Discussion in 'ROTC' started by green4life, Feb 7, 2011.
Has the group heard anything from the AFROTC board which met Jan 22?
Maybe this week.
My DS was boarded for Jan. 22 AFROTC Board but hasn't heard anything (website still says "Congratulations! You're eligible . . ."). The AFROTC website indicates that a decision usually comes within 15 days after the board adjourns (which I understand was Jan. 28). Going by the website, a decision would be announced by Feb. 14. However, this does not appear to be an ordinary year, given recent budget issues in Congress.
Check out the discussion on the January AROTC Board, which can be found here (start at the last page and work your way backward): http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=16466&page=44
Hang in there.
The AFA is playing into the factor regarding the announcements, or so I have been told (no bone in this fight, DS is a CS300).
The AFA will be offering much less apptmts than previous yrs, thus candidates who got an AFROTC scholarship are probably holding on longer to them in hopes of an AFA apptmt.
If they hold onto them, than the board does not how many spots are available, and this creates a bottle neck in awarding scholarships.
AFA and AFROTC do not talk, or at least they didn't in yrs passed. They operate within their own set.
AFROTC has a limited set of funds. If they offer a scholarship, they will go on the premise that it will be accepted, which means until it is rejected, they assume that this money is spoken for.
FWIW, the AFA is stating that there will be about 15-20% less apptmts. Since 99% of them apply for AFROTC as plan B, you can extrapolate why delays are occurring.
Hi PIMA, is it possible to find out if son's package went to the last board? I read somewhere that maybe you can call Maxwell and they will tell you, is that true? If so, it certainly beats waiting for a decision that is not forthcoming.
First off, the candidate needs to call, not the parent. Especially if they are over 18. Once over 18 that is private information, sim. to doctor patient. They will not release any info at all regarding the candidate, unless it is the candidate. That includes the parent. The candidate may be a dependent, but to them they are a legal adult.
Secondly, you can contact them, but it is highly unlikely they will give you the results. They will just say "yes, you met the board" or "no, you didn't meet it"
The importance is that may calm you down for a second, and as soon as you process that thought, it creates a new fire storm of questions.
Did I get one?
When will I hear?
Next step is exactly what?
The big thing is just because you met the board, does not mean there is a definitive answer. For all you know they could have rolled you over.
I know you believe this is the hardest time of your life, and that your world is going to be permanently impacted. However, this is the AFROTC system, and honestly, this is the easiest part of the system.
Time warp yourself 2 yrs(soph in college) from now. You will be at another board for SFT. That board's result will be a part of your resume for the AFSC....cadets who get in will have it, cadets that don't won't. Scholarship recipients vs non-scholarship recipients do not matter as much as other things matter...gpa, det jobs, PFT, major, etc. Scholarship recipient with a 2.8 and a 85 PFT has less of a chance of getting that SFT slot over the 3.2 non-scholarship cadet who has a 97 PFT and a job in the det.
You know what they call the scholarship cadet? Cadet. You know what they call the non-scholarship cadet? Cadet. Once in college, it all starts over again.
Time warp 3 yrs from now, and now you are up for AFSC. This is now real life 8-4 for 4 yrs, and maybe more depending on the career field. No SFT and it will be a player. Scholarship not so much.
At this point, this isn't about finding money to pay for college, this about life. You can always take loans, enroll in ROTC and still get your AFSC. CS300's don't have options, this is you will take what we give you.
Trust me. I have walked down this path back in 08. I get it. I feel for you. Nothing I say is meant to be harsh, it is to be meant as this is the smallest of all of the hurdles you will face.
With each step in the ROTC world the boards they face will become increasingly stressful.
Hindsight is 20/20. I wish I listened to a poster who told me that 3 yrs ago. Walk away and enjoy the time you have left. Understand that being snoopy over the mailbox (home or internet) will not affect the decision you will receive. It is out of your hands.
Time is the only thing you can never get back, and in 5 yrs from now when they get orders to move half way around the world, you will be wishing back for this time. Wanting to do it all over again, because that will be when you realize it is all fate, and no amount of screaming will impact the outcome. You will realize that you spent too much time worrying about the future and not enough time enjoying the present.
Best wishes. I hope every dream comes true. Thank you for the willingness to serve this great nation, be it a parent of a candidate or a candidate.
Yes, parents serve this nation too. It takes a great parent to say to a child "I support your decision to lay down your life, so I can live".
Be it scholarship or no scholarship, these candidates at 17/18 are better than many of our own citizens because of that belief. Again, that is a child we should all be proud of.
Really liked PIMAS's reply. We wanted to find out as well, so DS e-mailed admissions using the link on the ROTC application tracker website, and they replied very quickly and told him he had not met the previous board, but would meet the next one. Good luck!
Friend of DS received notification today that he has been awarded a Type II AFROTC scholarship from the 22 Jan board. He got the notification via USPS.
Which link did you use? The firstname.lastname@example.org one or something like A-C@AFROTC.COM?
DS status updated today on the AFROTC scholarship site.... received a scholarship.
"Congratulations! You were awarded a scholarship. You will be receiving written confirmation via mail within the next few weeks. If you have questions please notify HQ AFROTC/RRUC."
Now, you should change your SAF name from ProudMom to PROUDMOM!!
My status just changed and I've been awarded an AFROTC Scholarship.
I just called HQ and found out that my scholarship is a type 7 technical.
I've recently gotten an NROTC scholarship so I presume that i'll be pursuing that route instead.
Good luck to all applicants!
The second one you listed...Good Luck!
DS checked the AFROTC website and found that he was awarded a scholarship. He'll call HQ on Monday to find out which type.
Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, Dad!
Great job everyone! Unfortunately my DS AFROTC said that he was not selected and that a letter will be coming. .... so sad
I was moved to the next board date because of my rank it said. Do I have a better, worse or the same chances of recieving a scholarship?
My DS's status still says:
"Your Air Force ROTC Scholarship interview has been received and processed. Your record will meet the next available selection board. You can check back here to find the results of the board. We will mail you a letter notifying whether or not you have been offered a scholarship."
It's been that way for about two weeks. Good sign? Bad sign? We sent an email confirming that DS was boarded on Jan. 22 (his interview was complete in early Jan.).
Well done and congrats to everyone receiving scholarships.
DD notified of scholarship (*type unknown at this time) today - very excited! Proud father, especially proud that she is following the USAF path.
Good luck to all applicants.
*I presume that this will not be a Type I scholarship - her interest is in the medical field? She will find out soon enough.
I would call HQ on monday...They'll probable be able to tell you the type before the official letter would come in the mail.
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