Local Scholarships and USNA

vequixr89

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I wondered if anyone else had this issue. DS has applied for quite a few local scholarships and has so far not gotten any. Went to a banquet on Friday night where they gave out quite a few, and what we noticed was that DS had a higher GPA than all of the recipients (I know that it is not just about that, however) and is also really involved in sports, extracurricular, Boy Scouts, volunteering, youth group, etc. My question is this, has anyone else found or feel that they didn't receive local scholarships because the assumption is when they see 'USNA' on applications (even though it states specifically that he has hasn't gotten in yet) that they get bypassed because the assumption is that they don't need one. We are still CPR and have yet to hear from NROTC, so extra scholarship money would be nice. (I also wondered if it had somewhat to do with our combined income, which we had to submit, but know some of the students who did receive one and am pretty sure their combined income is comparable to ours.) Also, we were told that if he received any scholarships that they could go toward his uniform fees, etc. if he were to get in to the academy. Is that correct?
 

NavyHoops

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It depends on what the scholarship can be used for. Each scholarship has its own fine print. Many can be used to off set the initial ACE loan.

Every school it different on how they view a SA and scholarships.
 

vequixr89

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It depends on what the scholarship can be used for. Each scholarship has its own fine print. Many can be used to off set the initial ACE loan.

Every school it different on how they view a SA and scholarships.
Thanks for the input. I had thought that was the case for some scholarships. He only applied for two more, and I doubt he will get one. The final one is a pretty small amount, but it would still be an honor to receive any.
 

2020Vision

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My son (USNA class of 2020) received several local scholarships, two of which amount to $5000 per year for 4 years of college. If your son receives an appointment to USNA, he will get a large packet of forms and instructions, which will include information on submitting scholarship funds to USNA. We found that the awarding organizations were more than happy to ensure their submissions were worded so the funds can be applied in whatever way USNA sees fit for education or related expenses. The Midshipmen Disbursing Office (located in Bancroft) will be your focal point for the management of these funds. My son has been told (and has seen on Leave and Earnings Statements) that the scholarships are applied to his ACE loan. Then when his ACE Loan is paid off early, the earnings he would have been paying toward the ACE Loan will be credited to his Held Pay, which will eventually come back to him as an upperclassman.
 

navyproud2021

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Are mids allowed to apply to scholarships during the academic year in hopes to getting them and then applying them to the ACE loan?
 

Cerberi

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Are mids allowed to apply to scholarships during the academic year in hopes to getting them and then applying them to the ACE loan?

Please re-state your question - not sure what you are asking. Did you mean to ask, 'Are Mids allowed to apply for scholarships during the academic year....?' Are you asking if USNA allows Mids to apply for scholarships to be used against ACE loan?
 

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I frequently attend High School awards ceremony's to present a Certificate of Appointment to my candidates, and frequently see my candidates receive a variety of other scholarships and recognitions. It's really quite natural -- I'd like to think that we are getting the best and brightest from the school, and the qualifications we are looking for are often in synch with the other scholarships (i.e. leadership, grades, sports and community service). I don't think I have ever felt a sense of discrimination against the USNA candidate, and to the contrary sometimes feel a little sorry for the rest of the class when the USNA appointee gets a lot of attention. (I come from a rural state, and have been to some small schools). As an aside, I have seen schools (like my daughters) get involved in the process to try to "spread the wealth" by ensuring that as many students as possible get something.... I am not a believer.
 
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