AFROTC November board scholarship announcements

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  1. Billberna

    Billberna Member

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    For those of us who made the November board deadline, I think this is the big week to find out if we get scholarships. At least that's what our portal says.

    *biting nails* :eek3:
     
  2. justdoit19

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    Good luck! I understand the excitement!!
     
  3. chase93

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    Where on the portal do you see that we will find out this week ?
     
  4. Billberna

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    On a Windows computer, after logging into the AFROTC HSSP portal, it is in the lower right corner in the box labeled "Scholarship Application Status".
     
  5. chase93

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    I didn't see a date in that box on the portal when I logged in. Hopefully we will hear something this week though
    Good luck to you!
     
  6. Billberna

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    Do you see anything at all in that box? Ours says:

    Welcome______, your scholarship application status is "Eligible".Your AFROTC Scholarship interview has been recieved (sic) and processed. Your application will meet the next available selection board, scheduled November 6. Results will be released on or about November 15. You can check back here to view the results. We will also mail you a notification letter explaining whether or not you've been offered a scholarship.
     
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  7. chase93

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    Thank you for the great information ! My DD was offered a type 7 scholarship on the early board but she has decided to apply to some out-of-state schools so she declined it and was told that her application would be reboarded. The only thing it says in the box on her portal is "reboarded" and she got a email saying she would meet the November board. It's good to have the information about the results release date .
    Again, good luck to you!
     
  8. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    Every year they re-tweak the system, consider herself lucky. In years past if she declined the scholarship it was over and done with, there was no-reboard option once you said no thanks to their offer. You do realize that she could convert the 4 yr type 7 to a 3 yr type 2 and use it for her OOS schools. Granted she would have to pay freshmen yr.
    ~ Which brings up the other point many old posters like myself or Kinnem will tell others...be very careful and think long and hard before accepting the scholarship if you MUST have it to attend that school. AFROTC has never had 100% commission rate from the day the cadet starts school to graduation/commissioning day. This is why they offer that freebie year. They know many kids will find that it is not a match for them once they are in the program.

    Additionally for AFROTC you have 2 more aspects that need to be considered.
    1. Many candidates will place STEM majors as their intended degree with hopes to increase their chances of garnering a scholarship since 80-85% go to STEM, and for type 1 and 2, it is even a higher % (95% of type 1 are STEM, whereas for type 7 it lowers to @75%) The problem is they get to the school and realize that they hate those classes, but love the non-tech class and would like to change majors. To do so they need approval from HQ AFROTC, which is usually a NO! That means they either stay in a major they hate and maybe doing poorly or give up the scholarship.
    2. Although the ADAF is short on personnel, you cannot predict what will be the numbers they need in 5 yrs from now when they go ADAF. However, the ADAF MPC can and will predict those numbers. They will know that number by the time the cadet is an AS200. This is a critical yr because they must be selected for SFT aka LEAD. If not selected than chances are they will be dis-enrolled. For the last several years it has been close to overall rate of 93%, but if you go back5 yrs ago it was @55%. it actually went 58% 1 yr, 90% the following and 55% the yr after that and back up to 90+% from there on. The reason why impo was although the numbers for the ADAF did not change, the amount of cadets in AFROTC had grown dramatically.
    ~ The SFT selection board does not care or knows if the cadet is on a scholarship or not when it comes to selection. It is what ADAF calls "masked" . There are no extra points for a scholarship cadet compared to a non-scholarship cadet.

    I am not trying to be Debbie Downer, just saying that if the scholarship is needed for financial purposes than it would be prudent to think about possible factors that may become a reality in the future.

    Good luck.
     
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  9. Billberna

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    Pima, that is sobering information. We had no idea that the numbers fluctuated so much. We heard that the percentage was high (recently) and thought it was a non-issue. You make a good point. Nothing is ever guaranteed. :confused1:
     
  10. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    I highly doubt it will go back to the mid 50s due to the manpower shortage, but you just don't know what they will do since they also have USAFA and OCS to churn out officers.

    In the end remember that statistically only about 18% of all cadets are on scholarship. They are the minority, not the majority. Many will also earn scholarships via the ICSP program once in AFROTC. Some here entered with no AFROTC scholarship, but obtained one their freshmen yr and were able to activate it for their spring semester.
     
  11. justdoit19

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    DS just found out he was awarded a type 2, 4 year. Its in an email, not on his portal yet, so check your emails!