Next AFROTC Board?

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  1. aglages

    aglages Parent

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    My daughter is in the process of applying for an AFROTC 4 year scholarship. She is currently a senior in high school and will be majoring in Nursing. My question(s) is this:
    Assuming that she sent in ALL the paperwork necessary tomorrow (Aug 21st), when is the earliest that she could receive an AFROTC scholarship approval? Is the process similar to the AROTC where they start considering applications as soon as they receive them and then board every month, or does the AFROTC not consider anyone until a certain date?

    We want to apply early enough to ensure she has the best chance of being accepted, but late enough to hear back from a few of her top college choices (late Dec for the early action applications).

    Thanks for any help or suggestions.
     
  2. afarldad

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    Per the FAQ on afrotc.com:

    Board results are scheduled to be released on or around the following dates:

    * Dec. 28 2009
    * Feb.15 2010
    * Mar. 14 2010
    * April 18 2010

    AFROTC scholarships aren't assigned to a specific school, just a major. It shouldn't cause any conflicts with your daughter's EA applications. My son ended up attending a school that wasn't originally one of his top five choices and wasn't listed on his application. You have until May (if I remember correctly) to accept the scholarship offer.
     
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  3. aglages

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    Thank you very much for the information. Just to make sure I understand correctly:
    We (she) should get her application in as soon as possible to ensure that all the paperwork is correct (and to maximize her chances) before the first board meets, which presumably will be before Dec. 28 2009 if that is when the results are to be released.

    I'm surprised about the May date for accepting an AFROTC scholarship. I'd always heard 30 days from notification of the award.
     
  4. Pima

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    I believe the actual first Board will occur in Nov. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for the board to release their results. Contact your ALO for when you need it in by to meet the 1st board.

    The reason for the May deadline date is because many AFROTC candidates also apply for the AFA, thus, they might not know until April.
     
  5. aglages

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    Thanks everyone for the information and responses. I have another question that hopefully someone has some insight into: the following information is on the AFROTC site and I was wondering if anyone has seen or experienced this process?

    "Premed, Nursing and Other Medical-Related Majors

    If you are applying for one of these majors, you will compete for a nontechnical scholarship. Be advised that if you receive and activate a scholarship in one of these majors, you are not guaranteed that specialty upon commissioning. After you complete your freshman, sophomore or junior year, you must compete on the prehealth, nursing or biomedical science corps designation boards to receive the Air Force designator for that specialty. The designator guarantees you will enter that specialty upon commissioning. If you are not selected on one of these boards, you will retain your scholarship, but you will enter the Air Force as a line officer upon being commissioned and be accessed into a specialty based on the needs of the Air Force."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this sounds as though you could conceivably have good grades and three years into a Nursing program find out that the Air Force is not going to need any additional nurses. Then what? Continue on with the 4th year of a BSN program, graduate and manage a motor pool (no disrespect intended to motor pool officers)?
     
  6. Pima

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    Yes, but there has always been a shortage of nurses. so don't read to deep into it, think of it like a disclaimer.:wink:
     
  7. aglages

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    I agree. Just curious as to what the Air Force has in mind with this disclaimer. A BSN graduate still needs to pass their NCLEX test to become an RN. With the GPA requirements to maintain their scholarships and the licensing testing before becoming RNs, I wonder what this Air Force Designation Board is actually considering or protecting.

    Thanks again for all your help.
     
  8. Pima

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    The easy answer is to move them into health management or maybe something like Randolph where they are in charge of assignments. In other words a desk assignment
     

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