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5-Year Member
Jan 23, 2009
My son found out this week that he had received his appointment to USMA, but has not yet received his package. Without knowing whether or not there are any incidental costs, should we continue the process of applying for these funds? These scholarships range anywhere from $500 - $2,000. Can you shed any light on what those additional costs may be? Thank you.
There has been a downpayment in years past of $2900. Some used scholarships to pay this amount. The only other costs we've experienced are for travel back and forth to WP. Since cadets get E1 pay, there is no need (at least for my son) for additional funds. There's not much to buy besides the occassional snack. Depending on the stipulations with the scholarships you are applying for, you may or may not continue to go after them. If they have no rules, then why not? However, if they are tied to tuition or room and board, you might not be able to use them.
Thank you for the clarification. There are no stipulations in the scholarships other than my son must be currently employed at the time of application, which he is.