FY-13 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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SUBJ/FY-13 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM//



REF/A/DOC/CNO/20AUG2008//

AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.24C, OFFICER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS APPLICATIONS AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR THE FY-
13 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM.
WHERE INFORMATION DIFFERS BETWEEN THIS NAVADMIN AND REF A, THIS NAVADMIN TAKES 
PRECEDENCE.

2.  THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM PROVIDES TWO YEARS OF GRADUATE STUDY USING A 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE WHILE PROVIDING OVERSEAS CULTURAL AND TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES 
AND OFTEN LEADS TO A GRADUATE DEGREE AT A FOREIGN UNIVERSITY.  APPLICANTS 
SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO COMMENCE LANGUAGE TRAINING IN SUMMER/FALL 2012, BEGIN 
STUDY AT A FOREIGN UNIVERSITY IN 2013, AND COMPLETE STUDY IN 2015.  A NAVY 
SELECTION BOARD WILL CONVENE IN OCTOBER 2011 TO SELECT UP TO 15 NOMINEES FROM 
WHICH THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION SELECTION BOARD MAY SELECT UP TO TEN NAVY 
SCHOLARS AT ITS FEBRUARY OR MARCH 2012 MEETING.

3.  THIS UNIQUE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY SUPPORTS THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 
EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS AND REGIONAL CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE ACROSS 
THE FORCE.  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 
CURRENT OR PROJECTED CRITICAL NEED OF THE NAVY.

4.  TO UTILIZE THESE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, THE NAVY IS LOOKING FOR YOUNG 
LEADERS WHO DISPLAY ALL THE QUALITIES OF DEDICATED CAREER OFFICERS 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, ALL APPLICANTS 
MUST HAVE DEMONSTRATED SCHOLASTIC ABILITY IN THEIR UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPT.  
FACTORS SUCH AS ACADEMIC MAJOR, PARTICIPATION IN VARSITY SPORTS, STEADY 
SCHOLASTIC IMPROVEMENT, ETC., ARE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN REVIEWING 
TRANSCRIPTS.  APPLICANTS MUST ALSO HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO LEARN A FOREIGN 
LANGUAGE, LIVE, STUDY, AND TRAVEL ABROAD.  FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED BY 
THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION.

5.  ACTIVE DUTY-LIST REGULAR LINE OR FULL-TIME SUPPORT LINE OFFICERS WITH THE 
DESIGNATORS 111X, 112X, 113X, 114X, 131X, 132X, 181X, 182X AND 183X, 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 2012.
    B.  SUPERIOR SCHOLASTIC ABILITY AS DEMONSTRATED IN AN
    UNDERGRADUATE TRANSCRIPT.
    C.  FOREIGN LANGUAGE APTITUDE; BACKGROUND OR EXPERIENCE IN
    CHOSEN COUNTRIES/LANGUAGES IS NOT REQUIRED.
    D.  EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE.

6.  APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE PREPARED PER ENCLOSURE (3) OF REF A AND ADDRESSED 
TO CENTER FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPPD) VOLUNTARY EDUCATION 
DETACHMENT, CODE N2A2OLMSTED, 6490 SAUFLEY FIELD ROAD, PENSACOLA, FL 32509-
5204.  THE STATEMENT REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 2.E IN ENCLOSURE (3) OF REF A MAY 
BE OMITTED, WHILE PARAGRAPH 2.A. APPLIES ONLY TO OFFICERS SELECTED AS OLMSTED 
SCHOLARS.  THE REQUIRED ESSAY SHOULD BE LIMITED TO ONE-PAGE EXPLAINING WHY THE 
OFFICER WANTS TO BE AN OLMSTED SCHOLAR.  IN ADDITION, A SCHOLARSHIP EDUCATION 
PREFERENCE LIST MUST BE INCLUDED LISTING TEN UNIVERSITIES AND LOCATIONS WHERE 
THE APPLICANT WOULD LIKE TO STUDY.  THESE MUST BE PRIORITIZED AND AT LEAST 5 
OF THE 10 MUST BE FROM THE APPROVED UNIVERSITY LIST ON THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION 
WEBSITE.  SEE PARAGRAPH TEN OF THIS NAVADMIN FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.  
APPLICANTS WHOSE FAMILY MEMBERS DO NOT INTEND TO ACCOMPANY THEM DURING ALL OR 
PART OF THE SCHOLARSHIP, TO INCLUDE LANGUAGE TRAINING, SHOULD PROVIDE A 
WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
 7.  TO SUPPORT SUBMISSION OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY
 (DLAB) SCORES, COMMANDS MAY OBTAIN DLAB TESTING INFORMATION FROM:  COMMANDING 
OFFICER, NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY 
CENTER (CODE 322), PENSACOLA, FL 32509-5126, DSN 922-1001 /MENU OPTION 3/EXT 
1538 OR DARRIN.WILLIAMS(AT)NAVY.MIL.  INFORMATION ON THE GRADUATE RECORD 
EXAMINATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE LOCAL NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE OR ON THE WEB 
AT WWW.GRE.ORG.

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.  APPLICATION PACKAGES, WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENT AND DETAILER STATEMENT, 
MUST REACH CPPD VOLUNTARY EDUCATION DETACHMENT, CODE N2A2 OLMSTED, NOT LATER 
THAN 02 SEPTEMBER 2011.  DLAB/GRE SCORES AND OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS MAY 
BE SUBMITTED BY SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE TO REACH CPPD CODE N2A2OLMSTED NOT 
LATER THAN 30 SEPTEMBER 2011.

10.  THIS PRESTIGIOUS 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 STUDYING AND TRAVELING OVERSEAS, AND MAY EARN A LIBERAL 
ARTS MASTER'S DEGREE.
ALL ELIGIBLE AND INTERESTED OFFICERS ARE URGED TO CONSIDER THIS IMPORTANT 
PROGRAM AND VISIT THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION WEBSITE AT WWW.OLMSTEDFOUNDATION.ORG 
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, INCLUDING IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SELECTION OF 
COUNTRY/CITY/UNIVERSITY FOR THEIR SCHOLARSHIP EDUCATION PREFERENCE LIST.

11.  POINT OF CONTACT:  BILLIE COLONNA, CPPD, AT (850) 452-1001, MENU OPTION 
3, EXT 2219/DSN 922, OR VIA E-MAIL AT BILLIE.COLONNA(AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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