Transferring ROTC Scholarship

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  1. USNA_TF_12

    USNA_TF_12 Member

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    I have searched, but have found conflicting opinions on my question.

    If you receive an NROTC scholarship to, for example, your second choice school but don't get into that school, is it possible to request to be placed at your third choice school, but keep the scholarship?

    If so, how likely is it that this request gets accepted?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. nofodad

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    The answer to your first question is yes. The answer to your second question is that it is impossible to know.
     
  3. navymomwannabe

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    +1 nofodad

    When we visited DS's unit last spring, his Lt. told him that a Dad had called that morning to see if there were any openings for scholarship kids as his daughter wanted to go to a different school than the one she received her scholarship to. He had to tell him no because the unit only takes X number of scholarships per year and they were full.

    Now, that situation is fluid because maybe someone else decided in May that they wanted to move their scholarship from UW to somewhere else, but it totally depends. It does happen, but it's hard to predict.
     
  4. dunninla

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    You can work with the admin at the NETC/NSTC but here's the problem... the most popular Units fill up in late Summer, early Fall. A Unit is allocated x slots for the upcoming fiscal year, and a popular expensive private college, say George Washington or Tulane or University of San Diego are often the top pick of the early scholarship awardees... so naturally they won't have any open slots later in the scholarship season.
     
  5. nofodad

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    George Washington or Tulane or University of San Diego

    dunninla-did you hack my DS' Navy app?
     
  6. USMCGrunt

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    The process can get crazy at the end. I have no personal experience but reading these forums over the years, you may end up with a NROTC scholarship but find yourself locked out of all your top 5 choices (units filled already or not accepted to the University). Then you might be able to make a mad scramble to apply to a school that has openings but you didn't apply to originally.

    So... I suppose one defensive approach may be to apply to some additional NROTC schools just in case the above scenario presents itself. Some off the radar schools that may not fill their slots every year? For instance, as recently as several years ago Marquette University had open spots year after year. With the downsizing I am not sure that is still the case.

    Just thinking out loud and putting it out there for comment.
     
  7. USMAROTCFamily

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    I sure wish it was publicized as to how may slots each school gets per year, with the list being updated. I do know that you can also request to be put on the waitlist for a school, so that if somebody who has already been awarded a scholarship to your preferred school decides not to go to your preferred school, then they will offer the spot to someone on the waitlist. At our DD's INDOC, there was at least one kid who got off the waitlist to get the scholarship for the school. I believe that there is a max number that will be accepted onto the waitlist, as well. I think it is something like 25 or 30. For the popular, more selective admissions schools, there always seems to be some student(s) who are not admitted to the school and need to transfer the scholarship to another school. How far down the list of 5 schools that they can transfer it to, is the big question, though. There have been stories where NTSC has helped scholarship winners get in late acceptances to a school where there was still room for scholarship winners, even though admissions deadlines had passed. I would suggest, that if several boards have gone by and you have not received a scholarship, to check in with the NROTC programs on your list to find out how many, if any slots are left. If you find out there are none left, you can request with NTSC to update your list of schools to those who have slots left, and you may even decide to apply for a few more schools, if you haven't missed admissions deadlines, yet. It can be very stressful, especially if you have your heart set on a particular school.
     
  8. cajuncarrier

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    Someone please correct me if this is not accurate, but if I remember correctly- It was explained to us this way:

    'ABC school gets X amount of money. Depending on the cost of the school (in-state, private, public, out-of-state, etc) that will determine how many slots the school is allowed and/or if the scholarships are 5,4,3, 2 years..

    In other words, (I'll use Tulane because it was a recruiter from there who talked to us a couple of years ago) Let's say Tulane is awarded $200,000 a year for ROTC scholarships. Since tuition is higher than an in-state public school, they have less opportunities to award scholarships to students. So that year, Tulane may only have the opportunity to award the 4 yr scholarship to 5 students, verses say LSU (lower tuition) who could award the 4 yr scholarship to 18 people.

    If the above is correct, is it the school who decides if they want their allotment to go to 5,4,3, or 2 year scholarships or in school scholarships? Or does CC determine that number?
     
  9. USMAROTCFamily

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    That could be correct for Army ROTC, but it is not for NROTC, as all of their scholarships currently, are 4-year scholarships and some of the most popular colleges that get the largest allotment of scholarships are private schools.
     
  10. Vista123

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    son interviewed with an AWESOME PMS at a school that he ultimately was awarded a scholarship and accepted to, but DS just liked one of his other scholarship offers/school better. Regardless, the PMS said they are trying to do away with National Scholarships as they are finding that these are "the least effective" I am quoting her and to be honest I wasnt sure what "the least effective" meant. So in other words, even if you dont get awarded a 4 yr national scholarship you can see if they have any Bn based scholarships to give out.
     

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