FY-08 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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REF/A/DOC/CNO/30NOV1998//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.24B, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS A JOINT N1-N3/5 MESSAGE THAT
SOLICITS APPLICATIONS AND PROVIDES SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE FOR THE
FY-08 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM.  WHERE INFORMATION DIFFERS BETWEEN
THIS NAVADMIN AND REF A, THIS NAVADMIN TAKES PRECEDENCE.
2.  THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM PROVIDES 2 YEARS OF GRADUATE STUDY
IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND OTHER CULTURAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES OFTEN
LEADING TO A GRADUATE DEGREE AT A FOREIGN UNIVERSITY.  UP TO 10
NAVY OFFICERS MAY BE SELECTED TO THE PROGRAM DURING THIS ENROLLMENT
YEAR.  APPLICANTS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO COMMENCE LANGUAGE TRAINING
IN SUMMER/FALL 2007, BEGIN STUDY AT A FOREIGN UNIVERSITY IN 2008 AND
COMPLETE STUDY IN 2010.  A SELECTION BOARD WILL CONVENE IN
OCTOBER 2006 TO SELECT NOMINEES FROM WHICH THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION
BOARD WILL SELECT SCHOLARS.
3.  THIS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY SUPPORTS THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE
TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS AND
REGIONAL AND CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE ACROSS THE FORCE, AS WELL AS THE
FOREIGN AREA OFFICER PROGRAM, BY PROVIDING FOREIGN LANGUAGE
EDUCATION AND CULTURAL IMMERSION TO PARTICIPATING OFFICERS.  GLOBAL
AFFAIRS REQUIRE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY/REGIONAL EXPERTISE WITHIN THE
NAVY.  ALTHOUGH THIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL REGIONS OF
THE WORLD, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHOSE LANGUAGE CHOICE
WOULD FILL A CRITICAL LANGUAGE NEED OF THE NAVY SUCH AS ARABIC,
CHINESE MANDARIN, PERSIAN FARSI, PERSIAN DARI, HINDI, INDONESIAN,
PASHTU, AND URDU.
4.  OFFICERS WITH THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MAY APPLY FOR THE
PROGRAM:
    A.  ACTIVE DUTY REGULAR OR RESERVE COMMISSIONED LINE OFFICERS.
    B.  AT LEAST 3 YEARS BUT NOT MORE THAN 11 YEARS OF ACTIVE
DUTY AS OF 1 APRIL 2007.
    C.  SUPERIOR SCHOLASTIC ABILITY.
    D.  FOREIGN LANGUAGE APTITUDE.  HOWEVER, BACKGROUND OR
EXPERIENCE IN CHOSEN COUNTRIES/LANGUAGES IS NOT REQUIRED.
    E.  EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY PERFORMANCE.
5.  APPLICANTS, INCLUDING PRIOR NOMINEES, WILL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION WITH COMMANDING OFFICER'S ENDORSEMENT:
    A.  RANK, NAME, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, DESIGNATOR.
    B.  WORK/HOME ADDRESSES, WORK/HOME TELEPHONE NUMBERS, AND
WORK/HOME EMAIL ADDRESSES.
    C.  COMMISSIONING SOURCE, YEAR GROUP.
    D.  FOREIGN LANGUAGE BACKGROUND.
    E.  ONE-PAGE ESSAY WRITTEN BY OFFICER EXPLAINING WHY THEY WANT
    TO BE AN OLMSTED SCHOLAR.
    F.  DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB) SCORES. COMMANDING
OFFICERS MAY OBTAIN DLAB TESTS FROM:  COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVAL
EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
CENTER (CODE 322), PENSACOLA, FL 32509-5126, DSN 922-1001 X1538.
    G.  GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) SCORES.  INFORMATION ON
THE GRE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE LOCAL NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE OR ON THE
WEB AT WWW.GRE.ORG.
    H.  OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS OF ALL COURSES TAKEN.
6.  APPLICATION PACKAGES, INCLUDING INFORMATION REQUIRED IN
PARAGRAPH 7 OF THIS MESSAGE AND THE COMMAND ENDORSEMENT, MUST
REACH COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER, ATTN:  CODE N2A2, 6490 SAUFLEY
FIELD ROAD, PENSACOLA, FL 32509-5204, NOT LATER THAN 15 SEPTEMBER
2006.  DLAB/GRE SCORES AND OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED IN
PARAGRAPHS 5F, 5G, AND 5H, MAY BE SUBMITTED BY SEPARATE
CORRESPONDENCE TO REACH NETPDTC CODE N2A2 NOT LATER THAN 30
SEPTEMBER 2006.
7.  ALL APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR COUNSELING ON THE
CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM AND
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE AS A FOREIGN AREA OFFICER WITHIN THE NEW
RESTRICTED LINE COMMUNITY.  IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE NAVY
SELECTION BOARD, A WRITTEN/SIGNED STATEMENT FROM THE DETAILER MUST
BE INCLUDED IN THE NOMINATION PACKAGE.  SAMPLE STATEMENT IS AS
FOLLOWS:  "I, (DETAILER RANK, NAME, TITLE), HAVE ADVISED (APPLICANT
RANK, NAME) OF THE IMPACT OF PROGRAM PARTICIPATION ON THEIR CAREER.
THIS PROGRAM WILL HAVE A POSITIVE/NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HIS/HER CAREER.
IF THE DETAILER INDICATES THAT THE PROGRAM WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE
IMPACT, FURTHER EXPLANATION WILL BE REQUIRED.
8.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM, VISIT
THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION'S WEBSITE AT HTTP://66.16.20.26/INDEX.HTML.
9.  POC:  BILLIE COLONNA, COMM:  (850) 452-1001 X2219/DSN 992-1807,
OR EMAIL AT BILLIE.COLONNA@NAVY.MIL.
10.  JOINT RELEASED BY VADM J. G. MORGAN JR., AND
VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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