AFROTC - Board 1 Results

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  1. chud182

    chud182 Member

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    My son got an e-mail today with a scholarship offer (conditionally, of course) so I thought I'd open the thread up.

    Type 7
    Major: Chemistry
    GPA: 3.67 uw, 4.75 w
    ACT: 34 - comp, 33 - Eng, 32 - Math, 34 - Reading, 35 - Science
    AP Courses: Junior Year - Chemistry (5), US History (4)
    ECs: Cross Country (4 Varsity Letters earned,) Track, National Honor Society (Freshman Orientation Leader), Strategy Club (Vice President), Biology Club (Vice President), Chess Club, Coffee House Club, Advanced Guitar Band (4 year member, Pep Rally Music Leader, Fine Arts Festival Music, Leader, Award for Excellence in Guitar, Award for Excellence in Piano), Children’s Daycare Center, Meals for Migrant Workers, Raleigh Food Pantry, Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, Wessex Children’s Activities, Wounded Warrior Fundraiser, Altar Server, Harris Teeter - bagger/cashier/UScan operator
    PFA: run-8:55
    push ups-55
    sit-ups-59
     
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  2. MomWPgirl

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    Type 7 here also for DS!!! Intended major: Finance/business
    GPA 96 (3.7 Calculated by AFROTC) Numerous AP’s & dual enrollment
    Rank top 5% (7/150)
    SAT: 1380 (M & CR)
    Activities:
    Varsity soccer 3 years (CPT 12th)
    Varsity Lacrosse 2 years
    Math Team 3 years (CPT 12th) (High Scorer 10th)
    Boys State
    National Honor Society 3 years
    Class President (9th)
    Interning/volunteering for non-profit 12th
    PFA
    Run: 9:09
    SU 59
    PU 45 (skinny kid)
     
  3. Pima

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    Congrats!

    I wonder what the avg SAT will be this year for recipients. Those are pretty high for a Type 7. Can't imagine what Type 1 stats will look like.

    Class of 2020 remember AFROTC does bst sitting...those SATs are not super score. Type 7 only pays for the equivalent of their IS tuition.
     
  4. shinycars

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    DS type 2
    1270 SAT
    3.95
    10/350
    AP (LOTS)
    EAGLE SCOUT
    SCHOOL GOV
    US DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SOCCER
     
  5. Pima

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    Again congrats, but for future posters can you place tech or non tech in your stats.

    Reason why is it gives other candidates a better idea. Typically a non tech, such as Finance is going to need a higher PAR because 80% will go to tech majors.

    I am sure with these stats your kids will also get a nice merit package from their schools!
     
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  7. KnightDad

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    DS got an e-mail today with an AFROTC scholarship offer.

    Type 7
    Major: Mech. Eng.
    GPA: 3.67 uw,
    School does not rank.
    ACT: 32 - comp, Eng, 32, Math, 32 , Reading 33, Science 27.
    SAT: 1380 (Math + English)
    AP Courses: - English I (5), English II (5) , History (5), 4 more senior year.
    5 sports w/letters
    Eagle Scout, Boys State, NHS, VP Student Council etc., Many service hours.

    PFA: Exempt due to broken leg in August.
     
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  8. MomWPgirl

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    DS still working on a couple college apps. He asked if he should put scholarship under "Awards & Honors"?
     
  9. ikadiggit

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    @MomWPgirl Yes, I did for my early applications. Actually, I listed it as an extra, as I didn't have room on the Common App under Awards.

    Type 1
    Tech Major

    ACT: 34
    GPA: 3.875 unweighted
    Almost every AP my school offers

    Cross Country (4 year letter, captain, state qualifier, etc.); Track (3 year letter); Marching Band (3 years); Math, Quiz, Academic Teams; Eagle Scout; Philmont Expedition Crew Leader; not much volunteering outside of Scouts

    PFA: Maxed crunches, 47 push-ups I believe, 8:34 run

    When they say you get a four year scholarship, do you still need to re-qualify after your sophomore year in college? This may be a deciding factor in whether I accept Navy or Air Force.

    Congrats everybody!
     
  10. Phyzix

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    I think they mean 2+2 as in if you get selected for SFT then you still have your scholarship if not then it is revoked.
     
  11. ikadiggit

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    If that's the case, then that factor, coupled with my school being a cross-town affiliate may push me to Navy...
     
  12. Pima

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    That is the case.

    When you are a sophomore you will compete for EA/SFT.

    Historically, a tech cadet needs to maintain a 3.0/3.1 cgpa.

    That being said, when I read I may take another branch scholarship because of college options drives me insane
    Scholarship is attending your school. It is 30 weeks a year. 5 days a week and your first two years maybe 20 hours a week for ROTC.

    AF and Navy is ACTIVE DUTY commissioning. You will work in a career field they say and live where they say.

    It is 24/7/365 for 4 years. They say sub's, you will go sub's. They say missiles you will learn to love Dakota!

    Be ready for the worst career option you can imagine, and than make your decision. You will be at their needs.
    ~ Want to be a pilot? Great, but if they deem your major is needed for nuke sub's, you will go nukes. Want to be a pilot in the AF,? Great, but if they decide they need MEs you won't go pilot.
    ~~ That is how it works....needs of the military comes first.

    The idea that you are saying I want the safety of four years scholarship can make you regret ever accepting the scholarship because AD life is not ROTC, but you will be on the hook for AD when it comes to NROTC or AFROTC....there is no Guard or Reserve option. 4 years 24/7/365 wherever they say will be your life.

    OBTW, if you want to go nontech because you hate tech. HQ AFROTC needs to approve. That is an uphill battle for AF.
     
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  13. ikadiggit

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    Pima, thanks for the insight. AFROTC has been my back up to Navy all along due to career options, so it is not only the scholarship aspect that I have looked at. Thanks again.


    Nosce Temet
     
  14. lpeterson15

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    Got a type 7 tech scholarship!
    Major: Nuclear Engineering
    GPA: 3.97 un-weighted
    ACT: 30
    Extra Curricular's:

    Varsity Letter Cross Country (3 years)
    Track (3 years)
    National Honor Society President (1 year)
    Technology Student Association Vice President (1 year) and Secretary (1 year)
    Debate Co-Captain (3 years)
    Model United Nations (1 year)
    Summer Job 20-29 hours
    Lots of Volunteer Experience

    PFA: Pushups 54, Sit-ups 56, 1.5 mile 8:51

    I was feeling kind of disappointed about getting a Type 7 and not a Type 2, but after seeing the stats for everyone else on here I'm thankful that I got a scholarship at all! Congrats to everyone!
     
  15. lpeterson15

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    Also forgot to put some other stuff
    High School GPA Rank: 29/428
    Freshman-Junior year AP Classes: AP World (5), AP American Gov (4), AP AB Calc, AP Physics (4), AP Literature and Composition (3).
     
  16. k2rider

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    It looks like the Air Force attracts a lot of CC runners for some reason.
     
  17. AFwife Claire

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    My ds received a type 1 tech scholarship. He had a 1440 SAT/33 ACT. The potentially different thing about him is that he has been homeschooled his entire school career. Fortunately he has known from the beginning that he wanted to be an Air Force officer, either by going to the Academy like his dad and grandpa, or by going ROTC like lots of other friends. So we have been able to plan for that as we planned out courses, so that he would be competitive. We started our own small high school co-op because the ones here didn't offer the rigorous classes needed, and we couldn't afford to do all online classes. With 4 families, we have been able to get 8 AP syllabi approved by the College Board, and our kids take AP and SAT II tests for as many subjects as possible to provide validation of "mommy grades".

    It has been challenging to find sports especially, since we are in (northern) Virginia, where homeschoolers can't play on public school teams. But he has found clubs for sports such as rugby, and also a cross-country club that competes against private schools and other homeschool running clubs. He also works out and swims regularly on his own. As posters advise, he did very well on his PFT (sorry--I don't remember his exact scores/times, but they were all either maxing out or very close to it).

    Extra-curriculars were not as difficult. For example, he is highly active in our local Civil Air Patrol squadron (received Mitchell award a year ago), and has been for several years now. He tutors at a local elementary school and volunteers with our local food pantry. He was a charter member for our local chapter of the National Homeschool Honor Society, and he is the president this year. He is also in charge of our homeschool co-op's activity club, where he is responsible for organizing and delegating things like field trips (for a wide age group--high school down to toddlers), service projects, and social events. He has had to look for areas where he could show leadership. And of course, he's the oldest of 10 kids--lots of natural leadership training there!

    I don't know how many homeschool students are on here lurking, but I just wanted to give them hope that it is possible to be a competitive candidate as a homeschooler!
     
  18. Pima

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    CAP as an EC is probably what put him over. They really like that as an EC, it is on par to Boy Scouts for them.
     
  19. XCJarbo

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    Type 2!

    I was awarded a Type Two as a Technical Major
    I got a 33 on my ACT
    3.8 unweighted/ 4.16 weighted
    3 AP's up until senior year
    I did a ton of extracurriculars (ex: Cross country captain, Mock Trial captain, and a ton of volunteer work)
    Maxed out the pushups, 49 crunches, 10:33 mile-and-a-half.

    Congrats to everyone who got scholarships! It was a really selective board..
     
  20. mbleykhman

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    When is the second board and what status should be on the file to indicate that file will be reviewed during the second board?
     

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