NROTC Scholarship - MD

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  1. hockeygirl

    hockeygirl Member

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    I'm searching for any of the NROTC Scholarship Applicants from Maryland. I am having A LOT of trouble getting in contact with the individuals in charge of interview portion and wanted to see if it was a me error or a them error.

    I have been leaving voicemails and emails since the beginning of January. I called last Friday- and received my first response about getting an interview this Friday. Then Monday I receive a mass email telling me to "RSVP ASAP" to get an interview, which is over 3 hours away from my house- no big deal, but needs some planning time so that I can get to and from safely. Is this a normal NROTC experience? After emailing the officer immediately- I (again) hear no response back. Today I receive an email telling me that I did not respond quick enough and will need to wait to hear back for more interview times. How should I proceed? Aren't the scholarships given on a rolling basis? Who should I contact- the interview officer or his higher-ups to get this figured out?
     
  2. Tryne

    Tryne New Member

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    Sorry about that hassle. I applied for an NROTC Scholarship (VA) as well. My Recruiter (the one listed on your netfocus page) handled the interviews. When I finished my app I called his office to set one up. I would contact your Recruiter. Call him/her, don't send an email and wait for a response because the deadline is coming up fast.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. 5Day

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    If your recruiter in not responsive you could reach out to one of the 2 NROTC Battalions in Maryland and see if one of their officers could conduct the Officer interview.
     
  4. needlasereyesurgerypronto

    needlasereyesurgerypronto Member

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    I got my entire package put together at my local recruiter's office in about half an hour. Coordinate through them not your district rep that takes forever. Also, you can contact a local NROTC Unit at a university to schedule an interview if you really can't get one. Good luck!
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Don't disagree with talking to local recruiter or even better, a nearby PNS. If a recruiter tries to get you to enlist then ask to see an officer. Do not enlist. Sometimes they focus on meeting their quota way more than they should.
     
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  6. NavyNOLA

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    You need to get this figured out quickly. Most of the NRDs are using 10 MAR as the deadline to have everything turned in to them, including the completed interview feedback; the date may vary a couple days for different NRDs, but more or less the deadline is a week from now. Contact your scholarship recruiter/coordinator or a local NROTC unit to get the interview scheduled- they can be done via Skype just as easily as in person.