Falcon Foundation Scholarship

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by Augustus, May 16, 2011.

  1. Augustus

    Augustus Member

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    I was awarded the FF scholarship, but little did I know they gave more out then the number of actual spots they give. So, I sent my choice of Prep School into the USAFA this morning. Then, I called them and found out that I have been put on a waiting list because all of the 100 spots have been taken up.

    What are the chances that 3 of those spots will be given up? (I am third on the waiting list) :frown:
     
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  2. Mongo

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    I'm not sure how AFA works but at USNA the Board and Admissions only recommends prep school. Then the alumni foundation actually approves it and offers a scholarship based on availability. So, if AFA does the same, you probably only received a letter of recommendation. However, if you did indeed receive an actual award last Friday as you stated in another thread, not a recommendation, and you returned the paperwork on schedule, I think you have a serious issue with the academy. They have treated you shabbily. Call your ALO. Maybe its time to scream and yell (figuratively speaking, of course).

    In answer to your question, 3rd on the waiting list is not a bad place to be. Historically, private prep programs have the lowest acceptance rates of all the acquisition sources. And also probably the highest rate of those changing their minds after accepting.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Augustus

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    Thanks Mongo

    I do believe I was awarded a $5,000 scholarship to any of the five schools that I would like to attend, but not quite sure on whether or not I would be awarded it automatically after receiving the letter or if the Board still has to approve of it. I guess all I can do now is pray that three of those spots are given up.
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    I think it would be prudent to call admissions or your ALO and get an explanation.
    If you get the letter on a Friday and call on Monday to find they are all filled - that seems a little out of place to me. On someone's end there is a communication issue.

    In any case - please let your ALO and admissions officer at the Academy that you want this scholarship and will accept it!
     
  5. ski_addict29

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    what exactly are foundation scholarships?
     
  6. Just_A_Mom

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    Foundation or AOG (association of graduates) scholarship are offered by the Alumni of each of the big three service academies - USMA, USNA and USAFA.

    The Alumni love to give back to their school - they recognize that there may be some kids out there with potential to be a good officer but are not offered admission (for a variety of reasons). They work with admission to choose a number of candidates from each class to receive the scholarship for a year of prep.
    Typically the admissions officer chooses candidates and they are approved by the foundation or AOG.
    They attend a year of prep at a school specified by the Academy and the Foundation or AOG. The academy basically holds a slot for them in the next class and they are offered an appointment if they are medically, physically and scholastically qualified.

    The scholarships and the available schools differ by academy - but the concept is the same.
     
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    oooo that makes sense! thanks for clearing that up!
     

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