Falcon Foundation Scholars Thread

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by haleym, May 15, 2012.

  1. haleym

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    Since appointments for USAFA and USAFAPS have there own threads, I thought we should make one for those who have received Falcon Foundation Scholarship offers (because I'm just so excited, ha!). I'll start it off!

    haleym, MI-03 5/15/12, offer accepted to Marion Military Institute
     
  2. Matthewmillr94

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    haleym, MI-03 5/15/12, offer accepted to Marion Military Institute
    matthewmillr94, NY-01 5/15/12, offer accepted to Northwestern Preparatory School
     
  3. 2bornot2b

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    Congratulations to all Falcon Scholars!:thumb:
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Concur!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
    NWPS '78-'79
    (Mound, MN then)
     
  5. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    +1 :thumb:
     
  6. Packer

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    Congratulations!!
     
  7. Tgun

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    Prep School selection?

    Greetings; If offered a Falcon Foundation Prep School scholarship, do you have a choice regarding which of the prep schools to attend, or does FF just select one for you? Is there a seperate application required to the particular prep school or is it automatic?

    Thank you, and congratulations to those accepted.
     
  8. BlahuKahuna

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    It's your choice. When you choose to accept the scholarship on your portal, it gives you either the option of picking one of the schools or undecided, and it says that the school you pick will send you an application.

    I picked "undecided," although I'm leaning really heavily towards NWP and have already been accepted there.

    And-
    1.haleym, MI-03 5/15/12, offer accepted to Marion Military Institute
    2.matthewmillr94, NY-01 5/15/12, offer accepted to Northwestern Preparatory School
    3.BlahuKahuna, OH-03 5/15/12, offer accepted, undecided
     
  9. DevilDog

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    Congratulations to all of you and thank you for choosing to serve your country. You are a credit to your generation.
     
  10. Matthewmillr94

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    To those interested -

    Mrs. D at NWP told me that there were 60 Falcon Foundation Scholarships awarded this year. She also told me that it was important that I DO NOT START THE CLASS OF 2017 AIR FORCE ACADEMY APPLICATION, since we get a separate application. If you open yours, it could screw things up in their system. However, it would be a good idea to contact our MOCs and any other nominating sources we are eligible for and let them know that we accepted a Falcon Foundation Scholarship in case the nomination process is different. Also, I'm sure that your individual prep school will have something similar to this but this is just a reference point for what you should bring if you are interested. Some of this stuff is specific to NWP, and I'm sure there are things specific to other prep schools as well. Regardless of it's significance to you, you can access NWP's recommendations for what to pack here: http://nwprepnews.net/page16/index.html
    I also found this link, outlining the history of the Falcon Foundation, very interesting. http://falconfoundation.org/history.htm
     
  11. haleym

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  12. BrianReed

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    Just a note on the packing list:

    Although not listed, DO bring your own water bottle. It'll prove to be a big-time life/time-saver. (Without your own you'll have to do the first several trail runs without a water bottle, plus all water bottles bought up there are identical so get lost/confused easily).

    Write your name on the labels for your sheets, pillow cases, and pillows. They will at some point get swapped around accidentally/as a prank.

    Bring running shoes with GOOD grips - when you do the shuttle run you don't want to be sliding around at the turns like me.

    You're allowed two blankets - one navy-blue. That'll be your 'official' blanket ie. the blanket you'll use to make the military-standard beds (with the 'smiley pillows', hospital corners, '12 inch - 6 inch' etc.). For your second blanket, get it of a color of your choice (you'll just fold it up and place it at the foot of your bed), and get a WARM blanket. During NOV and DEC the dorm rooms tend to get cold at night despite the heating systems.

    Bringing Underarmor underwear/tights will help a lot when running in the cold/snow.

    Get your Dictionary off Amazon.com.... You don't really use it too much, plus they've got stacks and stacks of them over in the English room. You can get awesome deals online rather than at a bookstore.

    DO bring your share of cold/headache medicines - there was an outbreak of the flu(?) last year, and a lot of people had to stay in the dorms. If they didn't bring anything, it's to your benefit, as fellow dorm mates, to give them something for it.

    I brought snoring earplugs - turned out to be a good investment in the end. For intensive days, getting your sleep is crucial.

    Get fairly sturdy/thick work gloves. You'll be doing various exercises in the mountains, and the sharp twigs/rocks will go straight through the flimsy ones.

    Cellphone - cell reception up there is pretty bad. T-mobile doesn't get any. Verizon seemed to get the most.

    Tupperware for goodies... if you're expecting a lot of care packages from home, do bring a lot of tupperware. Ants WILL (without exception over the four months) find any open food packages, bring along an entire army, and raid it. Gross.

    Bring plenty of paper. And I mean plenty. You'll use them up really quickly during English.

    Get a fairly sturdy ruler. I got a stainless-steel ruler and that seemed to do the trick. It's your lifeline in English and you do NOT want to snap it, like my buddy who was sitting next to me...

    Bring LOTS of coat hangars - the supplies at NWP were fairly limited, and with the small amount of place you're designated to put stuff on, you'll want to hang up all of your shirts/pants/ties/jackets.



    That's all I can come up with at the moment... if I think of anything else I'll post it up. Good luck to all of the future NWPers! :thumb:
     
  13. metroeagle

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    I also received a Falcon Scholarship this year. I have been accepted to the New Mexico Military Institute and think that is the one I will be going to. Anyone else going there or have anything to say about it.
     
  14. Matthewmillr94

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    Thanks for the information! Much appreciated.
     
  15. FromRVa15

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    I would definitely recommend New Mexico Military Institute. I just did my FF prep there and I have to say it has prepared me well. We usually have one of the smaller amount of FF preps there, so we are all really tight-knit. The instructors there are all really good, even though their personalities might suggest otherwise. For those of you undecided, I'd consider NMMI
     

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