Chances of a Type 1 AFROTC?

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  1. LP_83

    LP_83 Member

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    I've been involved in:
    Junior Achievement
    National Honors Society
    National Society of High School Scholars
    French Club
    Engineering Club
    DECA
    Have tutored special Education
    Captain of my track team for 1 year (Varisty)
    Played tennis 2 years, and was captain for one year (Varsity)
    Ran Cross Country (Varsity)
    Currently am playing baseball (Varsity)
    I have a 3.9-4.1 GPA
    a combined 1130 on the SAT (reading, math) ----My least favorable "quality"
    a 29 on the ACT (30 reading, 33 math)
    Am currently #5 in my graduating class which puts me in the top 2%
    And I have already been accepted into Georgia Institute of Technology for a Computer Science Major.
    Also, I'm African-American, my fitness test was great and my interview was outstanding.
     
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    Having a Technical major which will help your chances. To get a scope of the competition for Type 1 Scholarships, less than 5 were handed out for non-tech majors. 5. Out of thousands of applicants. I cant recall the exact number for Type 1's awarded but I remember the mean ACT scores were north of 32 and the unweighted GPA hovering close to 4.0. Your scores may be whats holding you from the Type 1, even though the rest of your stats look great.
    Best of luck to you.
     
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  3. LP_83

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    okay, thank you
     
  4. Pima

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    Type 1 scholarships are 5% of all scholarships awarded. To place even more into the perspective @900 are awarded out of over 5K that are boarded...key word boarded.

    Thus, 45 in total will be given a Type 1.

    As ahuntedyeti stated on avg the SAT score is around 1350. PAR is going to be the big percentage of the WCS.

    Best of luck, and stay on the course, it will work out in the end.
     
  5. Nateman15

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    I am an AS200 right now and I had almost identical stats as you coming out of high school. I started out college without a scholarship but received a Type 2 after my first semester. If you don't get HSSP, be the #1 cadet in your class starting the first day and you have a great shot at ICSP. That means volunteering for things, being at every single meeting on time, and actually having a personality. You would be surprised how far the last one goes. Actually looking like you enjoy being there carries a ton of weight. Half of our AS100's look scared every time they are in the cadet lounge.
     
  6. Pima

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    If you need an AFROTC scholarship to attend your dream college, please remember to read the fine line on the scholarship.

    Fact is you must be selected for SFT and the board does not place into consideration if the cadet is on scholarship.

    If not selected, you will be dis-enrolled. The scholarship will be revoked. Will you be able to stay for 2 more yrs without an AFROTC scholarship?

    It might say 4 yr, but there is fine print in that award.
     

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