Discussion in 'ROTC' started by aerospace1, Oct 1, 2014.
Is project go pretty competitive? Has anyone here applied and not been accepted?
I used a Project GO scholarship this past summer.
Each program has a limited number of spaces available to give out so it's best to apply early. Apparently, it is a little more competitive than I'd first realized, so I'm sure some applicants are rejected for certain programs. But really, as long as your grades are decent and your package looks good you will get it easily. I wouldn't stress about it. A lot of cadets apply to several programs and see who gives the best offer before deciding. Keep in mind though that the deadline to accept a Project GO scholarship is short (I had a week) so you may have to accept or decline one school's offer before you hear about the others.
Unless your grades are terrible, like 2.5 or lower, or you wait until the last second to apply, you shouldn't have a problem getting it. A lot of it is on a first come, first serve basis. If you're really worried about being accepted, apply to 2 programs. Chances are you'll be accepted by 1 or both of them.
There is a finite amount of funding and only a certain amount of spots in each program. My son only applied to one and initially was informed that while he was accepted by the language program itself, he did not make the "cut" for Project Go funding. They told him to stay in touch and that more funding might be available later. While we were trying to figure out if it was worth it to self-pay, the additional funding came through. There were only two ROTC cadets in his program so that made it more competitive, I am sure. You can apply to more than one but keep an eye on the due dates. Often you have to apply separately to the program and to Project Go. Each program has its own due date.
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