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Deadlines for 2020 National HS Scholarship

Jun 26, 2019


1st Board: 

14 October 2019 – Document submission deadline. In order for your application to be reviewed by the board, all of the required sections of the application must be complete and documents must be submitted.

21-25 October 2019 – Board convenes and runs until every packet that was board ready by the start of the board, has been reviewed.

2nd Board:

6 January 2020– Document submission deadline. In order for your application to be reviewed by the board, all of the required sections of the application must be complete and documents must be submitted.

13-17 January 2020 – Board convenes and runs until every packet that was board ready by the start of the board, has been reviewed.

3rd Board:

16 March 2020 – Document submission deadline. In order for your application to be reviewed by the board, all of the required sections of the application must be complete and documents must be submitted.

23-27 March 2020 – Board convenes and runs until every packet that was board ready by the start of the board, has been reviewed.

Scholarship decisions are usually made between two and four weeks following the completion of each board. Continue to check the Selection Status tab of your application to see if you have been selected.

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4 February 2020 – New Application Deadline. The deadline to initiate NEW applications for the 2019-2020 School Year is 4 February 2020 @ 1159pm EST. If you have already started your application by this date, you may continue editing your application as necessary in preparation for the board.

4 March 2020 – Edit Application Deadline. The last chance to edit your application is 4 March 2020 @ 1159pm EST. After this point, your application becomes read-only; meaning, you cannot make any edits to your activities or school choices or major. The only thing you can do with your application at this point, is to upload files.

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Ranger Challenge wins Brigade Competition, Next Stop Sandhurst

Feb 6, 2019


The Cal Poly Ranger Challenge team finished first in the 8th Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition held January 18-19, 2019 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.  Next stop will be the Sandhurst competition at West Point, NY.  

 

Photos courtesy of the United States Army.  For more check out the Cadet Command FLICKR page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/armyrotc/albums/72157706376221115/with/46262490484/

Cal Poly Wins TF South Ranger Challenge Competition

Nov 9, 2018


Cal Poly won the 2018 TF South Ranger Challenge competition at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA.  For more information see the official Cal Poly release.

2019 National High School Scholarship Deadlines

Jun 11, 2018


To apply for the ROTC Scholarship, an application must be started by 04 February 2019 @ 1159pm EST. 

START HERE to create or log-in to your scholarship application.

If you have started an application by 04 February 2019, you have until 04 March 2019 @ 1159pm EST to complete your application. 

To appear before a Selection Board to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, including the PMS interview, by 1159pm EST on one of the below “Document Submission Deadlines.” 

Document Submission Deadlines 

1st High School Board: 
29 September 2018 

2nd High School Board: 
28 December 2018 

3rd High School Board: 
04 March 2019 

Selection Board Convene Dates 

1st High School Board: 
15-19 October 2018 

2nd High School Board: 
7-11 January 2019 

3rd High School Board: 
18-22 March 2019 

NOTE: Applicants who were previously boarded but not selected to receive a scholarship, can continue to submit documents to increase their chance for selection. 
However, all application updates must be SUBMITTED no later than 04 March 2019 @ 1159pm EST to be considered for a scholarship during the final board that convenes on 18-22 March 2019. 


Watch the Official ROTC YouTube video on how to fill out the 4 Year High School Scholarship Application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV_kgAj98HE

2018 National HS Scholarship Deadlines

Aug 28, 2017


To apply for the ROTC Scholarship, an application must be started by 04 February 2018 @ 1159pm EST.

If you have started an application by 04 February 2018, you have until 04 March 2018 @ 1159pm EST to complete your application.

To appear before a Selection Board to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed
application, including the PMS interview, by 1159pm EST on one of the below “Document Submission Deadlines.”

Document Submission Deadlines

1st High School Board:
17 September 2017

2nd High School Board:
07 January 2018

3rd High School Board:
04 March 2018

Selection Board Convene Dates

1st High School Board:
2-6 October 2017

2nd High School Board:
22-26 January 2018

3rd High School Board:
19-23 March 2018

NOTE: Applicants who were previously boarded but not selected to receive a scholarship, can continue to submit documents to increase their chance for selection.
However, all application updates must be SUBMITTED no later than 04 March 2018@ 1159pm EST to be considered for a scholarship during the final board that convenes on 19-23 March 2018.


Watch the Official ROTC YouTube video on how to fill out the 4 Year High School Scholarship Application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV_kgAj98HE

Ranger Challenge 2016

Oct 27, 2016


Cal Poly competed in the South Region, 8th Brigade, Ranger Challenge event at Camp Elliott, Miramar, California from 21-23 October 2016.  Cadets Cutshall, Falck, Murray, Batanian, Parkins, Fromm, Slavich, Palmaffy, Greif, Baida, and Holst joined 12 other teams from around central and southern California.  The Fighting Mustangs finished 4th overall.

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Cadets Conduct Color Guard Duties During Memorial Day Ceremony in Atascadero

May 31, 2016


Cadets performed color guard duties during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Faces of Freedom Memorial in Atascadero, CA over the weekend.  Estimates put attendance at over 1200 as people from all over the Central Coast came to pay their respects.  Local news coverage of the event.

Photo courtesy of George Wetlund.

Cadets Participate in annual Spring Formal Festivities

May 24, 2016


The program held its annual Spring Formal on 20 May 2016 at the Avila Beach Lighthouse Inn and Suites.  The event is held every year to introduce Cadets to the customs and courtesies associated with formal events while serving as an Officer in the U.S. Army.  Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Three Cadets Contract during Spring Quarter, Set to Commission June 2018.

May 18, 2016


Cadets Erica Dorn (Computer Science), Zorana Tat (Architectural Engineering), and Eric Burstedt (Mechanical Engineering) completed their Oaths of Enlistment in the last week and will complete the 2015-2016 School Year as contracted Cadets.  All three will continue on at MS3's next Fall and look to graduate by June of 2018. 

Poly Cadets Will Be Involved in Training Around the World this Summer

Apr 26, 2016


Cal Poly Cadets will be traveling around the world for summer training in the coming months.

  • The Cadet Leader Course (CLC) and Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) will be taking place at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
  • Two Cadets will attend Airborne School and a third will attend Air Assault School at Fort Benning, GA,
  • Three Cadets will attend Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT) and shadow a Lieutenant during their daily work requirements.  Locations include Korea, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Fort Polk, LA
  • Two Cadets will attend Drill Cadet Leader Training (DCLT) and experience life within a Basic Training unit at Fort Jackson, SC.
  • Four Cadets and a Cadre member will go overseas in support of the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program. Locations include Slovakia, Poland, Montenegro, Peru, and Mongolia.
  • One Cadet will be interning in Washington, D.C.

Be sure to follow us on social media for updates on their experiences. For more information about training opportunities unique to ROTC Cadets, click here.

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