AFROTC as a Sophomore?

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  1. rjacobs

    rjacobs New Member

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    I'm going to be a college sophomore this fall, and am thinking about joining my university's Air Force ROTC detachment. Although I come from a military family and have relevant interests (major in Political Science, interests in foreign language and computer science), one of my main motivations for joining are the potential scholarships, which I hear are getting pretty competitive.

    So, my biggest questions are 1) what will I have to do to catch up/what experiences should I expect as an ROTC sophomore, and 2) what are my chances of getting a scholarship, considering my rank and major?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys!
     
  2. Akrogan

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    I received an AFROTC scholarship; however I am doing engineering...

    If my understanding is correct, the Air Force is not giving scholarships to nontechnical majors at the moment (or very very few)...it's also significantly harder to commission as a nontech major, although if you go for rated it helps out a bit.

    That being said, if you switch your major to computer science, your chances could go up.

    While you wouldn't get a scholarship with poly sci, you can still commission, but you'd have to have close to max PT scores and close to a 4.0, plus be very involved in your detachment.

    I learned this by speaking with an officer in my detachment, however I'm sure others on this forum can give better advice.

    Best wishes!
     
  3. Pima

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    Chances of getting a scholarship are slim to noe, not because of being a poli-sci major, but because most ICSP scholarship are 3 year. The college ROTC scholarships for your det. are available, but typically they are given to tech majors and cadets that have been there longer.
    ~ Additionally, due to budget constraints the ICSP boards have been cancelled two years out of the last four years.

    Right now as a 250 your real priority should be getting an SFT slot because if you don't, chances are AFROTC will disenroll you as a junior and you won't be in AFROTC even if you got a scholarship.

    SFT selection is based on your cgpa, PFT, AFOQT and the CoCs rank/rec for you. As a poli-sci major you will want a cgpa @3.4+ PFT should be at least a 97. The AFOQT is the AFs equivalent to the SAT/ACT.

    As stated you do get an edge for SFT selection if you request to go rated.

    Good luck.
     
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