2018 - 2019 AFROTC Scholarship Boards?

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  1. RobertGDog

    RobertGDog New Member

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    Hello,
    Just curious if anyone knows when the AFROTC scholarship boards for this year will be? Specifically the first one? When should my DS have everything completed and submitted in order to be involved in the first board selection?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Waltham88

    Waltham88 Member

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    You will get an email once your application is submitted. I just submitted mine, so I will copy the dates of the boards and expected release dates below.


    The next boards and release dates are
    Scheduled Board Dates Expected Release Dates

    2018-09-24 - 2018-09-28 2018-10-12

    2018-12-10 - 2018-12-14 2019-12-23

    2019-02-11 - 2019-02-15 2019-03-01

    2019-03-04 - 2019-03-14 2019-03-22

    2019-03-18 - 2019-03-22 2019-04-05
     
  3. RobertGDog

    RobertGDog New Member

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    Thank you, Waltham88. Did you also already complete your interview? If so, how did you set that up?
     
  4. mintyicedtea

    mintyicedtea Member

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    Is the first board still scheduled for 9/24? What's the latest to submit for this board?
     
  5. BBQ-Devil

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    DS has his interview on 9/20. I wonder if he will make the first board?
     
  6. Amber#1999

    Amber#1999 New Member

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    I'm getting ready for my AFROTC Scholarship interview already completed the online paperwork. Will it be only questions or will they go over anything else? I heard they took out the AF Form 2030 drug policy form. And they no longer discuss that at the interview and that is only on line. Is this true? I'm honest just prefer to do it on line verse face to face.
     
  7. Waltham88

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    I had my interview about a month ago, so I can only speak to my own experience. I was basically asked questions about leadership activities I had had in high school and what I wanted to do in the Air Force. The drug policy was briefly mentioned, but no question materialized out of it for me. Also, if your interview was on 9/20, it is unlikely that you will make the first board, but depending on how fast your interviewer uploaded his notes, you may be eligible for the first board which is from 9/24-9/28.
     
  8. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    If things have not changed from the past, I believe the completed packet would have had to be at Maxwell the Friday prior to this board.

    That being said, it is important to understand the system if it is still the same. The board will meet for those 4 days. It is a room filled with officers at tables in a group. They are handed a pile of applicants. They will ALL score them, it is not just one person.

    Now, here is the thing. It is a queue system. They will meet for X amount of hours, and if they don't get through all of them, than the remaining applicants will go to the top of the pile to be reviewed at the next board. There could be 1K applicants and they get through all of them, or there could be 2K, and only got through 1750. Nobody knows the pool size that this board will be reviewing.
    ~ They will email you and tell you when the results are released. it will come in 1 of 4 ways.
    ~~ Congrats, you have been awarded a type...
    ~~ At this time we were unable to determine.... you will be re-boarded.
    ~~ Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer you a scholarship...no mention of re-boarding
    ~~ Your package was not reviewed and will be during the next board selection.

    ALSO, please, please, please trust me when I say this one thing. You do not need to start threads of has anybody heard yet from the Sept. board? This site will light up like a Xmas tree when the 1st poster here gets that email, good or bad. Don't believe do a quick search on this forum.

    Finally, my last pieces of advice. IF you get that scholarship, be smart.
    1. Don't stop working out.
    ~ To activate your scholarship you will need to pass the PFA. The PFA will be administered within the 1st week of school. I have seen too many posters where the candidate did well on the PFA for the scholarship, but busted it once at college. Some of them due to form, some because once they submitted the PFA, they stopped practicing.
    2. Don't take risks.
    ~ Yrs ago there was a scholarship recipient on this site that during a snow storm thought it would be fun to hook an inner tube to the back of a truck and ride through the snow. Needless to say it resulted in broken bones, surgical pins and a new DoDMERB review since their medical history changed.
    ~ Not saying don't play sports, just saying, think about it 1st.
    3. Don't be stupid
    ~ Fail a class because of senioritis they can revoke the scholarship
    ~ Prom night is fun, but it is not a FREE PASS. IOWS, getting pulled over by the police and ticketed with a court date for speeding bc you are running late is not smart.
    ~ CLEAN up your social media. Most if not all ROTC dets. have their own FB page. You join it, and they see your entire profile/history including pix. Kids your age think people my age are not internet savvy, but we know the backdoors when it comes to social media, mainly bc we have kids your age and we can see what they are doing without ever asking them. Trust me they are not dumb. That HS graduation party where you were standing next to a keg and a friend took a pic/tagged you on FB will be found. Not saying you were imbibing, just saying is that the 1st optical you want the det to see as a new cadet?
     
  9. mintyicedtea

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    How long after the boards meet do applicants usually start hearing back?
     
  10. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    It varies. It can be 2 weeks, or more. Currently as stated earlier they expect to drop the results on Oct. 12th, Don't expect them to drop earlier than their announced date, but be ready for it to be pushed back. It happens usually at least 1x a yr. for different reasons.
     
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  11. Challenge9999

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    did your package make the September board?
     
  12. Challenge9999

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    Is
    is there anyway to determine what number an application is in the que!
     
  13. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    Not that I know of when it comes to the queue. However, you should receive some notification from HQ, most likely an email, akin to boarded, no answer, or not boarded.

    HQ AFROTC tweaks every yr. I have seen over the yrs where the board, would roll over those on the cusp to the next board. I have seen where those not picked up on the 1st board, even if on the cusp, would be placed into a pool for the very last slate in March and not reviewed again until that last board.
     
  14. claynjen1

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    DS had his interview last week and was told he would be looked at on every board. He was also told he could use the AFROTC interview as his ALO interview for the Academy as long as the other interviewer agreed. He chose not to do that, but it was something we hadn't heard of before. Now we wait!
     
  15. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    Our DS did not do an AFROTC interview per se. His ALO for USAFA submitted his AFROTC interview scores, I don't recall the ALO asking the AFROTC side, but than again, our ALO was very proactive. I believe his interview for USAFA was submitted by mid September along with AFROTC interview. So it might have been that by the time he was far enough down the pipeline process for AFROTC to get notified to schedule an interview, the box had already been marked as completed.