Scholarships

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  1. Lifeisgood

    Lifeisgood Member

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    Does anyone know how the AFA handles scholarships a cadet receives from other sources such as a parents place of employment. For example, he or she receives $1000 per year for 4 years.
     
  2. Packerfan735

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    the class of 2013 scholarship is worth $403,000 (as it states on the notification of appointment)

    http://academyadmissions.com/intro/faq/#gen10

    19. What is the total USAFA scholarship worth?
    The scholarship that every cadet receives upon accepting an appointment to USAFA is worth approximately $403,353. This amount includes the costs required for cadet monthly pay, tuition, books, room and board, food, summer program, flying programs, dorm cleaning services, and operation and management of all the cadet area facilities.
     
  3. kt.gipson@gmail.com

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    If you go to AFA, you have no need for any other scholarships, so any extras you have are useless I think. I'm not sure if you would get that money in pocket.
     
  4. Packerfan735

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    ohhh... misread that one... i thought you asked how much the scholarship was worth.. im sorry.. yes with the academy everything is absolutely free (actually your payment is 8 years service).. the only thing other scholarships are used for is that persons scholarship total and recognition for honors day at school ect... no use at the academy..
     
  5. air_power

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    I would look at the fine print of those scholarships, as many of them give cash for attending an "accredited college or university", which the AFA is...

    It would be interesting to learn if what I just typed is true and that you could get that scholarship money...
     
  6. Packerfan735

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    it wouldn't hurt... but even if it is an accredited college, that money usually has to go towards a tuition, which the afa doesn't have.. if you can get it in cash, that would be the way to go... some scholarships let the user buy things to use at college i.e. laptop (which you dont need) or books... i would use the money for things like a printer or camera
     
  7. air_power

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    I agree with Packer. If you do get the money, it would be nice to get some good equipment ( camera, printer, tennis raquet) that will still help you at the school, so pursue that money if you can use it.
     
  8. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    They are right, many scholarships are given as cash/check. Many aren't, though.
    Remember, the first two years you'll have pay deducted for uniforms, laptop, etc.
     
  9. SemperExcelsius

    SemperExcelsius USAFA Cadet

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    In the Instructions to Appointees packet states the following regarding scholarships.

    Thats a mouthful... Hope that answered your question.
     
  10. Stealth_81

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    Lifeisgood,

    My son was in the same situation. He received a scholarship from my employer worth $1000 per year for the 4 years. The scholarship was not limited to what it could be used for. The company that administers the scholarship makes the check out each semester to the Air Force Academy. My son takes the check to the admissions office, and it is used to pay down his loan. Now that his loan is paid, the money goes into his pay account. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

    Stealth_81
     
  11. fencersmother

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    My sons got a couple cash scholarships and they will be given to them in check form this spring (they had to have a year of college under their belts to receive them). They are looking forward to a little extra cash. Don't forget, for some scholarships, you have to declare them as income on your taxes. Nice, huh?
     
  12. Lifeisgood

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    Stealth, That is great news. I thought maybe you would know.
     

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