AFROTC Requirements

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  1. pveldkamp12

    pveldkamp12 New Member

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    Im a junior in highschool who is considering applying for an AFROTC Scholarship. Ive read all their requirements for obtaining a scholarship, and I fit all of them except extra-curriculars. I really haven't done alot in that area. I do track and field and I have a part-time job. Is it too late to improve this area? if not, what types of things will look good on a resume? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. sg1fan93

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    Join clubs your senior year, and try to be a captain on a team
     
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    pveldkamp12 New Member

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    i thought that they only looked at grades 9-11. Correct me if I am wrong though
     
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    When you fill out your application they will look at EC's from 9 to 11 and also what you are anticipating you will be involved with in your senior year.
     
  5. Eagle 1

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    Focus on what you currently do when you fill out the application. If you only do a few things but they really take up your free time then that's understandable. If you have a job to support yourself or family then that's a perk.

    Start coming up with things that you've held leadership positions in and they will be especially interested in that. If you have any certifications - CPR/First Aid, Microsoft Office User Specialist, HAM radio operation - pretty much anything, put them in there too. On that note, just go and get CPR/First Aid training - it looks good and you can save a life with it :wink:

    If it helps, I didn't have any sports down on my form, had a couple of clubs, and focused heavily on my involvement with Civil Air Patrol - specifically the search and rescue and leadership aspects of it. My academics were good but not outstanding; certainly not math. I received an AFROTC scholarship last year.

    What's going to be really important is how you present your information - your resume will be important, and you should talk with your teachers about helping you make it look better. The interview will also be a crucial part, and I'm convinced that the recommendation from that is what got me through the areas I lacked in like sports and academics. Show up knowledgeable, looking professional, and eager to ask questions.

    Right now scholarships are even more difficult to get with the RIF, so I probably wouldn't have even gotten through if I applied now. By the time it's your turn however the situation may be better, so don't give up. Remember, you definitely won't get a scholarship if you don't try.

    By the way, one final thing - don't major in something you don't want to do. It sucks to get a scholarship on a tech major and then hit four years of heavy math and calc based physics when you're not good at math...trust me.

    Good luck and let me know if you need any more help :thumb:
     
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    pveldkamp12--Don't forget any community based activities that you may have done--they don't all have to be school related. If you volunteer in the community (at a food pantry, helped with a blood drive, cleaned up a stretch of highway, etc etc) use those on your resume. If you are active in your church youth group, list that, as they frequently have a community service aspect (caroling at nursing homes, taking food to shut-ins etc). Even if you haven't done a lot of these things so far, pick one or two that interest you and start participating this summer. The key is ones that interest you, as you will be more likely to continue with them, and when you have your ROTC interview, he/she will be able to tell if its truly something that you are interested in or are just using it as a resume filler.
     
  7. pveldkamp12

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    thanks very much
     

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