Type of AFROTC Scholarship for PolySci?

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  1. g_warren2022

    g_warren2022 "Greater love hath no man than this..." John 15:13

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    Hello all,

    So in considering a career in the Air Force, I've entertained the notion of trying to become a Special Tactics Officer. I am also very interested in government and politics, and have even thought about going into government if I don't serve in the military until retirement. Because of this, I've thought about trying to major in political science with a minor in language such as Arabic. However, when it comes to AFROTC scholarships, I know science-related majors are encouraged. Is it still plausible to recieve a scholarship if I want to major in a non-science? Thank you!
     
  2. Pima

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    My DS was a type 2 recipient as a govt major so it does happen. However, only about 15-20% of all of the scholarships go to non-tech major and the bulk of them are type 7.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    For what it's worth, NROTC Marine option and Army ROTC don't focus on choice of major for scholarship evaluation.

    You may wish to cast a wider net.
     
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    I was thinking the exact same thing as you a year ago. After visiting a few AFROTC detachments and having one of the Lts say to me "This isn't the Marines, we don't PT very hard". I was done. I decided the Army was a much better route for wanting to be a political science major and wanting to be in a combat career field. So now I am applying AROTC and West Point. I am very happy with my decision.
     
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    g_warren2022 "Greater love hath no man than this..." John 15:13

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    Very cool, I may see you at the Point of you end up class of '21 or '22. Good luck!

    P.S. Where are you looking for ROTC?
     
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    I'm looking at University of Maryland,
    George Mason, JMU, UCF, USF, and Syracuse University. Would prefer one near DC due to the benefits that offers to a political science degree but I am happy with my options.
     
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    I actually do AFROTC at UCF, but I can confirm that the Army program here is fantastic...very big unit, lots of opportunity, and tons of PT/tactical type training. You'd like it.
     
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    MyDS commissioned out of Det 330. He was in the Scholars program for Govt and Politics at UMDCP. Interned on the Hill for a Sen.during his soph year.
     

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