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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits applications and provides guidance for the
FY-22 Olmsted Scholar Program.
2. This NAVADMIN supersedes NAVADMIN 131/20 and is being re-issued to
include updated options for submitting Defense Language Aptitude Battery
(DLAB) test scores and for taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) exam
for the FY-22 Olmsted Scholar Program.
a. Applications should be prepared according to enclosure (3) of reference
(a). Application packages, with command endorsement and detailer statement,
are due no later than 21 August 2020 to the Olmsted Scholar Program Manager.
b. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Olmsted Foundation will allow
applicants to report DLAB scores to either the Navy's Selection Board held in
Dec 2020 or as late as Jan 2021 to the Olmsted Scholar Program Manager prior
to the Olmsted Foundation's Board of Directors meeting. Language aptitude is
an important consideration for selection. Although DLAB scores may be
submitted to the Foundation as late as Jan 2021, applicants are highly
encouraged to ensure their scores are available to the Navy Selection Board.
Documentation for the board must be received no later than 10 days prior to
the board's convening, currently scheduled for 09 December 2020.
c. Educational Testing Service has provided options for those that may be
impacted by the coronavirus to take the GRE. Details can be found at
www.ets.org/gre/at-home (test takers) and www.ets.org/gre/cv-update
d. Official college transcripts may be submitted via the institution to the
Olmsted Scholar Program Manager, 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 trial program.
5. Application Process:
a. Applicants should be available to commence language training in
summer/fall 2021 at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in
Monterey, CA or Washington, DC, 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.
6. 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.
7. Points of contact:
a. For program-specific and application procedures, contact Olmsted Scholar
Program Manager POC, Ms. Elise McGuire, OPNAV N7132, at (850) 473-6064/
DSN 753, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. For Olmsted Scholar experience inquiries, contact CDR Patrick Murphy, the
Navy Active Duty Director for the Olmsted Foundation, via email at
8. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral Stuart B. Munsch, Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations for Warfighting Development.//