Falcon Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by emtet, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. emtet

    emtet Member

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    I'm starting this thread so that Falcon Scholars have an idea of who has also received a FFS and which prep schools they'll be attending.

    For those not aware of what the Falcon Foundation and their scholarship is:
    The Falcon Foundation was formed in 1958 by a group of retired Air Force officers, it's a non-profit organization whose mission is to help motivated students achieve their goal of attending USAFA by providing Falcon Foundation Scholarships each year.
    The FFS is a scholarship towards any of 6 prep schools (Greystone at Schreiner University, Kent School, Marion Military Institute, New Mexico Military Institute, Randolph-Macon Academy, and Northwestern Preparatory School) and covers almost all tuition/room and board.
    The number of Falcon Foundation scholarships awarded each year is set by the USAFA admissions office, with a max of 100 awarded each year.
    You cannot apply for a FFS, it is awarded to those who qualify for admission to USAFA but are not receiving an appointment.
    Upon successful completion of prep, if the recipient continues to meet admissions guidelines and obtains a nomination, they will be offered an appointment to USAFA.

    Sorry if I wasn't very thorough, I had to quickly type all this up.
    More information can be found at:
    http://www.falconfoundation.org/About
     
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  2. emtet

    emtet Member

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    I personally received a FFS and will be attending Northwestern Prep this fall.
    If anyone else is attending NWP this fall, feel free to PM me!
     
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  3. New@This

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    Congrats! When did you hear about your scholarship?
     
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  4. emtet

    emtet Member

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    My portal was updated on March 14th but I didn't receive any email alerts until March 16th.
     
  5. Faithsigala

    Faithsigala New Member

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    I’m going to NWP as well. See ya there!
     
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  6. Ptsv

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    DD is going to NWP!
     
  7. peppypea

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    I am so very very hopeful the DS gets a Falcon.

    If not, he is deciding between MMI and NWP (even if so, he will be deciding between the two.)
     
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  8. emtet

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    NWP is known for being one of the best prep schools for Falcon Scholars! If he does get a FFS, I highly recommend attending. You can self prep at either school, BUT without a FFS I would recommend MMI. Keep in mind that no one is guaranteed an appointment while self prepping and MMI has ROTC programs that he could apply to as a backup. If he ends up self prepping, I would contact both schools and see what's best for him. Goodluck!
     
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  9. RoyOrbison

    RoyOrbison NWP '17, USAFA '22

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    Peppypea,

    If your son is self-prepping, NWP is a great option. Roughly half of our 2017 class was self-prep, and the numbers of appointments are pretty good.

    Most self-preps applied to multiple academies and for ROTC scholarships, and keep in mind it is not a guarantee as emtet emphasized. Work hard and it pays off.

    Don't rule out the mountaintop, it's an amazing experience and preparatory tool.

    Good luck to you and your son.
     
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  10. peppypea

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    Thank you, I really appreciate the information!
     
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    Awesome information! Thank you for giving your time to reply! Really, at this point, if he doesn't get a FFS it will come down to what kind of aid packages we can garner and how much we have to come up with- I have two more children graduating HS right after DS (2019 AND 2020- one decided to graduate a year early, yikes!) so money will be one of the biggest factors for us. Ah this modern (expensive) life.
     
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  12. fldadof5

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    My DS received a Falcon Scholarship and has decided on NWP.
     
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  13. Faithsigala

    Faithsigala New Member

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    Congrats! I’m going to NWP and have set up a group chat with other prepsters. Please PM me if you would like your DS to join!
     
  14. ufedug8r

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    DS has Falcon Scholarship and has chosen MMI since we are in FL. Any others FS SAP MMIer’s out there?