Marine Option

jackdallen

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Unfortunately I did not receive the Marine Option NROTC scholarship the first round. My recruiter told me only two were given out in my "district" (area?). I had a letter of recommendation that came in late which wasn't counted but my officer recruiter said I would've gotten it if it was on time. He said I was number 3 on the list of applicants. Is the second board with the same applicants and any new applicants from my area or is it a national pool? Thanks.
 

rocatlin

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The applications roll over. Other applications are accepted until the application deadline closes.
 

NavyNOLA

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The second board will include any non-selects from the fall board, plus all the applications received after the fall board started. It's a national application process, but the Marine Corps holds boards on a district by district basis, unlike the Navy.
 

5Day

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The second board will include any non-selects from the fall board, plus all the applications received after the fall board started. It's a national application process, but the Marine Corps holds boards on a district by district basis, unlike the Navy.
Do they try and distribute the awards regionally or are they just spreading out the review task?
 

NavyNOLA

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You know, I'm not exactly sure how MCRC parses out numbers of offers to each district. MCRC and NSTC operate their scholarship boards entirely separate from each other. I can tell you that the USMC is currently aiming to commission 300-350 new officers each year via NROTC (I don't have access to the precise number on leave). So, they'll aim to give a certain number of offers based on their expected yield, and those offers get parsed out to each district to award.

I do know that by running boards on a slightly more local level they allow the recruiters and officers who have been involved with the candidates have a little greater role in the process. Not a bad way of doing business, just different from the Navy side of the house.
 
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