AFROTC Scholarship

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  1. cdh50193

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    I applied for a AFROTC Scholarship for Engineering majors but I am doubting it because of its workload. Can anyone with some experience comfort me and encourage me to go on this path?

    What's the minimum GPA for a Scholarship cadet?

    How do Scholarship cadets cope with the pressure of possibly falling below the line?

    If you do fall below the minimum GPA line, what happens?

    What if you decide to change majors to something entirely different?

    How many do successfully follow through the whole engineering thing?

    That's all the questions I can think of so far, I'll let you know if I have more.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. aglages

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    I'm confused. I thought your application was "disqualified" and you were going to wait until college to join AFROTC. How many times did you apply?
     
  3. Pima

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    If you enjoy math and science you should be fine. Understand that anyone in an engineering program will tell you it is the 1st yr of academics that kills them, once they make it through that yr, life becomes easier and the success rate greatly improves.
     
  4. cdh50193

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    In the other post, I was referring to the Army and Navy Scholarships. Fortunately, AF allowed me to apply as a noncitizen and be awarded a scholarship and be activated once I receive my Citizenship status.

    Thanks for the direct responses. But wouldn't a 2.8 GPA for an Engineering major be extremely on the borderline? Because in my beliefs, a friend of mine attends Cooperunion as a Chem Eng major and gets a 2.7 and that's pretty good. How is that realistically possible?

    And if your scholarship does become revoked, do you have to re-pay the money and/or enlist?
     
  5. Pima

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    Depends, on the AF. Bullet decades back lost his scholarship due to his gpa, they allowed him to stay and did not force him to re-pay it, but that was decades ago.

    Traditionally, they give you fair warning, basically on probation for a semester to allow you to get it up, but if you continue to show no progress they can revoke it.
     
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    That's fantastic! I would have thought that all the Armed Forces had to operate under the same rules/policies concerning citizenship requirements but evidently the AF is able to be more flexible than either the Army or Navy.
    Good Luck!
     
  7. Pima

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    I hope that is anyday now.

    Also to answer the 2.8 gpa question, for most, if not a large majority of scholarship recipients they also were offered merit from the school. Merit usually reqs a 3.0 or a 3.2 to keep the scholarship.

    AFROTC scholarships are very competitive. I do not know the school you are trying to attend.

    For ex....UVA; number 2 public univ in the nation, an AFROTC candidate may not meet the cut for a merit scholarship, however they made the cut to get in, which says alot. Now take UMass, it is possible that you will get both merit and AFROTC because they don't rank as high nationally as UVA.

    The AFROTC program is not like NROTC or AROTC, it is from a nationalistic position. Your college has no bearance on the tier you get, your major does! Your WCS from the AFROTC board does, but not the college.

    The formula is a well hidden secret, but it is easy to get a gist of how it works.

    1. PAR matters...GPA, SAT, Class rank, course rigor, school profile go into this equation.

    PAR is the highest % of the equation.

    2. PFA, ECs and recs matter. They don't want just the kid that has a 1500 out of 1600, but has never done anything in their life besides hitting the books.

    3. Major matters. The bulk of the scholarships that go out go to Engineering majors. The grand daddy of the type of scholarship has 95% of them going to engineering, and I believe only 5% of the scholarships awarded get the grand daddy.

    4. AFA cadets also apply for AFROTC as plan B. If you want the grand daddy be prepared to be on par with them.

    You need to be well rounded, because the 1st 3 things are deciding factors in the scholarship award.
     

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