AFROTC questions

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  1. TEYoder92

    TEYoder92 New Member

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    Hi all,
    The number one question i have is how the AFROTC scholarships work. If I am offered a scholarship, do I have the choice to go to any of my top 5 schools? This is important to me because I would like to study arabic at Indiana University, which was my number 2 choice when I applied in the summer. My number 1 choice was to study Russian at University of Illinois. Also, I did not receive a scholarship on the first board, but I was told because of my rank I would meet the next board. Does this mean my 4 year scholarship chances are lower? Thanks
     
  2. Eagle 1

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    From all of the research I've done into these scholarships, I believe they are awarded based on major and you can go to any school, so long as you take that major.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't found anything to believe otherwise.
     
  3. magtalas192

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    You may be right on that Eagle 1.
    I recieved my AFROTC scholarship in the mail about 2 weeks ago, so I called up the AFROTC headquarters about the same question and they told me that the scholarship can be used for any college with an AFROTC program, not just the 5 you selected.
    Well anyways good luck TEYoder92 and hope everything turns out alright on your part:thumb:
     
  4. Pima

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    AFROTC allows you to go to any school as long as they are on the list. You do not have to tell them until you matriculate to that school. If you go to the site, there is a pull down bar that shows which schools that they have approved for the AFROTC.

    The key point is to realize the type of your scholarship...if it is Type 7 (I think) it allows you 4 yr full ride IS or a university that does not cost more than X amount in tuition. You can convert it to a 3 yr. You are not allowed to make up the difference between the X amount given and what the school charges for the 4 yr IS full ride, it is an all or nothing situation. CAVEAT: There are colleges that will charge IS as an OOS if you are ROTC, contact the school for more info.

    Army and Navy are tied to the school, and that maybe where the confusion lies. For the Army and Navy you receive the scholarship based on the school, thus, you need to contact them if you decide to go to a school that is not on their list.
     

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