What are my chance for getting an AFROTC Scholorship

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  1. maxib7

    maxib7 Member

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    Hello everyone! I just saw this forum and signed up. So far it looks pretty cool, but what I wanted to ask was are my chances of getting type 7, 2, or 1 scholorship for the Air Force ROTC program.

    So its my junior year of high school and my final gpa at the end of the year will be around a 3.74 un-weighted. I'm taking the ACT for the second time next month and hopefully going to get around a 30.
    Throughout my high school career I've been involved in Soccer, Football, Track, Robotics team, Key club, Latin club, Freshman council. I am also the founder, president, and teacher of the Computer Science club and next year I'll be joining Interact club, Spirit club, and possibly academic team (I've been meaning to join them for a while I just never got around to it). I'm in all honors classes and and will be taking AP Calculus, AP Physics, and AP Chemistry next year. (would've been a valedictorian if it weren't for damn Biology and Latin 2). I've taken Latin 1-3 and will possibly be taking 4 next year idk. The only other AP class my school offers is English and I wasn't good enough to get in (there's only like 10 girls and 3 guys in there). I will be majoring in either Computer Science or Computer Software Engineering (most likely Computer Science) If anyone needs more info I'll be happy to give them. Oh... also idk if this really matters but I live in Ohio and am a white male.

    Thanks! I'm just really nervous about not getting the scholorship
     
  2. Pima

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    Please understand some key aspects regarding the scholarship.

    1. SAT and ACT are best sittings. They do not super score.
    2. They will request a school profile. In that profile. The GC will tell them what the grading scale is (7 or 10 point).% that go Ivy, 4 year CC or work force. How many APs offered and % that take these classes, along with prereqs to take APs.
    3. They only look at Your academics and ECs through your junior year. They will accept new SAT and ACTs.
    4. Your intended major matters. Some computer degrees are considered STEM, but not all, so double check that both of them are STEM. 80% of all scholarships go to STEM.

    I will not chance you because nobody here knows what the pool will look like next year. Nationally only 16-18% receive scholarships. Historically they give out less than 1000 scholarships. 5% get a Type 1. 15% get type 2.

    Apply because you have 0% if you don't.
     
  3. maxib7

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    Thanks for the info! and I just checked here. http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/schools My major is considered a technical major

    Also I'm curious if my credentials are similar to anyone's who have gotten the scholarship before. I really appreciate the information you gave Pima. I didn't know quite of few things in there. I'm still nervous if I even have a good chance to get it. There is no doubt in my mind that I will apply just hoping for something to ease my mind. Also does anyone have any advice for me? I hope I'm not being to obnoxious by asking so many questions
     
  4. Pima

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    Nobody can answer that. Is a 3.7 and 30 ACT best sitting competitive? Yes, in years past that would be a type 7 maybe a 2. Next year who knows? Also, nobody knows when they look at the school profile if your cgpa will go up or down.

    If you need this scholarship to attend your dream college, understand it is what I call a 2 + 2. You will be guaranteed for the first two years. As a sophomore you will compete for an SFT(Summer Field Training) slot. The board does not know which cadet is on scholarship and which is not (in AF terms...it is masked). Selection rate wass @ 55% last year. If not selected they can disenroll you.

    These are just things to think about as you prepare your applications next fall.
     
  5. EDelahanty

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    Welcome to SAF and best wishes in your pursuit of an AFROTC scholarship.

    For the sake of your own privacy, it would probably be better not to use your real name. Seeing that you just established your account today, perhaps the administrators can assist you in re-establishing your SAF nom de plume.
     
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  6. Pima

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    Edelahanty has a very good point about your moniker.
     
  7. maxib7

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    Thank you Pima for the info and I suppose I it would be good to change my name. I'm usually upfront and don't like hiding things so I just use my name on most things.
     

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