Navy Takes Back Teen's ROTC Scholarship

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Sunday, August 19 2007 Aug 19, 2007 Sunday, August 19, 2007 3:21:55 PM CDT August 19, 2007 in News
Source: (Copyright 2007 The Associated Press All Rights Reserved.)
FARMINGTON - An eastern Missouri teen thought her college tuition was all set when the Navy presented her with an oversized check for $180,000. But the scholarship has been taken away, as the Navy says she can't be a ROTC student. She suffered a herniated disc in 2005, but still takes part in basketball and karate. Danielle Littrell turned down scholarships from several schools to enlist with the Navy's ROTC program. And the Navy twice came to Farmington High School to make presentations about her scholarship. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports her family now has to take out loans so she can start at Loyola University in Chicago this week. The Navy wouldn't discuss her case specifically, but say students are told in writing that scholarships are contingent on medical evaluations. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APNP-08-19-07 1555CDT

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