Army ROTC 4 years winners, school # 1 choice question

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  1. wondermom

    wondermom Member

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    DD is one of the 4 year National Scholarship winner, and we are VERY proud, she just receive by mail the instructions and letter to choose her TOP # 1 school, so my questions are these ones, so please answer if you really know about this process, we are ready to do this, well she is ready.

    1-If a candidate number #1 school, is and Ivy league type (less than 5%) chances to get in, is advisable to put it as your number #1?, even if chances are low, even for a top student?
    2-If you do it, and not get in, I know you can choose the other Colleges in your list, but is this 100% guarantee that you will not lost the Scholarship? and be able to transfer the Scholarship to other College in your list, even if is not your top 3?
    3-Will we smart to put a school in your top 3, that you may have more chances to get acceped as your number #1, and after, if you get accepted in the Ivy league (if you do), ask to transfer this Scholarship to that one?, is this even possible or not?
    Thank you!
     
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  2. k2rider

    k2rider 5-Year Member

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    Based on your questions, things may have changed in the past few years. When my kids went through, when your sent back your paperwork, you chose ONE school. If your DD doesn't end up gaining admission to that school, you notify Cadet Command and ask to have the scholarship transferred to a school that she did get accepted. While there is technically no guarantee that a transfer will be approved, the overwhelming odds are in your favor. Especially for someone like your DD who received a 4 year scholarship on the 1st board....someone the Army obviously values.
     
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  3. USMAROTCFamily

    USMAROTCFamily 5-Year Member

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    If she chooses the Ivy League School and does not get in, then she can request the transfer to one of the other 2 colleges that she was offered to or to another college that was not originally offered. There is no guarantee that there will still be scholarship slots available for any of those schools at the time of the transfer request. Cadet Command will do everything they can to find a school to use the scholarship at, however. I would have her call the ROO at the Ivy league school and ask if they typically have slots available at later dates to accept scholarship transfers to. I would bet they would have no problem getting her in on the scholarship if she is admitted to the school later. If that is the case, she may wish to select the scholarship to one of the other 2 colleges that she would be happy attending first, and then if she gets into the Ivy, request the transfer.
     
  4. Dadx4

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    If she chooses the Ivy for her scholarship now, is it possible to transfer if before the Ivy makes their decision...say if she changes her mind and chooses to go to one of her other two awarded schools or the other 4 remaining on her initial list?
     
  5. USMAROTCFamily

    USMAROTCFamily 5-Year Member

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    I'm not sure about that Dadx4. I've only known of applicants changing their schools lists BEFORE the Scholarship was awarded or AFTER being awarded, and accepting the scholarship, but not being admitted into the college that they chose to accept the scholarship to. Before she makes her decision, she may wish to reach out to Cadet Command on this, as they would be the ones making the transfer decision and not the universities.
     
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  6. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    She can request to transfer it, but not until MAR 2018.
     
  7. Patriot4Life

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    Just accept your top choice first. If you don't get in, you can transfer the Scholarship to the school you are admitted. It is rare the ROTC Scholarship will not grant you the scholarship you won. It is a National ROTC Scholarship you won. Different from college specific ROTC Scholarship. If you won, you should accept the Scholarship with check on your first choice before Dec 9, otherwise you lose the Scholarship. If you decide to enroll in another ROTC or Academy, your Scholarship will be automatically cancelled. Accept all ROTC Scholarships you won. You will only be able to use one Scholarship to one school when you enroll. I won the Army and Air Force National Scholarships so far. And this is exactly what I will do. I have been advised to do it this way by the ROTC BN CDRs. Good job with the Scholarship and good luck Candidate.