad about keeping status up to date, it could be anything.
     
  5. lisaishere78

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    I agree the status update seemed odd. He received a mass email on Friday from someone with other options so he responded asking if that was the decision, and was told no. The guy asked for his info and told him he would get his answer yesterday. I just wanted to see if others were still waiting.
    By the way, we are huge Gamecock fans and my son is determined to graduate from USC, one way or another!
     
  6. kinnem

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    Well, it's a fine school with a fine unit. As you might guess it was DS's college and NROTC unit.
    Normally if they get that letter that means 'No' and here are the other paths available to you. My son received his "no" via email. If DS hasn't checked his spam folder it might be there. Glad to hear someone is finally searching for the actual status. Good luck!
     
  7. Sadsak

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    My DS is waiting to be notified of his NROTC scholarship status. His portal also says application being processed. I thought the boards decisions were done by the beginning of May. He has been accepted at USC and will go in the fall. I agree, the waiting is excruciating!!:(
     
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    All the boards are done and notifications were completed almost two weeks ago. If you're still seeing that message on NETFOCUS, it's most likely an error.
     
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    Normally if they get that letter that means 'No' and here are the other paths available to you. My son received his "no" via email. If DS hasn't checked his spam folder it might be there. Glad to hear someone is finally searching for the actual status. Good luck!

    That's what I was figuring but it also said if you received the scholarship congratulations. That's why my son followed up. He still did not get an answer so the retired Gunnery Sergeant who works at his school told him to email again. I won't give up until he gets the answer.
     
  10. spiderhan

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    I received my answer on April 1st for the Marine option National Scholarship. I am not sure what the hold-up could be, but most people I know have heard back by now. I did get the scholarship, but somebody I know has heard back and the answer was no.
     
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  11. lisaishere78

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    Thanks everyone! After several emails he finally got the answer he was expecting. The portal still hasn't updated though. Good thing we started Plan B a couple months ago and he is more than excited to leave for boot camp July 5th!
     
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    Glad you finally have your official answer, even though it was negative. Where is he doing boot?
     
  13. lisaishere78

    lisaishere78 New Member

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    Parris Island
     
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    SC in July.... that should be fun....:eek:

     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Ha! Yes we warned him. Hubby went to boot there too, so he knows! Luckily we live in SC so he has gotten use to the humidity! He has also been to PI several times with the NJROTC, so he somewhat knows what to expect. I'm more worried than he is! I need to join another forum for that!
     

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