Are AFROTC Extracurricular Activities only 9-11 grade?

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  1. warrior15

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    I was wondering if the extracurricular activities section of the additional forms wants only activities in the grades 9-11, or if they can be things I did early in 12th grade year. I would put them in the remarks box at the end, as they are not on the list. In addition, is there a certain number of things I need to have to be eligible for a scholarship? At this time I have baseball (3yrs, 0 letters), VP School Club (11th), National Honor Society (VP, Member, this is the school club I mentioned previously), Two or more speeches (11th grade), Church Group (member), and at least 1 "other", which would be mentoring 8th grade students. Would this be enough? My PFT scores are very low (54 pushups, 43 crunches, 12:47 run) but my ACT (32) is good and I plan to be a Political Science major. Thanks!
     
  2. Pima

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    It is pretty clear. 9-11, end of subject.

    AFROTC scholarships are national, nobody can give you an answer on the amts of ECs.

    Your 32 ACT is great, but is that best sitting or superscore.

    Regardless if you get a scholarship or not, I would be running every day. 12:47 for 1 1/2 mile is an 8:30 min mile. Max is 9:12 for 1 1/2 miles or 6 min mile. You do not want to be THAT guy for the 1st PT where they are screaming at you every few seconds (last name for everyone to hear)to pick it up.
    ~ This will be one of the 1st impressions.
    ~~~ Our DS was a PT trainer and that was his job to run at the back of the pack and push those that were slower.

    Just a motivator. The max points for 39 yr olds would be a 9:34 1 1/2 mile run. 39! You can beat a guy that is almost 40, can't you?

    Finally, remember any AFROTC scholarship has no bearing on SFT or AFSC selection, it is just financial gravy!

    Best hopes, wishes and thoughts.
     
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  3. warrior15

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    The 32 is one sitting so it will count. I will work hard before I join to make sure I can keep up, but do you think it will cost me a chance at a scholarship? I'm non-tech so I know I need to be as good as possible, and I'm nervous that my extracurriculars aren't helping me enough to get a type 7 (I'm going in state so thats really all I need).
     
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    PFA is a low amount for the WCS, but again I don't know your cgpa or class rank, nor your academic rigor...but...you have been in NHS your jr. yr, and at my kids school that was a min 3.6.

    I do not sit on the board, but your ACT is high, and if my uwcgpa assumption for NHS is correct, plus athletics and leadership in NHS, you have a strong package. You will get dinged point wise for the PFA, but that can be overcomed with a great interview.
    ~ Take a resume with you that includes your sr. yr.

    I don't know if they see PFA scores, but in case they do be able to say I know it is my weakness, but my current run time is....

    As I stated on the other thread, they get you are 17. Thanksgiving is next week, find your favorite aunt or uncle and ask to talk to them away from everyone. Ask them to take 10 minutes asking their own questions of why you want to go this route. Trust me, they will throw curve balls too.
    ~~~ They will ask are you willing to move away from your family for 4-5 yrs just for a scholarship?
    ~~~~ Are you willing to take any job the AF offers anywhere in the world?
    ~~~~ What if you don't like AFROTC?

    If you can answer those questions, and walk in knowing that the interviewer is someone's parent/aunt/uncle. you will nail it!

    Your biggest negative is being further down the queue.
     

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