FY-15 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN SOLICITS APPLICATIONS AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR THE FY-
15 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 2014, BEGIN 
STUDY AT A FOREIGN UNIVERSITY IN 2015, AND COMPLETE STUDY IN 2017.  A NAVY 
SELECTION BOARD WILL  CONVENE IN OCTOBER 2013 TO SELECT UP TO 12 NOMINEES FROM 
WHICH THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL CONSIDER AND SELECT NAVY 
SCHOLARS IN MARCH 2014.

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.  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 MAY BE INTERVIEWED BY THE OLMSTED 
FOUNDATION.

5.  ACTIVE DUTY REGULAR OR FULL-TIME SUPPORT OFFICERS WITH THE DESIGNATORS 
111X, 112X, 113X, 114X, 131X, 132X, 181X, 182X, 183X, 310X, 510X, AND WITH THE 
FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MAY APPLY FOR THE
PROGRAM:
    A.  AT LEAST 3 YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE BUT NOT MORE THAN
11 YEARS OF TOTAL ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE AS OF 1 APRIL 2014.
    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 N2A2 OLMSTED
    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 SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE-PAGE AND EXPLAIN WHY THE 
APPLICANT DESIRES TO BE AN OLMSTED SCHOLAR.  IN ADDITION, A PREFERENCE LIST OF 
UP TO 10 COUNTRIES (WITH UP TO 2 UNIVERSITIES AND LOCATIONS PER COUNTRY) WHERE 
THE APPLICANT WOULD LIKE TO STUDY MUST BE INCLUDED.  THESE MUST BE PRIORITIZED 
AND AT LEAST FIVE OF THE UNIVERSITIES MUST BE FROM THE APPROVED UNIVERSITY 
LIST ON THE OLMSTED FOUNDATION WEBSITE AT WWW.OLMSTEDFOUNDATION.ORG.  SEE 
PARAGRAPH 10 OF THIS NAVADMIN FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.  APPLICANTS WHOSE 
FAMILY MEMBERS DO NOT INTEND TO ACCOMPANY THEM DURING ALL OR PART OF THE 
SCHOLAR PROGRAM, TO INCLUDE LANGUAGE TRAINING, SHOULD PROVIDE A WRITTEN 
EXPLANATION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

7.  IF SUBMISSION OF DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB) SCORES IS 
REQUIRED, COMMANDS MAY OBTAIN DLAB TESTING INFORMATION FROM:
     COMMANDING OFFICER
     CENTER FOR INFORMATION DOMINANCE (CLREC-NFLTO CODE N01L)
     PENSACOLA, FL 32511-51386
OR AT (850) 452-6529/DSN 459 OR VIA E-MAIL AT DARRIN.WILLIAMS(AT)NAVY.MIL.  
INFORMATION ON THE GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE LOCAL 
NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE OR 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.  RECOMMENDED 
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 
BE RECEIVED BY CPPD VOLUNTARY EDUCATION DETACHMENT, CODE N2A2 OLMSTED, NLT 30 
AUGUST 2013.  DLAB/GRE SCORES AND OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE 
SUBMITTED BY SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE TO REACH CPPD CODE N2A2 OLMSTED NLT 13 
SEPTEMBER 2013.

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 QQQQ 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 THE COUNTRY/CITY/UNIVERSITY PREFERENCE LIST.

11.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MRS. BILLIE COLONNA, CPPD, AT (850) 452-1001, MENU 
OPTION 3, EXT 2219/DSN 459, OR VIA E-MAIL AT BILLIE.COLONNA(AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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