AFROTC Scholarship

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  1. jeenuya

    jeenuya New Member

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    I was just wondering what my chances of receiving a type 2 or 7 scholarship would be. I personally do not think I can get a type 1.
    I have an unweighted GPA of a 3.16 and weighted 3.84(lots of AP and Honors classes)
    SAT scores
    CR: 610 Math: 680 Composite:1290
    I was an active member in Key Club for 3 years
    Was in JV track(junior year)
    And I was a member of my schools Engineering club

    any replies and advice are much appreciated :)
     
  2. SecretRusski

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    What major are you trying to go for? The AF gives out 80% of their scholarships to tech majors. That doesn't leave much room for non-tech.

    Regardless of chances, you should apply if you can. Your odds of getting one are zero if you don't.
     
  3. jeenuya

    jeenuya New Member

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    I already applied and right now I am just waiting for word if they will give me a scholarship or not, and I am planning on majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
     
  4. Pima

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    Type2's are only 15% of all scholarships awarded. If the numbers stay the same from years passed that is the equivalent of only 130-150 scholarships nationally out of @5000 boarded. (900 are awarded typically)

    I do not see that with your stats a type 2. However, I do not sit on the boards, so take that opinion with a grain of salt. Your stats are more aligned with type 7 median numbers.

    A couple of things that even make it a maybe are:
    1. Is your SAT best sitting or super score? If it is super scored than that is not the score they will use.
    2. What is the weight they use for cgpa? Is it 4.5, 5.0 or higher? If it is not 4.5 than they will readjust it to their cgpa score? Is it a 7 point scale or 10 points? Is a 90 a 4.0 or is it a 3.6?
    3. Class rank.
    ~~~~ This tells them how competitive the school is, I.e. a 3.2 and you are top 15%, where the top 20% go Ivy is different than a 3.2, top 25% and 0% go Ivy.

    Thus, as you can see by giving you an answer based on your post we do you no good. We could say slim chances and next week you get a congrats type 2, or we could say yes, and you could get a Sorry, at this time we are unable.....letter.


    On a whole if you want my gut answer, it would be maybe a 7 because your academic stats are in the median, but I don't see any leadership positions in your ECs. I also don't know what your PFA scores are, nor how well you did on your interview.

    All of those aspects are part of the WCS with specific points. PAR is 60% ECs, rec and PFA will make up the rest, and as you can see it can be a make or break if you hit that portion out of the ballpark or not.

    Good luck.
     
  5. coastiefam

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    I really can't speak to your chances. I can tell you my son's basic stats if that will help.

    GPA 4.6 (weighted)
    ACT 34 English 33 Math 33 Reading 31 Science
    4 year varsity athlete
    Eagle Scout
    National Honor Society

    He was awarded an AFROTC type 2 for Mechanical engineering.



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  6. jeenuya

    jeenuya New Member

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    coastiefam and pima thank you very much, I actually got a good perspective of how I stand on the scholarships. Just to add more information I did 70 pushups(1 min), 53 crunches(1min) and I got 10m15s for the 1.5 mile run for my PFAs, and the interview I honestly do not know how well I did, but I believe I can be sure that I did not do poorly. Also my class ranking currently is 149 out 669.
     
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    If you maxed out your body composition that would give you a 97.1 PFA score..
     
  8. Pima

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    As for the PFA make sure you are true to the form. Many kids have amazing stats when they apply for the scholarship, but bust the test when they get there. It typically happens for one of two reasons.

    1. They take the summer off.
    ~~~ They also don't train in all types of weather.

    I.E. it si slightly raining outside, they decide to put it off until the rain stops. PT will be held even in the rain, that is why they give you rain athletic gear.

    It is 95 degrees and 90% humidity. They will do the test, that is why they give you pt shorts.

    Our DS would always run at the height of the heat of the day. He would get up at 5 a.m after going to bed at 1 a.m. Lack of sleep impacts the score too.

    2. They did not do the proper form for the PFA
    ~~~ The PT instructors at the det. will be sticklers for form, and they will not count it if it is not proper. Thus, you are wasting time and energy pushing out just for the numbers sake.

    additionally, I would work on your run. If memory serves me correctly Max points for the run is @9 minutes. DS always tried to do less than 10 minutes. It is not that your time is bad, but again when you get to your det. the first way to shine and set yourself apart is maxxing every portion.
     
  9. jeenuya

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    Im sorry but is that good?
     

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