NROTC Marine Corps Option Scholarship Status

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by gnroberts, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. gnroberts

    gnroberts Member

    Jul 5, 2012
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    I submitted my NROTC Marine Corps option scholarship a little over a month ago and when I track it online it still says it has been sent to my recruiter for initial processing. I have called the listed number 5 times and each time who ever picks up the phone says that the officer in charge of the scholarship applications is not available, but will call me back within a day or two, he never has. Has anyone else had this problem? I know the deadline is coming up and I don't know how to proceed with the fitness test and interview.
  2. cb7893

    cb7893 5-Year Member

    Dec 6, 2011
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    You need another line of attack.

    This sounds like a job for Kinnem.

    He's the best!
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    I'm not sure I have good suggestions at this point, but as I recall (I can't find it now) the application deadline is Jan. 31 so you have to move.

    1. Call that number again. If the scholarship officer is not immediately available ask to talk to his superior. If his superior is unavailable ask to talk to any officer. If that doesn't work leave your number again, telling them you must schedule a PFT and interview before 1/31 so they understand the urgency. Also make sure you explain the past phone call history. Then proceed to step 2.

    2. If needed, try these phone numbers from the NROTC web pages:
    1.800.NAV.ROTC ext 27272, 22356, 22929, or 22173. If that doesn't work proceed to step 3.

    3. At each point along the way, if you cannot get satisfaction, ask them for a phone number you CAN call to get this resolved.

    Be sure to explain the urgency and also explain how you called 5 times, left messages over a period of x days, and never got a return call.

    You MUST make this happen and do not quit working the phones until the interview and PFT are scheduled.

    I hope somebody, somewhere gets their *** chewed out for the unreturned calls... but mostly I hope you are able to arrange the interview etc.
  4. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    You might also try your local recruiter - he can help get you in touch with someone.

    In our area, the local recruiter works hand in hand with the Officer Selection Officer in the area.

    I am sure you have a local recruiting station and a recruiter who regularly calls on your high school.

    Best of luck!

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