My DS met the AFROTC Board on March 7 and this morning received the following email: We appreciated the opportunity to consider your application for an Air Force ROTC scholarship. Although your application was competitive, you were not selected for a scholarship at this time. We will continue to evaluate your application on our scholarship selection board which will convene 28 March through 1 April 2016. You will be notified of the board results 2 weeks afterwards. We know you must be interested in knowing why you were not selected on this most recent board. While it isn't possible to provide a personalized analysis to each applicant, we can tell you the selection process is highly competitive and focuses on four areas: demonstrated leadership and officer potential, personal assessment, academics, and academic major choices. Extracurricular activities, which indicate leadership and officer potential, are strongly evaluated. Scholarship awards are based on your overall board ranking and your academic major choices which best meet Air Force mission requirements We know this letter brings disappointing news, but you are still in the running for a scholarship offer. My professional staff is ready to help you through this process. If you or your parents have any questions, please feel free to email your scholarship technician at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 866/423-7682 x2 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Our sincere best wishes to you for success on the next board selection. Sincerely, JAMES C. PARSONS, Col, USAF Registrar, AFROTC Has anyone else received this email in this or previous years? Obviously this is better than an outright rejection letter, but are the odds fairly slim on a selection now? Any information on odds or chances of an acceptance ie. percentage of reboarded candidates that get offers? He is still waiting for response to the USNA and USCGA, I think he has a good shot at both and he has been accepted to the back up universities if he does not get in, the only remaining question is whether he will get a ROTC offer. Interesting that many have told me that this year the competition for the 4 year NROTC and AFROTC may actually be HARDER than the academies themselves! A lot of great young men and women want to serve but are looking for the more traditional college experience and the wider selection of majors that being ROTC allows. DS is going into Electrical Engineering which I know all of the services are looking for, probably a bit of an edge for him. Thanks in advance for any insight you may have.