NROTC meeting

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  1. 18Hopeful

    18Hopeful New Member

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    My DS was contacted by NROTC on Friday and has a meeting scheduled today. My son was a little confused because the meeting is about NROTC and other opportunities. What would the other opportunities be? He's already a candidate for USNA. He was also told they want to get his name before the board which meets on 9/20. We are new to the process and a little uncertain of what this means. Can anyone please explain?
     
  2. momx3

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    While I can't explain what it means, I can say that this is an excellent opportunity for your son and wish him good luck on his meeting. If he is applying to USNA, he certainly should consider NROTC as well since many other students have taken this route if they were not accepted to their first choice. Make sure he applies to this, as well.
     
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  4. NROTCdad

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    1. Who in NROTC requested this meeting?
    2. Depending on his choice of schools, another opportunity would be Cadet of Candidates.
    3. That’s good they want to get him considered on the 1st round.
     
  5. MidCakePa

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    Every kid who’s truly interested in an officer’s commission should never miss a chance to meet with a representative of an SA or ROTC. Even if you think you know everything there is to know, or you think you’re locked into a certain path, you’ll get insights and perspective that will help in the long run. Go to every meeting you can, ask a lot of smart questions (i.e. not ones you could have answered by reading a website), and constantly check your assumptions. You’ll be better off for doing so.
     
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  6. 18Hopeful

    18Hopeful New Member

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    DS was contacted by NROTC Scholarship Coordinator.
    What is Cadet of Candidates?

    Thank you for responding.
    DS did apply to both academy and NROTC. He would be excited and appreciated for any offer he receives. It's an honor to even be considered. He was confused about the "other opportunities" statement. He is scheduled today to meet with the NROTC Scholarship coordinator.
     
  7. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    Another option could be an ISR (immediate scholarship offer) or honestly, it may just be a phrase to complete the sentence (a throwaway phrase).
     
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  8. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    There are multiple forms of NROTC scholarships other than the usual high school application your son submitted. There are also scholarships for attending an historically minority serving institution (MSI), Frederick C Branch for those who want to serve as a Marine, and General Pedro Del Valle scholarship for those who wish to serve as a Marine. There are also other paths to a commission which are probably less enticing to your son but, perhaps in the spirit of full disclose, might be discussed. Some of these will tie your son to a particular college and may need to be accepted quickly.

    Your son must be an outstanding candidate. Good luck to him.

    EDIT: I'm betting that USMCGrunt has the best guess.
     
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  9. ProudDad17

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    Has your DA already applied for NROTC? If so, and if he is a very well qualified candidate, the meeting may be about an offer of an ISR (Immediate Scholarship Reservation). Tis is how my DS was awarded his scholarship two years ago. For him, the day after he had his officer interview and turned in his paperwork, he was contacted by our regional recruiting office. He met with a Petty Officer to fill out a couple more forms and discuss the ISR. He then had an interview with the commander of our regional recruiting office and was offered the ISR. I beleive each regional office has 5 ISRs they can award. The benefits of the ISR are exactly the same. The only difference is that the scholarship is awarded by the commander of the regional recruiting office instead of the selection board in Pensacola. The board does still have to review the application package and approve the scholarship, but this is just to make sure everything is filled out properly and qualifications are met. If awarded the ISR, your DS will be asked to sign a contract accepting it. Just like a regular NROTC scholarship award, the contract is non-binding and there is nothing to stop him from accepting an appointment to USNA if one is offered.
     
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  10. 18Hopeful

    18Hopeful New Member

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    Thank you for your response. My guess is a throwaway phrase as you suggest but we will know more later this afternoon.
    Thank you
    Thank you for your response. Yes, my DS applied for NROTC as well as to the academy and is considered a well qualified candidate.
     
  11. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I was actually referring to the ISR part of USMCGrunt's statement but I didn't really make that clear.
     
  12. ProudDad17

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    Hoping for an update on what the meeting was about and how it went.
     
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