The first AFROTC scholarship board is meeting in September this year, and the deadline for everything--including the interview--is September 8. From the AFROTC site: "For the 2017-18 scholarship cycle, there will be an Early Scholarship Board in September 2017. In order to compete and be eligible for this board, you must meet all HSSP eligibility requirements, complete the online application questionnaire, submit all required documents, complete an interview with a local AFROTC detachment, and the interview report MUST be received by Headquarters AFROTC/RRUC no later than 0900 CST on 8 September 2017. Applicants who fail to meet the 8 September 2017 deadline will compete in a board subsequent to their completed package arriving at HQ AFROTC/RRUC." https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/important-dates Isn't September really early for the first board? Last year, if I remember right, it wasn't until November. Why might have they decided to do this? Maybe because more or more competitive applicants are expected this year?