What Happens after Notification of Scholarship? Timelines?

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  1. KKreis

    KKreis Member

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    So for the three different ROTCs, what happens after you are (hopefully) notified of receiving a scholarship?

    Do you have a certain timeline to accept? I know saying yes to a college doesn't have to happen until 1 April. Is it similar for the scholarships?

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  2. Dckc88

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    That is the tricky part, at least for AROTC, there is the possibility that you could receive the scholarship before you know if you have gotten into schools. I will let someone else speak to Navy and AF, but for Army there are 3 boards, Oct, January and February, typically it is a few weeks to a month after the boards that you are notified, and then you have approximately 30 days, but it is a set date that everyone has. There is a transfer process later in the spring but it isn't guaranteed. My daughter was given a scholarship 3rd board, which meets in March and she was notified the first week in April, she had until the first week in May to accept and to which school (she had three to choose from).
     
  3. kinnem

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    All three ROTC programs handle it the same way. You have 30 days to accept the scholarship. You can TRY to transfer the scholarship later if you are not accepted at the school it was offered to (AFROTC is exception since you can take it to the school of your choice).

    You are mistaken about colleges. Colleges do not require an acceptance reply until May 1. You may not hear back from some ROTC programs until some time in April but it's usually plenty of time to meet May 1 deadlines.
     
  4. USMCGrunt

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    Yep! You will have some forms to fill out and on them you accept the scholarship. With NROTC, you will also be notified of the school where the scholarship will apply. Gaining admission to the school is a separate event all together (between you and the school) and has nothing to do with the scholarship decision.

    You will also receive a letter within 30 days directing you to contact a DoDMERB contactor to schedule a physical. You must pass this physical evaluation (fully medically qualified) in order to receive a scholarship. Achieving this medical qualification can take some time - especially if there are underlying issues that require remedials.

    Once all those things are buttoned up, you are good to go and the next notification will be from the Host school. As Kinnem notes, you can try to transfer the scholarship to another school and the information will be provided in the initial notification paperwork.
     
  5. 5Day

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    For NROTC after award you have a short period of time to accept the scholarship, but it is non-binding, so just go ahead and accept. You can decline the scholarship at a later date after you finalize your plans.

    On your application you select 5 schools (including 1 in state school) and upon award they will slot your scholarship to one of those schools. This may all happen before you know if you were admitted to any colleges. You can then transfer your scholarship to any NROTC program by completing a form. If slots are available, your scholarship will be moved. If no slots are available, then you will be placed on a wait list. This past year, the transfer process was quick. In my DS experience it only took days to process a transfer.
     
  6. KKreis

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    That non-binding part is what you was looking for, thanks! I didn't want son to be pressured into one until we saw all scholarship (ROTC and others) results.
     

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