First 2011 AFROTC board

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  1. aglages

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    The 2011 Air Force ROTC application is now available and the instructions contain the following sentence:
    "The scholarship selection boards meet December, January, February, and March, so submit your data as early as possible."

    Looks like only four boards for the 2011 applicants.

    Good luck everyone!:thumb:
     
  2. Pima

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    Good luck everyone, and remember if you are only applying for ROTC, you are also going up against AFA candidates too, because AFROTC scholarship is their Plan B. Make that resume very strong!

    This will be the first of many boards you will meet within your AF life, and also as a cadet. You will meet a board for summer training selection and then again for your career assignment before you are finished with your jr yr at college. You can't fall into the fallacy of I have a scholarship and I am now safe.
     
  3. aglages

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    Just heard from the AFROTC Detachment at my son's 1st choice civilian college. They are not going to begin AFROTC interviews until about September/October 2010. Unfortunately this may be a more competitive year than last year. Just speculating.....
     
  4. tallbutshort

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    Question 60 of the AFROTC application says, "Have you applied to a military service academy?" I'm not quite sure what to put. I've submitted precandidate questionnaires, but I haven't actually applied yet since the real application isn't open. Are they referring to applied in previous years or are applying this year?
     
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    My son checked yes even though he (like you) has only filled out the precandidate questionnaires. I think they are asking for your intent for 2011.
     
  6. Pima

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    Exactly. Even though you see it as only filling out the PCQ you have started the application process, thus you say yes.

    The reason it says applied, is because most people do not start this process this early. Many will start in the summer and apply for a ROTC scholarship as their plan B if they don't make the SA's.
     
  7. aglages

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    I am guessing the Air Force is expecting to award even fewer scholarships this year than last and thus will need fewer boards to accomplish the selection process. If it is tougher than last year an applicant might have a better chance at being accepted into the AFA (providing s/he completes the entire process) than receiving a four year AFROTC scholarship.

    Just a FYI for those interested. Unlike the Air Force, the NROTC is planning an August board and has already contacted my son about finishing up his application. They sent an email to him today informing him that they want everything completed (including interview) by June 30th.....latest. That is just about the soonest they can expect a final (junior year) transcript from our high school.
     
  8. tallbutshort

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    Great, thanks for clarifying.
     
  9. Pima

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    I am sure they do expect to award less scholarships, however, that does not correlate with needing less boards because one key element is missing in that assumption...the amount of people applying. They will probably have the same number or maybe even more, due to the economy, which means they will review more at each board.

    I would assume the reason why they have reduced the boards to a lower number is going to go hand in hand with longer review boards. For example, last yr they had more boards, thus the board met for one day and reviewed X amt per board. Now they will have more candidates that will need to be reviewed in a shorter period, so they will probably have a 2 day board instead to get through the number they deem necessary to get through.

    The key for every applicant is to remember there is a limited pot of money, this is wise it is best to meet the earliest board possible. If you are applying for the AFA, the difference there is that you have a longer time to submit your application, since nobody can get an apptmt from your MOC slate until EVERYONE on the slate has been reviewed and given a WCS
     

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