Wow I hope she gets it! I wish DS knew about this before deadline He thought he had to wait till he contracts to apply for CULP. Thanks for shearing that might help one of this year's non-contract cadets. I learn something new to share with DS everyday.
Just to make sure I did not mislead, CULP is for contracted cadets only, my daughter was very disappointed about that because she wanted to apply and did not contract until last week, and the deadline was in October. She had mentioned it to her Advisor, and he is the one who told her about Project Go, which is completely different. It is a scholarship program that all ROTC cadets can apply for, Army, Navy, Navy MO, AF, etc. and contracted or non-contracted. Basically you apply to learn a critical language that is deemed important to the military, and you select a program with the language you are interested in learning that is being offered through a college. It can be any Project Go college that offers it, it does not have to be the same college you are attending during the school year, unless it is one of the SMC, they usually only allow their own students to apply for the summer program. My daughter goes to University of Portland, which is not a Project Go school, however, she applied to learn Russian through Arizona State University. If she is selected, she would attend ASU this summer for 8 weeks at their Critical Language institute, then be immersed in the everyday life in a Russian speaking city in Kyrgyzstan for 4 more weeks. All expenses would be paid for by the DOD, travel, tuition, fees, books and room and board (she has to provide her passport, any required immunizations and spending money). She could of selected other languages, but most of those programs were either entirely domestic on a college campus, or completely abroad, and she wanted to do the hybrid program. She will be expected to keep up on her Russian afterwards and since she is in nursing might not have time in the summer to do the other levels, so she also chose Russian because we live in a region with a high population of Russian speaking people and she knows quite a few native speakers to practice with. The deadline was January 17th and she was told that she would be notified on February 17th. Just like last year with the ROTC scholarship process, it is more waiting!