What is the Foundation

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by DevilDog, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. DevilDog

    DevilDog Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    47
    I have seen this term on a few posts but do not know what it is. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    4,628
    Likes Received:
    5
  3. DevilDog

    DevilDog Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    47
  4. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,826
    Likes Received:
    2
    West Point also has a scholarship program through the Association of Graduates.

    There are some differences between academies but generally they all work the same way -
    Candidates who are not offered appointments for whatever reason - (could be academics, low SAT's, little athletics) are selected by admissions to receive a scholarship from the Foundation or AOG to attend a prep program for one year.

    The Foundation or AOG either selects the school or gives you a list of schools from which to choose. The candidate re-applies and if they are successful in the prep program then they are offered an appointment.

    It is an excellent opportunity for many candidates. The admissions office basically holds your spot for the next class and it is yours "to lose".
     
  5. AFD013

    AFD013 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    The foundation prep programs are a great opportunity for an applicant to gain a year of academic improvement, maturity, and military college experience before entering the Academy.
     
  6. rotcapplicant

    rotcapplicant Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wish I had knowledge of the program beforehand....I am a senior in HS now and am trying to get a 4 year ROTC schoalrship...

    I longed to go to a military academy :(
     
  7. Mom1315

    Mom1315 Parent

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    3
    apply for it for next year....there is an option, go rotc for one year and then apply
     
  8. JerryB76

    JerryB76 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are also prep schools to help you get into a service academy. There are several that are at the junior college level and at least one (Greystone Prep in Kerrville, Texas) which is at a four year college. Greystone has a video on youtube and a pretty good website.
     

Share This Page