Feedback for my AFROTC Scholarship Application

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  1. JerNN

    JerNN New Member

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    Hello, I was just seeking any advice/comments concerning my application to the AFROTC Scholarship program. Any ideas of what scholarship type I may or may not receive would be wonderful. Thank you!

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    GPA: 3.72 (unweighted out of 4.0), 4.21 (full 9th-11th grade weighted), 8 total APs by the end of this year (passed 4 AP exams so far), 6 honors courses.
    SAT: 2030 (650-M, 640-CR, 740-W)
    PFA: 52 Push-ups, 53 Crunches, 10:35 1.5 Mile-Run
    Volunteer Work: 400+ hours at local recreation center, service as a coach and general staff member. Head coach to many youth teams over the past 2-3 years.
    Work Experience: Two summer jobs.
    Athletics (weakest part for me, in my opinion): Recreation and Club sports year-round, every year in high school. No varsity sanctioned sports, but I have competed with numerous varsity teams throughout my club career.
    Intended Major: Physics, Computer Science.

    Once again, any predictions or advice regarding my application is greatly appreciated, thanks!
     
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  2. Pima

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    Nobody here sits on the boards and this is why many posters will steer clear of chancing any poster. What you can do is look at the stats and see how you stack.

    Type 1 is only 5% of all scholarships awarded, or about 50 nation wide. The avg SAT for this type is above 1300.

    Type 2 is @15% of the scholarships or @135 nationwide. The avg SAT is @1300.

    Type 7 is the remaining or @700 nationwide. The avg SAT is @1290.

    As you can see from your scores you are at the Type 7 level.

    The thing is there are too many variables left in the equation that the board uses to score your WCS. Your ECs, Interview recommendation, and class rank. Those can move you up to a 1 or 2, or it can move you to an At this time we are sorry....letter.

    Many believe that the cgpa they post is the one they use for boarding. For some it will be for others they can see it rise or fall. The reason why is there are over 2000 hs in the nation. Some use a ten point scale, some use a 7 point. Some will give a 90 a 4.0 because it is an A, others will give it a 3.6. Thus, HQ will use their own algorithm so every candidate has the same grading scale.

    They will also look at the school profile. This tells them the rigor of your curriculum and the school on a whole. IE if 25% of all graduates go Ivy and your class rank is top 15% you are sitting better than if 0% go Ivy and your rank is 25%.

    I think what is going to hurt you is the EC section. You have no official sports, and although you do coach you also don't have leadership in your packet, such as NHS treasurer or FBLA secretary, etc. We just don't know how many points they will award you, combined with the interview, which is 40% of the score.

    Remember on a whole statistically only16% of those boarded will be awarded a scholarship. It is very competitive. If you need the scholarship to attend college, also realize that the scholarship is what many will call a 2+2. It is guaranteed for the first two years and if you are selected for Summer Field Training (SFT) as a sophomore than they will extend it for two more years. Last years selection rate for SFT was 55%. They do not place the scholarship into the selection. it is what the military calls masked. In other words the SFT board does not know which cadet is on scholarship and which cadet is not.

    Good luck.

    PS. Also realize AFROTC does not include anything from your senior year, except new SAT or ACT scores. Whatever you ended with at the end of your junior year is all they will look at, this includes any ECs too. For your packet it would mean they only see the 4 APs.
     
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  3. JerNN

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    Thank you very much for your feedback. As it seems, there isnt really much I can do but just wait for further results and retake my last tests in December. Thank you Pima!
     
  4. Pima

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    You are right, there is nothing you can do except to take another SAT or ACT or both. Just move forward and know you did your best.
     

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