When will 2019 cadet scholarships be announced?

Started by bravomom, April 09, 2019, 01:55:28 pm

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bravomom



Offutteer

That same page also shows 31 March as the notification date for scholarships.

QuoteCadet Lift and TOP Cadets who applied by 15 Jan 2019 will receive notification of financial assistance before the NCSA deposit deadline. Recipients of scholarships or pre-enrollment into Cadet Wings will be announced by end of March.

SarDragon

It appears that some were announced 3/31, others will be announced 4/30.

Patience, padawan.
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Zvezda

CAP isn't very good with keeping their time commitments:

I was told I would get a welcome letter for my NCSA no later than the 15 of March. I got it a week later.
I was told that I would hear from the TOP program before the deposit deadline for NCSA's (March 31) and heard back April 2nd (forcing me to make a deposit afraid I would loose my slot).
The TOP program was supposed to help me pay by April 15 form my NCSA.  On April 22n'd they sent an email saying they needed more time - still haven't gotten an update.

I wouldn't be surprised if they announce the scholarship winners a week or two late. I think they ended up doing that last year as well.

bravomom

Quote from: Zvezda on May 01, 2019, 06:09:35 pm
CAP isn't very good with keeping their time commitments:

I wouldn't be surprised if they announce the scholarship winners a week or two late. I think they ended up doing that last year as well.


Quote from: Offutteer on April 09, 2019, 08:16:17 pm
That same page also shows 31 March as the notification date for scholarships.

QuoteCadet Lift and TOP Cadets who applied by 15 Jan 2019 will receive notification of financial assistance before the NCSA deposit deadline. Recipients of scholarships or pre-enrollment into Cadet Wings will be announced by end of March.



It appears to be more than a week or two late already. Supposed to be announced by March 31st/April 1st. It's now May 1st. Last year they were announced April 10th.


Zvezda

May 01, 2019, 08:15:56 pm #7 Last Edit: May 01, 2019, 08:22:55 pm by Zvezda
woops, I read your comment wrong and replied. I don't know how too delete replies, so I'm left with this edited reply

lingras




Picy3

Yeah still nothing. Any bets that it'll be tomorrow?

Quote from: bravomom on May 01, 2019, 07:38:59 pm
It appears to be more than a week or two late already. Supposed to be announced by March 31st/April 1st. It's now May 1st. Last year they were announced April 10th.



(Following last years 10th of April)
Cadet Second Lieutenant who finally passed his Mitchell.

Rocketry badge, GTM3 badge, Solo Wings at a National Flight Academy, Encampment Cadre and two+ years of CAP in all its greatness.
DFAC - 2019 WRIII
Logistics - 2019 CFXXIV
Alpha Flight Commander - 2019 ACIV

bravomom

Quote from: Picy3 on May 10, 2019, 05:44:48 am
Yeah still nothing. Any bets that it'll be tomorrow?

(Following last years 10th of April)


10th of May. Still nothing.  :(

Picy3

Finally got my notice today saying I did not get it, assumidly out or?
Cadet Second Lieutenant who finally passed his Mitchell.

Rocketry badge, GTM3 badge, Solo Wings at a National Flight Academy, Encampment Cadre and two+ years of CAP in all its greatness.
DFAC - 2019 WRIII
Logistics - 2019 CFXXIV
Alpha Flight Commander - 2019 ACIV

xray328

Quote from: Picy3 on May 13, 2019, 09:01:15 pm
Finally got my notice today saying I did not get it, assumidly out or?


What scholarship did you apply for?


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bravomom

It's now May 16. Is CAP not giving out scholarships this year?

Zvezda

Quote from: bravomom on May 17, 2019, 01:14:36 am
It's now May 16. Is CAP not giving out scholarships this year?


I hope so!  :)

Maybe try contacting the director of scholarships (Wendy Hamilton) directly?
whamilton@capnhq.gov (pulled from the cap website)

xray328

She's good about getting back to you.  It sounds like they've got their hands full with the flight scholarships.


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xray328

Anyone heard anything?  This is getting kinda silly, at least post an update or a quick email.

Zvezda

Quote from: xray328 on May 23, 2019, 06:01:33 pm
Anyone heard anything?


Still nothing here, and nothing on the cap website...

Quote from: xray328 on May 23, 2019, 06:01:33 pm
This is getting kinda silly, at least post an update or a quick email.


+1 : If someone from NHQ is reading this, please keep us somewhat informed.

bravomom

Quote from: xray328 on May 23, 2019, 06:01:33 pm
Anyone heard anything?  This is getting kinda silly, at least post an update or a quick email.


Still nothing here.  :(

xray328

Per NHQ, "any day now".


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lingras

Anyone hear yet?  I sent an email to Wendy Hamilton on May 1st but received no response.


mach01

I contacted NHQ more than a month ago, waited three weeks and got no response. Emailed a second time and still haven't heard... The lack of communication is pretty disappointing.

Capmonkey

Guys... it's a volunteer organization. Yes, NHQ is paid staff, but they still have a lot on their plates. Be patient and wait.

Eclipse

Quote from: Capmonkey on June 04, 2019, 10:28:08 pm
Guys... it's a volunteer organization. Yes, NHQ is paid staff, but they still have a lot on their plates. Be patient and wait.


That's usually my general stance, but in this case there are very serious real-world consequences.
Bills have to be paid, travel arrangements made, and there are a number of activities which have already started.

At this point cadets are likely starting to make go / no-go decisions, which in turn impact the viability of the activities
in question.



mach01

To me, the wait is no big deal. I completely understand they're probably extremely busy, what with Encampment season around the corner, NCSAs to plan and coordinate, etc. However, the complete lack of any sort of updates/communication to candidates is what disappoints me. It doesn't take long to post a simple Facebook message on the national page explaining the estimated release date. Or better yet, the scholarship page on the official website since it's clear they've been updating the page with new submission deadlines for finalists.  :)

Capmonkey

Quote from: Eclipse on June 04, 2019, 10:37:37 pm
Quote from: Capmonkey on June 04, 2019, 10:28:08 pm
Guys... it's a volunteer organization. Yes, NHQ is paid staff, but they still have a lot on their plates. Be patient and wait.


That's usually my general stance, but in this case there are very serious real-world consequences.
Bills have to be paid, travel arrangements made, and there are a number of activities which have already started.

At this point cadets are likely starting to make go / no-go decisions, which in turn impact the viability of the activities
in question.


I can agree with this stance as well!

bravomom

Quote from: Eclipse on June 04, 2019, 10:37:37 pm
Quote from: Capmonkey on June 04, 2019, 10:28:08 pm
Guys... it's a volunteer organization. Yes, NHQ is paid staff, but they still have a lot on their plates. Be patient and wait.


That's usually my general stance, but in this case there are very serious real-world consequences.
Bills have to be paid, travel arrangements made, and there are a number of activities which have already started.

At this point cadets are likely starting to make go / no-go decisions, which in turn impact the viability of the activities
in question.


This.

Quote from: mach01 on June 05, 2019, 12:14:23 am
However, the complete lack of any sort of updates/communication to candidates is what disappoints me. It doesn't take long to post a simple Facebook message on the national page explaining the estimated release date. Or better yet, the scholarship page on the official website since it's clear they've been updating the page with new submission deadlines for finalists.  :)


And this.

TheSkyHornet

Quote from: mach01 on June 05, 2019, 12:14:23 am
To me, the wait is no big deal. I completely understand they're probably extremely busy, what with Encampment season around the corner, NCSAs to plan and coordinate, etc. However, the complete lack of any sort of updates/communication to candidates is what disappoints me. It doesn't take long to post a simple Facebook message on the national page explaining the estimated release date. Or better yet, the scholarship page on the official website since it's clear they've been updating the page with new submission deadlines for finalists.  :)


BZ

This x1000

Things back up. It gets busy. Stuff happens. But you still communicate why it's held up. You don't leave people in the dark.


Ned

Talking with the full-time crew, it appears that after a final QC review, the announcements go out today.

Ned Lee
National Cadet Program Manager

lordmonar

I herd from reliable source....they are going out today.
PATRICK M. HARRIS, SMSgt, CAP

xray328

Still nothing.


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Spam


Wing Commanders received them this evening (a standard courtesy practice).
They'll post tomorrow and recipients will get their notice tomorrow.

V/r
Spam






Toad1168

Quote from: bravomom on June 07, 2019, 07:15:00 pm
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Wing commanders and DCPs received them last night.  Official notifications should be out today.
Toad

Spam


xray328

Do they all get notified either way or just the recipients?


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Spam


mach01


Cadetter

 :) I'm really grateful, albeit confused ???, to receive one this year! Just finished freshman year of college, haven't participated regularly since last July - wasn't selected last year despite being much more active.
Wright Brothers Award, 2013
Billy Mitchell Award, 2016
Earhart Award, 2018

Eclipse

Where / how / who generates these reports?

Anything out of eServices, this included, is just a mess - merged fields, it's not sorted in any
meaningful way, the fields are dirty, merged, such a hassle.

Edit: Confirmed - there are names in the 4 times for the same scholarship.



SarDragon

I'm not sure what you are looking at, but the list I see looks fine. I do not see any duplications in individual categories, while there a couple of multiple recipients - specifically CAP Cadet Academic and USAFA Preparatory School Recommendation. There are four sorts, and they all seem to be in the proper order.
Dave Bowles
Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret

Eclipse

There are multiple academic scholarships going to the same person?

I see one name on there 4 times for the same thing.



SarDragon

Download it again, and/or use a different PDF reader.
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Maj, CAP
AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret

bravomom

Quote from: Eclipse on June 08, 2019, 03:34:46 am
There are multiple academic scholarships going to the same person?

I see one name on there 4 times for the same thing.


It's because there are 4 different reports with the same info. Look at the top of the page for the breakdown:
...by Award Type
...by Last Name
...by Wing
...by Region

Eclipse

^ Thank you, I see that now and also I rest my case above.

Why produce a single report sorted by Region/Wing/Unit/Last/First when you can just throw
a mess on the floor and let people figure it out?

Or even better, a spreadsheet and let people sort it anyway they like.



SarDragon

Dave Bowles
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AT1, USN Retired
50 Year Member
Mitchell Award (unnumbered)
C/WO, CAP, Ret