Army Nurse Scholarship

Renegade13

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Did anyone receive an Army Nurse scholarships on either the 1st or 2nd board this year? I have not seen anyone post about them yet this year.
 
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Yes, My DD received a 4 year AROTC nursing scholarship to two of the colleges on her list. She's still waiting to hear from NROTC.
 

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Remember this is just a small slice of the pie as far as applicants because not everyone knows about this board and nursing scholarships are also a smaller amount of scholarships. My DD did receive a 3 year 3rd board last year so hang in there!
 

CapeMom

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Remember this is just a small slice of the pie as far as applicants because not everyone knows about this board and nursing scholarships are also a smaller amount of scholarships. My DD did receive a 3 year 3rd board last year so hang in there!
Hi, I'm new here but don't know the answer to this. My daughter applied to AROTC and is waiting for 3rd board decision. She applied to schools for nursing and was accepted by some (not on her list) and 2nd major BIO for others. Is the Nursing scholarship specific? Will that count her out?
 

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Remember this is just a small slice of the pie as far as applicants because not everyone knows about this board and nursing scholarships are also a smaller amount of scholarships. My DD did receive a 3 year 3rd board last year so hang in there!
Hi, I'm new here but don't know the answer to this. My daughter applied to AROTC and is waiting for 3rd board decision. She applied to schools for nursing and was accepted by some (not on her list) and 2nd major BIO for others. Is the Nursing scholarship specific? Will that count her out?

If she chose nursing on her application, yes, it is specific. As far as "transferring" it to a non- nursing scholarship, I don't know if that is a thing or not? I know in my DD's case her school's ROO said that if you receive a nursing scholarship, you are expected to be a nurse. Some schools have direct entry nursing, like my daughter's, and she didn't get in right away she was wait listed, after informing the school she received the scholarship she was accepted. The other schools she had listed did not have direct entry so she got into the university but the nursing school piece happens junior year. Some of the schools have guaranteed nursing spots for their ROTC nursing cadets. She should check with the ROO's at her schools on her list if she receives the scholarship and let the schools know. Feel free to PM me, my daughter was a 3rd board recipient last year so feels like a real time crunch, but it all worked out. She also changed her mind what school she wanted to go to after receiving the scholarship last year, and she was notified around the 5th of April. Like I said feel free to send me a message with specifics if you would like!

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You won't be able to send me a PM until you have 5 posts, they don't have it be complicated, just comment on a few then don't be afraid to reach out to posters. So many people were so helpful to me privately through this forum last year it was really helpful.
 

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Here is a thread from someone asking to transfer into Army Nursing https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...r-scholarship-major-change.54673/#post-540189
It looks like there are more Nursing Cadets than Nursing Slots, so transferring out of Nursing may be possible

@5Day thanks for directing us to that thread! One thing to add though is MohawkArmy also mentioned that with transferring between line scholarships and nurse scholarships that while you can change your major you would lose the scholarship. Now that doesn't mean that someone cannot participate in ROTC and earn a campus scholarship, and will probably be competitive if already awarded one.
 

CapeMom

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Remember this is just a small slice of the pie as far as applicants because not everyone knows about this board and nursing scholarships are also a smaller amount of scholarships. My DD did receive a 3 year 3rd board last year so hang in there!
Hi, I'm new here but don't know the answer to this. My daughter applied to AROTC and is waiting for 3rd board decision. She applied to schools for nursing and was accepted by some (not on her list) and 2nd major BIO for others. Is the Nursing scholarship specific? Will that count her out?

If she chose nursing on her application, yes, it is specific. As far as "transferring" it to a non- nursing scholarship, I don't know if that is a thing or not? I know in my DD's case her school's ROO said that if you receive a nursing scholarship, you are expected to be a nurse. Some schools have direct entry nursing, like my daughter's, and she didn't get in right away she was wait listed, after informing the school she received the scholarship she was accepted. The other schools she had listed did not have direct entry so she got into the university but the nursing school piece happens junior year. Some of the schools have guaranteed nursing spots for their ROTC nursing cadets. She should check with the ROO's at her schools on her list if she receives the scholarship and let the schools know. Feel free to PM me, my daughter was a 3rd board recipient last year so feels like a real time crunch, but it all worked out. She also changed her mind what school she wanted to go to after receiving the scholarship last year, and she was notified around the 5th of April. Like I said feel free to send me a message with specifics if you would like!

EDIT:
You won't be able to send me a PM until you have 5 posts, they don't have it be complicated, just comment on a few then don't be afraid to reach out to posters. So many people were so helpful to me privately through this forum last year it was really helpful.
Hi, This is incredibly helpful. She got into her #1 school as her 2nd major though, BIO-Pre PA, but the ROO said that could change and she could get into nursing if she gets a scholarship from the 3rd board. Wait-listed at two others for nursing. As newbies, we have been struggling along, but crossing fingers. My DD had a great interview, PT, and is National Honor Society for 3 years, 200 hours of community service, volunteered in Central America and Captains 3 sports. Her SATs were in the 1150 range, but GPA is 3.8 /4.5 weighted and loaded up on AP coursework. We hope she has a shot!
 

Dckc88

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Remember this is just a small slice of the pie as far as applicants because not everyone knows about this board and nursing scholarships are also a smaller amount of scholarships. My DD did receive a 3 year 3rd board last year so hang in there!
Hi, I'm new here but don't know the answer to this. My daughter applied to AROTC and is waiting for 3rd board decision. She applied to schools for nursing and was accepted by some (not on her list) and 2nd major BIO for others. Is the Nursing scholarship specific? Will that count her out?

If she chose nursing on her application, yes, it is specific. As far as "transferring" it to a non- nursing scholarship, I don't know if that is a thing or not? I know in my DD's case her school's ROO said that if you receive a nursing scholarship, you are expected to be a nurse. Some schools have direct entry nursing, like my daughter's, and she didn't get in right away she was wait listed, after informing the school she received the scholarship she was accepted. The other schools she had listed did not have direct entry so she got into the university but the nursing school piece happens junior year. Some of the schools have guaranteed nursing spots for their ROTC nursing cadets. She should check with the ROO's at her schools on her list if she receives the scholarship and let the schools know. Feel free to PM me, my daughter was a 3rd board recipient last year so feels like a real time crunch, but it all worked out. She also changed her mind what school she wanted to go to after receiving the scholarship last year, and she was notified around the 5th of April. Like I said feel free to send me a message with specifics if you would like!

EDIT:
You won't be able to send me a PM until you have 5 posts, they don't have it be complicated, just comment on a few then don't be afraid to reach out to posters. So many people were so helpful to me privately through this forum last year it was really helpful.
Hi, This is incredibly helpful. She got into her #1 school as her 2nd major though, BIO-Pre PA, but the ROO said that could change and she could get into nursing if she gets a scholarship from the 3rd board. Wait-listed at two others for nursing. As newbies, we have been struggling along, but crossing fingers. My DD had a great interview, PT, and is National Honor Society for 3 years, 200 hours of community service, volunteered in Central America and Captains 3 sports. Her SATs were in the 1150 range, but GPA is 3.8 /4.5 weighted and loaded up on AP coursework. We hope she has a shot!
Hang in there, direct entry nursing is incredibly competitive. My daughter got into all her schools where she applied to "pre-nursing" but was waitlisted at the one school that she applied directly to nursing. That changed after receiving the scholarship like the ROO at your daughters first school suggested. No guarantees obviously, but it does happen. The good news is she should know one way or the other in about three weeks! Of course she has a shot. My daughter received a 3 year at the 3rd board last year. How many nursing scholarships and where the cutoff will be is a mystery, so now is a waiting game.
 

CapeMom

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Here is a thread from someone asking to transfer into Army Nursing https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...r-scholarship-major-change.54673/#post-540189
It looks like there are more Nursing Cadets than Nursing Slots, so transferring out of Nursing may be possible

@5Day thanks for directing us to that thread! One thing to add though is MohawkArmy also mentioned that with transferring between line scholarships and nurse scholarships that while you can change your major you would lose the scholarship. Now that doesn't mean that someone cannot participate in ROTC and earn a campus scholarship, and will probably be competitive if already awarded one.
Yes, but what if you have not started school yet? I am still not clear if Army ROTC Nursing scholarships are completely separate for "all else". For instance, my daughter put down Nursing as her major on her ROTC app, but only got into her second choice major. How does that work? Thanks!
 

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Here is a thread from someone asking to transfer into Army Nursing https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...r-scholarship-major-change.54673/#post-540189
It looks like there are more Nursing Cadets than Nursing Slots, so transferring out of Nursing may be possible

@5Day thanks for directing us to that thread! One thing to add though is MohawkArmy also mentioned that with transferring between line scholarships and nurse scholarships that while you can change your major you would lose the scholarship. Now that doesn't mean that someone cannot participate in ROTC and earn a campus scholarship, and will probably be competitive if already awarded one.
Yes, but what if you have not started school yet? I am still not clear if Army ROTC Nursing scholarships are completely separate for "all else". For instance, my daughter put down Nursing as her major on her ROTC app, but only got into her second choice major. How does that work? Thanks!

Yes, the AROTC Nursing scholarships come from a different pile of $$ than "line" scholarships do....or so we were told when my daughter went thru the process back in 2010. My daughter actually went to the same school that Dckc88's daughter does and she was admitted to the Nursing program before the ROTC scholarship came thru. The ROO at the school told us that if our daughter didn't get a "national" scholarship, they had money they could use to give her a Nursing scholarship directly. Luckily it didn't come to that. Two years later, that happened to my son though. He wasn't chosen for a National scholarship but Boise State offered him a 4 year "direct" scholarship from their own stash of $$. I have no idea how it works but that's how it went down for us. Good luck to your daughter. She sounds very qualified and I know from hearing from my daughter that the Army needs nurses...at least on her floor in Texas. :)

It's been a while but I don't remember my daughter (or son) ever having to choose a second major option on any application. That's new to me.
 

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Here is a thread from someone asking to transfer into Army Nursing https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...r-scholarship-major-change.54673/#post-540189
It looks like there are more Nursing Cadets than Nursing Slots, so transferring out of Nursing may be possible

@5Day thanks for directing us to that thread! One thing to add though is MohawkArmy also mentioned that with transferring between line scholarships and nurse scholarships that while you can change your major you would lose the scholarship. Now that doesn't mean that someone cannot participate in ROTC and earn a campus scholarship, and will probably be competitive if already awarded one.
Yes, but what if you have not started school yet? I am still not clear if Army ROTC Nursing scholarships are completely separate for "all else". For instance, my daughter put down Nursing as her major on her ROTC app, but only got into her second choice major. How does that work? Thanks!

I think if she accepts the AROTC scholarship for nursing she needs to get a nursing degree, so she could try to either see if she gets into nursing at that school or accept/transfer the scholarship to a school that she did get into nursing or pre-nursing. Getting accepted or not accepted at a school is a separate issue. FYI, her paperwork won't look any different than everyone else's if she receives a scholarship,it doesn't say nursing on it anywhere. But the schools listed on her offer letter will know it is for nursing, when the ROO calls her or she contacts them the first thing she should tell them is whether or not she was admitted to nursing at that school. Unlike k2rider's daughter, my DD did not get in to the nursing school first time through however she was waitlisted, and then accepted after the scholarship came through. You had mentioned the ROO said that her not being admitted to nursing could change if she received the scholarship, that means they probably have some spots in the nursing schools for their scholarship cadets, so it is just a waiting game at this point. At a lot of schools, the relationship to have a nursing mission for RITC placed at that school usually means that the school will accommodate their cadets. If she no longer wants to be a nurse that is a whole different discussion! Keep us posted, she should know around the beginning of April about the third board!
 

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Here is a thread from someone asking to transfer into Army Nursing https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...r-scholarship-major-change.54673/#post-540189
It looks like there are more Nursing Cadets than Nursing Slots, so transferring out of Nursing may be possible

@5Day thanks for directing us to that thread! One thing to add though is MohawkArmy also mentioned that with transferring between line scholarships and nurse scholarships that while you can change your major you would lose the scholarship. Now that doesn't mean that someone cannot participate in ROTC and earn a campus scholarship, and will probably be competitive if already awarded one.
Yes, but what if you have not started school yet? I am still not clear if Army ROTC Nursing scholarships are completely separate for "all else". For instance, my daughter put down Nursing as her major on her ROTC app, but only got into her second choice major. How does that work? Thanks!

Yes, the AROTC Nursing scholarships come from a different pile of $$ than "line" scholarships do....or so we were told when my daughter went thru the process back in 2010. My daughter actually went to the same school that Dckc88's daughter does and she was admitted to the Nursing program before the ROTC scholarship came thru. The ROO at the school told us that if our daughter didn't get a "national" scholarship, they had money they could use to give her a Nursing scholarship directly. Luckily it didn't come to that. Two years later, that happened to my son though. He wasn't chosen for a National scholarship but Boise State offered him a 4 year "direct" scholarship from their own stash of $$. I have no idea how it works but that's how it went down for us. Good luck to your daughter. She sounds very qualified and I know from hearing from my daughter that the Army needs nurses...at least on her floor in Texas. :)

It's been a while but I don't remember my daughter (or son) ever having to choose a second major option on any application. That's new to me.
@k2rider I think the second choice major was a school based application, not the ROTC scholarship application. I could be wrong on that, hopefully the poster will set me straight if I am.
 

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Here is a thread from someone asking to transfer into Army Nursing https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...r-scholarship-major-change.54673/#post-540189
It looks like there are more Nursing Cadets than Nursing Slots, so transferring out of Nursing may be possible

@5Day thanks for directing us to that thread! One thing to add though is MohawkArmy also mentioned that with transferring between line scholarships and nurse scholarships that while you can change your major you would lose the scholarship. Now that doesn't mean that someone cannot participate in ROTC and earn a campus scholarship, and will probably be competitive if already awarded one.
Yes, but what if you have not started school yet? I am still not clear if Army ROTC Nursing scholarships are completely separate for "all else". For instance, my daughter put down Nursing as her major on her ROTC app, but only got into her second choice major. How does that work? Thanks!

I think if she accepts the AROTC scholarship for nursing she needs to get a nursing degree, so she could try to either see if she gets into nursing at that school or accept/transfer the scholarship to a school that she did get into nursing or pre-nursing. Getting accepted or not accepted at a school is a separate issue. FYI, her paperwork won't look any different than everyone else's if she receives a scholarship,it doesn't say nursing on it anywhere. But the schools listed on her offer letter will know it is for nursing, when the ROO calls her or she contacts them the first thing she should tell them is whether or not she was admitted to nursing at that school. Unlike k2rider's daughter, my DD did not get in to the nursing school first time through however she was waitlisted, and then accepted after the scholarship came through. You had mentioned the ROO said that her not being admitted to nursing could change if she received the scholarship, that means they probably have some spots in the nursing schools for their scholarship cadets, so it is just a waiting game at this point. At a lot of schools, the relationship to have a nursing mission for RITC placed at that school usually means that the school will accommodate their cadets. If she no longer wants to be a nurse that is a whole different discussion! Keep us posted, she should know around the beginning of April about the third board!
 

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Here is a thread from someone asking to transfer into Army Nursing https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...r-scholarship-major-change.54673/#post-540189
It looks like there are more Nursing Cadets than Nursing Slots, so transferring out of Nursing may be possible

@5Day thanks for directing us to that thread! One thing to add though is MohawkArmy also mentioned that with transferring between line scholarships and nurse scholarships that while you can change your major you would lose the scholarship. Now that doesn't mean that someone cannot participate in ROTC and earn a campus scholarship, and will probably be competitive if already awarded one.
Yes, but what if you have not started school yet? I am still not clear if Army ROTC Nursing scholarships are completely separate for "all else". For instance, my daughter put down Nursing as her major on her ROTC app, but only got into her second choice major. How does that work? Thanks!

I think if she accepts the AROTC scholarship for nursing she needs to get a nursing degree, so she could try to either see if she gets into nursing at that school or accept/transfer the scholarship to a school that she did get into nursing or pre-nursing. Getting accepted or not accepted at a school is a separate issue. FYI, her paperwork won't look any different than everyone else's if she receives a scholarship,it doesn't say nursing on it anywhere. But the schools listed on her offer letter will know it is for nursing, when the ROO calls her or she contacts them the first thing she should tell them is whether or not she was admitted to nursing at that school. Unlike k2rider's daughter, my DD did not get in to the nursing school first time through however she was waitlisted, and then accepted after the scholarship came through. You had mentioned the ROO said that her not being admitted to nursing could change if she received the scholarship, that means they probably have some spots in the nursing schools for their scholarship cadets, so it is just a waiting game at this point. At a lot of schools, the relationship to have a nursing mission for RITC placed at that school usually means that the school will accommodate their cadets. If she no longer wants to be a nurse that is a whole different discussion! Keep us posted, she should know around the beginning of April about the third board!
 

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You are all incredibly helpful as we maneuver this process. My DD was getting so discouraged that she is weighing options on an alternate path too. If she receives a scholarship for nursing . . . is it possible to go the non-nursing route (like bio for pre-PA), or not? Just crossing all the T's!
 

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You are all incredibly helpful as we maneuver this process. My DD was getting so discouraged that she is weighing options on an alternate path too. If she receives a scholarship for nursing . . . is it possible to go the non-nursing route (like bio for pre-PA), or not? Just crossing all the T's!

I'm pretty sure they would expect her to get a nursing degree if she received a nursing scholarship. That being said, one of my daughters fellow ROTC nursing classmates didn't fare so well in school and moved over to a line scholarship. Also, during my daughters sophomore year in 2011, the Army for some reason decided that they had too many nurses....65 if I remember correctly. They put out an offer to the 2014 class of nurses to either drop ROTC altogether or move to line scholarships. I don't know if they reached their number of if they just rescinded the offer but 10 days later, the offer was withdrawn.
 

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You are all incredibly helpful as we maneuver this process. My DD was getting so discouraged that she is weighing options on an alternate path too. If she receives a scholarship for nursing . . . is it possible to go the non-nursing route (like bio for pre-PA), or not? Just crossing all the T's!

So the short black and white answer is no, she cannot use a nursing scholarship for biology. However as K2rider points out she might be able to get a line scholarship from the school or if the Army has a need it might be transferable to a line scholarship, but the actual nursing scholarship when received would be only usable for nursing.

Another option, you mentioned previously that she had talked to the ROO from her number one school where she got in as a Bio major? She should ask him about this exact line of questioning and see if he has more specific answers, or better yet knows of options at his school to do that. He had mentioned maybe getting into the nursing school if she got the scholarship, I would think if changing majors was an option for the scholarship he would of already told her to that. She can always go there for Bio and apply for a campus based line scholarship. Best of luck to your daughter, but she might not be able to find the best option until she knows all her options and that won't come until she knows if she got the scholarship or not. We have been there! And As many of the posters know on this board, my daughter did a 180 degree turn on what her choice was after she knew her options than what she was 1000% sure she would chose the day before she got it. And everyone should have plans B, C, D, etc in place so much can go sideways with this choice of path, and so the "hurry up and wait" routine will continue through this process and most likely her career! Good news is she should know the scholarship part soon.
 
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