AROTC Winner - but only 1 school listed.

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  1. rothnroll

    rothnroll Member

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    Hello,
    My son received a Army 3 Year Advance Designee Scholarship - which I believe is just another way of stating "3 Year Scholarship."

    He was offered choice number 5 on his list

    1. Citadel
    2. Norwich
    3. University of North Ga
    4. Campbell
    5. East Carolina University
    6. UNC Chapel Hill
    7. South Florida

    He wants to go to a Senior Service School (Norwich or University of North Ga). We were shocked only 1 school was listed.

    1. Is it normal for only one school to be listed?
    2. Can he switch to one of the senior service schools?
    v/r,
     
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  2. chrisrcollege

    chrisrcollege New Member

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    I received a 3 year earlier today and my top 3 were all listed. You should get a winner recipient letter shortly where you can 'request' a change in schools, it may have to do with the number of available scholarships per school. Hopefully you'll be able to get your number 1, good luck!!
     
  3. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    1) Yes it is normal, while some may have more schools listed it is not unusual to have just one or two.

    2) When you receive the official letter in the mail there will be instructions on how to apply for a transfer to another program. Follow all the instructions. While possible, there is never a guarantee.

    The following information is from a few years ago so I wouldn't be surprised if things have changed. When my second son went through this, my older son had already been in the program for a couple years. The PMS at my older son's school said that once they had the list of applicants that listed their school they would check a box on whether they would like them to attend their program and which type of scholarship they would like to see them awarded. Not sure how much weight this carried but it did seem to effect which schools were listed on the award notice, son had four 4 year, and one 3 year listed. This could all be different now since this was back in 2010.
     
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  4. Walman888

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    Congrats! Curious, why not VMI?
     
  5. rothnroll

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    I believe they don't have Nursing as a major.
     
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    Outstanding! Congrats!
     
  7. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Only one school being listed is often the case. You might look into transferring it but schools 1-4 have probably met their scholarship quota (just my guess actually). ECU is a fine school. I assume its on the list because he was willing to go there. Where has he been accepted?
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    They probably have not filled up yet, schools like these tend to spread out the awards over the three boards.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    As I said, just my guess. You might very well be correct.
     
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    Here are the colleges he has been accepted to below.
    1. Citadel (accepted)
    2. Norwich (Accepted)
    3. University of North Ga (Accepted)
    4. Campbell (Accepted)
    5. East Carolina University (Accepted)
    6. UNC Chapel Hill (Waiting on results)
    7. South Florida (Accepted)
    We have no problem with ECU - it is a good school.
    However, Norwich provides free room and board. It is also a senior military college, which is what he was hoping to go to.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Hope it works out and he's able to effect a transfer.
     
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    I don't think the transfer process opens up until after the third board results have been announced. I could be wrong, but there will be instructions on the notification letter as mentioned above. My suggestion is to reach out to Norwich ROO immediately.

    Also, nursing slots are very different than line scholarship slots. My DD won a 3 year advanced designee scholarship, also for nursing a few years ago, Each school has a mission for nurses, and even at senior military colleges it will be much smaller than for all other scholarships. It is possible that nursing slots might be filled at the other schools. Again, contacting Norwich if that is the top choice might shed some light on the situation. Good luck!
     
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  13. rothnroll

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    Received an unsolicited email today stating
    "Congratulations for winning a 3-year Army ROTC Scholarship! You may have noticed that your offer is at your #4 choice school, Eastern Carolina U. That’s because you have Nursing listed as your major. The Senior Military Colleges (UNG, Norwich, Citadel) don’t have a mission to commission nurses. We do actually commission nurses – at least two per year – but we are not required to do so.


    Anyway, if you want to use your scholarship at (***), you can. Just reply to this email telling me so, I will forward it up to Cadet Command, and they will change your offer to include (***)."
     
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    k2rider 5-Year Member

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    In a round-about way, that's how my daughter ended up at the University or Portland. We had never even heard of the place until receiving an unsolicited letter. I checked out the school online and my daughter was intrigued enough to go visit. After spending 36 hours up there and getting to spend the night with other Nursing cadets, she was sold. It didn't hurt that UP offered free room & board to cadets. My point is...unless you have zero interest in that school, take the time to do a little research and you may be surprised.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    ECU has an awesome medical school.
     
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    The school that sent the email was in our top three. My son had already been accepted to the Corps of Cadets and to the Nursing program at the school. My son wants to go the Norwich route.
     
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  17. rothnroll

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    It is on our list for a reason.
    They actually have a very well respected Nursing School. They have a PhD and DNP program.
    They do not offer free room and board to scholarship winners. That will probably be the deciding factor. My son visited there (I'm 2 hours away at Fort Bragg), and he likes Norwich better.