Falcon Foundation Scholarships

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  1. FiddleSticks

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    All,

    If you are serious about attending the Air Force Academy and receive a Falcon Foundation Scholarship, you should seriously consider accepting the offer.
     
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    Approximately, what percentage of FFS get into the AFA afterwards? For example, ~80% of Prepsters earn their way in.
     
  3. 1mom

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    I can say that with my DS, his entire group of scholars from R-MA were offered appointments.
     
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    The year our DS was at Northwestern Prep, all 42 (I believe that was the number) of the Falcons received appointments as well as some free agents.
     
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  5. USAFA Candidate DS

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    I have heard the percentage number is in the upwards of 99% FFS recipients received appointments. Stick with process and keep your nose clean and you'll have a good shot at earning a slot. Good luck!

    BTW. USAFA handed out roughly 70 FFS for the class 2024.
     
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    What does this mean? Are you saying 70 Falcon scholarships have been awarded this cycle? How do you know this when admissions has said most Falcon and prep offers go out in April?
     
  7. charlestonmom5

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    I know of two people who have been offered Falcon scholarships so far. I don't think they are one SAF to report.
     
  8. mintyicedtea

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    @charlestonmom5 Yeah, that sounds about right. We've seen a few reported which means others who are on SAF are probably getting Falcon offers too. I am just surprised that someone said 70 offers have already gone out and wanted to clarify. Historically and also according to the instructions to candidates booklet the bulk of Falcon offers go out in April after appointments.
     
  9. USAFA Candidate DS

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    Each year AFA will hand out upwards to 100 FFS, Max. I have heard this year the number is going to be around 70. I don't believe last year's number reached 100 either. Good luck!
     
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    Most interesting statistic about Falcons...they have the highest graduation rate of any group/subgroup...as per Foundation literature
     
  12. mintyicedtea

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    Do you know when their reply deadine was for the Falcon offer?
     
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  13. In-the-Know

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    15 Apr. If offered after the 8th of April selectees will have 7 days from the date of the offer to accept before it expires.

    There will be 70 Falcon Foundation Scholarships offered this year.
     
  14. mintyicedtea

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    @In-the-Know Thank you. Are you able to tell us if the first round of 70 offers has gone out already?
     
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    I have very little experience with this process but DD received an e-mail from Air Force Academy on March 19 to check her portal. She was granted the Falcon Scholarship. It caught us off guard since we had not even considered this as an option. She accepted and will attend North West in the Fall.
     
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  16. Princepuffy

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    When I talked to the mmi rep he said that 50-something falcons were accepted and I'd be the 4th at mmi
     
  17. In-the-Know

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    Let me correct my first post. The goal is to get to 70 acceptances for the Falcon Foundation Scholarship. About 78 Falcon Scholarships (total) have been offered so far in two batches to get to the 70 number. There is typically a 60% acceptance rate. Expect a few more offers after 15 Apr but it all depends on the number of acceptances from the first two batches.
     
  18. mintyicedtea

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    @In-the-Know Thank you. Can you please tell us when we can expect another wave of appointments, if another is coming?
     
  19. Momofteens

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    And--what happens if a Falcon Scholar does not receive a nomination but completes all other requirements?
     
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