My DS's S3 and B sqad Captain found out today that he received a 4yr to UC Irvine today when my son made him log on to the Portal... His grades and participation level made him pretty sure he was not even considered... Hehe... He was wrong!DS got tangible confirmation today - nice letter from PMS at one of his three schools. Wheels are moving...slowly.
Now what did I say wrong?I am really getting tired of people misrepresenting themselves on this board.
Even as a winner, I've received emails and calls about scholarship opportunities at other schools... So I'm not sure what it means, I would just assume that it's something that goes out to everyone.Need feedback/insight as this is my first "go around" with a DS who applied for the AROTC scholarship but did not receive an award. Late today he received emails/calls from two ROO's from schools he did not list nor apply to. They seemed to be aware of his status and expressed what appeared to be genuine interest in my DS. They also made it clear that they may have school-based scholarships for him if he'd like to pursue. I have to say...it's April 20 and boy are we cutting it close and I could sure use some advice from anyone with prior experience. Are others receiving these inquiries, are they "par for the course" after the three boards have concluded and more so the result of a general recruiting outreach, or is it possible that these might be more targeted and they could have slots available for potential school-based ROTC scholarships? I guess what I am asking in plain English is..are these more real or an un-targeted contact effort of those who did not secure a national scholarship. Thanks in advance and now my DS's head is spinning once again . My DS plans to return their calls tomorrow but better to know what we're walking into. Thanks!
Well my family are notorious call screeners... So I don't here about all the calls that come in, but I don't think that makes the opportunities these guys are presenting are any less valid. Some schools only get 2 or 3 scholarships at the national round, and some fill up their entire quota. (My first choice only got 3 from their 30 applicants.) They still have a lot more budgeted.Ok Stowie....well, this are the first calls he received so thought it might have more meaning. Oh well....