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Navy ROTC Scholarship Questions

TestRunTestRun 16 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
Which unit do you conduct your officer interview? First choice or ??? Anyone with insight into Villanova, Vanderbilt, or George Washington NROTC programs? Other considerations UNC Chapel Hill (OOS)...

Current end of year junior GPA 4.0 (unweighted) 6 AP Courses so far (5 more next year) 4 year varsity swim (captain), 2 year varsity XC, part-time job, over 120 volunteer hours thus far
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  • profdad2021profdad2021 498 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 510 Member
    On the low odds chance that you aren't aware of this other online forum - see Service Academy Forum.
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  • TestRunTestRun 16 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    edited June 11
    I didn't think to look there, as I'm only applying ROTC, but thank you. I'll take a look.
    edited June 11
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  • jade100jade100 19 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    My son received an NROTC scholarship. In his case, he had 2 officer interviews. One with a lieutenant at the local recruiting office, another with the CO at the regional recruiting command. I believe most interviews are conducted via the recruiting office, not school units. Typically, top candidates get awards in advance of admission decisions - so you don’t associate with a unit until later
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  • TestRunTestRun 16 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    So once the application process was started, did your son contact the recruiting office or did they contact him? There is little information on the website - makes reference to unit - and we are overseas as well.
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  • jade100jade100 19 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    Wow - it might be different overseas. My son submitted application early and they contacted him two days later to set up the interview series. It sounds like you are on it. As long as you have good test scores from spring of junior year, submitting your application early is a good strategy. If you get an award, it is nice to know in the fall. For schools, DS went with one that stacks aid. So, NROTC pays tuition, merit covers room and board. Be sure you are medically qualified. No asthma, absolutely no color vision deficiency etc. Some get an award but don’t pass medical - good to know before hand.
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  • jade100jade100 19 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    And, keep in mind, scholarships can be awarded as early as September and as late as March. Unless you get a rejection-the timing window is broad.
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 4297 replies16 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,313 Senior Member
    ...we are overseas as well.

    You are a U.S. citizen living overseas?
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  • TestRunTestRun 16 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    yes - this is not unusual?
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 4297 replies16 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,313 Senior Member
    yes - this is not unusual?

    Not at all unusual. If you were a non-citizen wanting to apply for a NROTC scholarship, that would be a problem. I asked because it's better to learn that sooner rather than later (although I would think that any available information on the program makes it clear that U.S. citizenship is required).
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  • TestRunTestRun 16 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    Sorry - didn't even think that way - but we are military family living abroad
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