It’s not over till the fat lady sings. The high school national process for Army ROTC scholarships is almost over and all the offers have been posted (to the best of my knowledge). Here is what I posted on the Service Academy – ROTC discussion board today:
got en email today that said all offers have been posted for this year’s third scholarship board. Remember that an offer isn’t official until you get the letter in the mail. For those of you that are still waiting for your status to change, it’s time to shift fire to plan B. I don’t want to create false hope, but remember that there will likely still be campus based scholarships (expect them to be predominantly 3 year AD). There will also be an increase in the Guard/Reserve mission, and thus GRFD scholarships may be available for those cadets not interested in Active Duty. And don’t ever forget the SMP option.
It’s been a difficult scholarship process from my end, with a lot of uncertainty, but I am certain that we will continue to provide any qualified, motivated student interested in serving as an Army Officer the tools and the opportunity they need to succeed as a Second Lieutenant when they graduate. As someone who shares our values of Loyalty, Duty, and Selfless Service you should expect nothing more, and nothing less.
Good luck to all of you.
There will still be a process where scholarship winners will have to verify their intended school, or request to have their scholarship transfered. Apart from posting about the procedures to ask for a transfer I have no insight into whether these requests will be honored or not. Once that procedure is done the next step will be for Brigade to allocate any additional funds as campus based scholarship. I am also told that there may be additional offers for “qualified, but not selected” applicants from West Point. Again, how these will be offered, and who will get the offers has not been explained to me.
So, my advice is to plan for the worst. Plan to come to campus in the fall, enroll in ROTC. There are no guarentees, but we promise that you will have the opportunity to get some great training and have the opportunity to commission if you fulfill all the requirements, and the we still need Lieutenants in 5 years.