FY-10 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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SUBJ/FY-10 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM// 


REF/A/DOC/CNO/30NOV1998// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.24B, SCHOLARSHIP 
PROGRAM.// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE SOLICITATION FOR APPLICATIONS 
AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR THE FY-10 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM. WHERE 
INFORMATION DIFFERS BETWEEN THIS NAVADMIN AND REF A, THIS NAVADMIN 
TAKES PRECEDENCE.
2.  THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM PROVIDES UP TO ONE YEAR OF FOREIGN 
LANGUAGE STUDY AND TWO YEARS OF GRADUATE STUDY USING THAT LANGUAGE AT A 
FOREIGN UNIVERSITY WHILE IMMERSED IN THE COUNTRY?S CULTURE. UP TO 15 
NAVY OFFICERS MAY BE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO COMPETE FOR THE PROGRAM 
DURING THIS ENROLLMENT YEAR. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO COMMENCE 
LANGUAGE TRAINING IN SUMMER/FALL 2009, BEGIN STUDY AT A FOREIGN 
UNIVERSITY IN 2010, AND COMPLETESTUDY IN 2012. A NAVY SELECTION BOARD 
WILL CONVENE IN OCTOBER 2008 TO SELECT NOMINEES FROM WHICH THE OLMSTED 
FOUNDATION BOARD MAY SELECT UP TO 10 SCHOLARS.
3.  THIS UNIQUE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY SUPPORTS THE SECRETARY OF 
DEFENSE EMPHASIS ONDEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS, REGIONAL AND CULTURAL 
KNOWLEDGE. CURRENT GLOBAL AFFAIRS REQUIRE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AND 
REGIONAL EXPERTISE WITHIN THE NAVY. ALTHOUGH THIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 
IS OPEN TO ALL REGIONS OF THE WORLD, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO 
THOSEWHOSE LANGUAGE CHOICE WOULD FILL A CRITICAL LANGUAGE NEED OF THE 
NAVY SUCH AS ARABIC,CHINESE MANDARIN, RUSSIAN, KOREAN, JAPANESE, MALAY, 
TURKISH, HINDI, INDONESIAN, AND URDU.
4.  NAVY IS LOOKING ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG LEADERS WHO DISPLAY ALL THE 
QUALITIES OFDEDICATED CAREER OFFICERS AND WHO ASPIRE TO COMMAND AS LINE 
OFFICERS. IN PARTICULAR,FITNESS REPORTS MUST DEMONSTRATE STRONG 
LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, SOLID OVERALL PERFORMANCE,AND STRONG PROMOTION 
POTENTIAL. ADDITIONALLY, WHILE A MINIMUM GPA IS NOT SPECIFIED, 
ALLAPPLICANTS MUST HAVE DEMONSTRATED SCHOLASTIC ABILITY AS SHOWN BY AN 
UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPT. FACTORS SUCH AS ACADEMIC MAJOR, PARTICIPATION 
IN VARSITY SPORTS, STEADYSCHOLASTIC IMPROVEMENT, ETC., ARE TAKEN INTO 
CONSIDERATION WHEN REVIEWING TRANSCRIPTS.APPLICANTS MUST ALSO HAVE A 
STRONG DESIRE TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND LIVE AND STUDY ABROAD. 
SELECTED APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO A PERSONAL INTERVIEW AT THE 
OLMSTED FOUNDATION IN FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA.
5.  ACTIVE DUTY REGULAR OR RESERVE COMMISSIONED LINE OFFICERS WITH THE 
FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MAY APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM:
     A. AT LEAST THREE YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE BUT NOT MORE THAN 
11 YEARS OF TOTAL ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE AS OF 1 APRIL 2009;
     B. SUPERIOR SCHOLASTIC ABILITY AS DEMONSTRATED IN AN UNDERGRADUATE 
TRANSCRIPT;
     C. FOREIGN LANGUAGE APTITUDE; BACKGROUND OR EXPERIENCE IN CHOSEN 
COUNTRIES/LANGUAGESIS NOT REQUIRED;
     D. EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY PERFORMANCE; 
6.  APPLICANTS, INCLUDING PRIOR NOMINEES, WILLSUBMIT 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 THAT 
OFFICER WANTS TO BE AN OLMSTED SCHOLAR;
     F. DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB) SCORES. COMMANDS MAY 
OBTAIN DLAB TESTS FROM: COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVAL EDUCATION AND 
TRAINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ANDTECHNOLOGY CENTER (CODE 322), 
PENSACOLA, FL 32509-5126, DSN 922-1001 X1538 
ORDARRIN.WILLIAMS(AT)NAVY.MIL;
     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;
     I. IF MARRIED OR HAVE DEPENDENT CHILDREN, AND FAMILY MEMBERS DO 
NOT INTEND TO ACCOMPANY DURING ALL OR PART OF THE SCHOLARSHIP, TO 
INCLUDE LANGUAGE TRAINING, PROVIDE AWRITTEN EXPLANATION OF THE 
CIRCUMSTANCES.
7.  APPLICATION PACKAGES, INCLUDING INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PARA 8 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 2008. 
DLAB/GRE SCORES AND OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED IN PARAS 6F, 
6G, AND 6H MAY BE SUBMITTED BY SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE TO REACH 
NETPDTC CODE N2A2 NOT LATER THAN 15 OCTOBER 2008.
8.  THIS IS A THREE-YEAR PROGRAM FOR WHICH CAREER TIMING IS AN 
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION.  ALL APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER 
FOR COUNSELING ON THE CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE OLMSTED 
SCHOLAR PROGRAM. 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, AND TITLE), HAVE ADVISED (APPLICANT RANK, NAME) 
OF THE POTENTIAL CAREER IMPACT OF THIS PROGRAM."
9.  THIS PROGRAM IS KEY TO PREPARING YOUNG OFFICERS FOR FUTURE 
LEADERSHIP ROLES AS NAVY FACES THE EVER INCREASING CHALLENGES AND 
COMPLEXITIES OF TODAY'S INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. OLMSTED SCHOLARS 
ACHIEVE FLUENCY IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, GAIN A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR 
FOREIGN CULTURES, ACQUIRE REGIONAL EXPERTISE BY TRAVELING OVERSEAS, 
AND MAY EARN A LIBERAL ARTS MASTERS DEGREE. ALL ELIGIBLE AND 
INTERESTED OFFICERS ARE URGED TO VISIT THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION WEBSITE 
AT WWW.OLMSTEDFOUNDATION.ORG FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS. 

10.  POINT OF CONTACT: BILLIE COLONNA, NETPDC, AT (850) 452-1001, THEN 
PRESS 3, EXT 2219/DSN 922, OR EMAIL AT BILLIE.COLONNA(AT)NAVY.MIL. 

11.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 

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