How do my chances look...

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  1. zak09115

    zak09115 Member

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    94% unwieghted GPA with 5 AP classes
    Vice President of Model UN
    Student Ambassador
    About 200 Hours of volunteering
    National Honor Society
    Senior Senate

    Chances for a full AFROTC scholarship?
     
  2. aglages

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    I plan to major in physics.
    I haven't had my interview yet.
     
  4. aglages

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    Physics is a Technical Field major so that is definitely in your favor. The Air Force says they only give 5% Type 1 (Full tuition) scholarships and most are in the Technical Fields. When is the deadline for your interview to be completed and submitted?
     
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    the deadline is january 9th. I sending the last part of my app in tomorrow, the short answer questions. Should I send two copies of it to them just in case one is lost or something?
     
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    How about certified / return receipt requested? Why did you decide to wait so late?
     
  7. magtalas192

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    Hmmm.
    Just by looking at your academics and credentials you look good to me.
    But thats just my opinion. I only got a type 2 scholarship (20% of applicants who apply recieve it) but my scores werent nearly as competitive as yours.

    ACT
    math 25
    english 25
    reading 25
    science 23
    comp 25

    best of luck to you.
     
  8. aglages

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    But you applied to the Air Force Academy. That seems to be an advantage.
     
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    I know I waited too long. I just recently decided to apply to afrotc. I was going all or nothing on the academy and now I want to have a back up just in case. Thank you for your help
     
  10. Pima

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    Your stats look strong for at least Type 2, Type 1 at this late of date is more dicey. The problem you are facing is that the AFROTC Scholarship has limited dollars, and typically you stand better chances when the pot is full (back in Oct) than in Jan. when a large chunk is gone.

    You have very strong stats, easily eligible for AFA depending on the other parts (CFA, recs, etc) which will place you in another pile. Additionally, you are going technical, so type 1 would appear to be in your reach.

    It is true that only 20% of type 2 are awarded, and if I recall correctly 95% are to technical. The problem with Type 2 comes down to only paying for IS and capped at a particular amount, which translates into many cadets transferring it into a Type 7. I.E. if your IS charges 9100, and does not waiver that 100, you are not able to use the scholarship. The AF will not allow you to make up the difference. ALL or NOTHING is what you get!

    Mag congrats to you for getting the Type 2. What else was on your application?
     
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    This is not correct.....you have it reversed.
    http://afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/scholarship-types/
     
  12. Pima

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    My bad...I always get them reversed.
     
  13. Marauder98

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    I am a bit confused on the description of the part 7. Can someone help me out with:

    "Pays college tuition up to the equivalent of the in-state rate and $900 per year for books."?

    If one were to go to an in state school would the scholarship pay for everything? I don't know what it means by in-state rate.
     
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    I don't know how current the following is, but it does offer a slightly better explanation:

    "Type 7 – pays full college tuition, fees and $600 (currently $900) per year for books, but the student MUST attend a college/university where the tuition is less than $9,000 per year, OR a public college/university in which the student qualifies for the in-state tuition rate.

    If a student receives a Type-7 offer but wishes to attend a college/university where they do not qualify under the guidelines above, the student can convert the 4-Year Type-7 scholarship to a 3-Year Type-2 scholarship. You cannot activate a Type-7 scholarship at a non-qualifying school and pay the difference. "
    http://www.military.com/ROTC/1,15281,afrotc_scholarships,,00.html
    http://www.rotc.com/air-force-rotc-scholarships/

    Colleges that are supported (either fully or partially) by state tax dollars usually have two different tuition rates:
    One for residents of the state (IS - in-state rate) and one for residents of other states (OOS - out-of-state)...which is often 2 to 3 times higher. Private colleges charge the same to both IS and OOS students and would have to charge less than $9000 for you to use your type 7 scholarship.....at least that is MY understanding. Good Luck.
     
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    So a South Carolinian could be completely covered by a type 7 scholarship at a college like The Citadel?

    That's what it sounds like to me at least. Correct me if you think I'm wrong.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes - If you are a SC resident and The Citadel meets the definition of "a public college/university in which the student qualifies for the in-state tuition rate", then your full in-state tuition at The Citadel should be covered by a Type 7.

    Why not just call the AFROTC office at The Citadel and confirm with them? That's what I did at one of my daughter's in-state choices. Although the tuition was 18K they confirmed a Type 7 would cover it as long as she was an in-state student.

    In addition the Citadel seems to offer some more ROTC perks:

    THE CITADEL, SC
    843-953-5005

    "There is a full supplemental grant available for four-year scholarship recipients that qualify for in-state tuition. A $3500 supplemental grant to all other three- or four-year scholarship recipients for each year the scholarship is in effect. Three-year recipients will have room fee waived for their freshman year."
    http://afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/subsidy-list/?state=SC

    Good Luck.
     
  17. Marauder98

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    I've been really spacey today with school starting and not getting much sleep over the weekend. I didn't think about it very much at all, :rolleyes:. I just used the live chat on the Air Force website to see what the operator would say. He said the type 7 scholarship was capped at $15,000. He may not have fully understood me, but that's as good of an explanation as I needed. If I were to receive a type 7, not only would I have very little left to pay but I would then have scholarships I already acquired to cover the rest. In addition to the grant you posted, I'd be completely covered.

    Now I just have to get a reply from someone in the Air Force as to if my interview was ever submitted.

    Thanks a lot aglages, you've been a big help!
     

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