FY-22 OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM:
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications and provides guidance for the
FY-22 Olmsted Scholar Program. In alignment with identity management
requirements, education program announcements will also be delivered through
MyNavy Education, a web-based application.
Applications should be prepared according to enclosure (3) of reference (a).
Complete application packages, with command endorsement and detailer
statement, must be received no later than 21 August 2020. Required DLAB/GRE
scores and official college transcripts may be submitted by separate
correspondence, which must be received no later than 4 September 2020.
Detailed information on application requirements, sample application
template, and Frequently Asked Questions are located on the Navy College
website at www.navycollege.navy.mil/resources/olmsted.htm. Applications
should be submitted via email to the Navy Olmsted Scholar Program Manager POC
listed at the end of this NAVADMIN. Prior to submission, ensure the
electronic copies are clear, legible, and properly endorsed.
a. The Olmsted Scholar Program offers outstanding young military leaders an
unsurpassed opportunity to achieve fluency in a foreign language, pursue
graduate study at an overseas university and acquire an in-depth
understanding of foreign cultures, thereby equipping them to serve in
positions of greater responsibility as senior leaders in the United States
Armed Forces. This unique scholarship opportunity supports the Secretary of
Defense's emphasis on developing language skills and regional cultural
knowledge across the force. The Olmsted Scholar program also meets
educational requirements for both Flag Officer and Major Command.
b. The Olmsted Scholar Program is a three-year program for which career
timing is an important consideration. Applicants must contact their detailer
for counseling on the career feasibility of participation in the Olmsted
Scholar Program. To be considered by the Navy selection board, a detailer
written/signed statement, as stated in enclosure (3) of reference (a), must
be included in the nomination package.
a. All active duty, regular officers with the designators 1110, 1120, 1130,
1140, 1310, 1320, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 3100 with at least three years of
Active Federal Commissioned Service (AFCS) and no more than 13.5 years of
total Active Federal Service (AFS) as of 1 April 2021 are eligible to apply.
The maximum length of service eligibility requirement has been extended for
all eligible designators from 11 years to 13.5 years as part of a three-year
4. Application Process:
a. Applicants should be available to commence language training in
summer/fall 2021 at Defense Language Institute East or West, begin two years
of study at a foreign university in 2022 and complete their studies in 2024.
A Navy selection board will convene in November 2020 to select up to 12
nominees from which the Olmsted Foundation Board of Directors will consider
and select Navy scholars to receive this prestigious scholarship in March
2021. Navy is seeking applicants who display the warfighting and
intellectual qualities of dedicated career officers who aspire to command.
5. Selection Notifications:
a. Olmsted notifications will occur in two phases. Navy nominees will be
notified via email following the Navy selection board in November 2020.
Scholars selected by the Olmsted Foundation Board of Directors will be
contacted via email following the selection board in March 2021.
6. Points of contact:
a. For program-specific and application procedures, contact Ms.
Elise McGuire, OPNAV N7132, at (850) 473-6064/DSN 753, or via e-mail at
b. For Olmsted Scholar experience inquiries, contact CDR Patrick Murphy,
a graduate of the Olmsted Scholar Program, via email at
7. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by VADM S. B. Munsch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development (N7)//