Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum but wanted give a little information for those who don't know what a Falcon Scholarship is. Our son applied to the USAFA last year and instead of being given an appointment, received 1 of 60 Falcon Scholarships for the Academy. When we were waiting to hear of our son's appointment, we came across forums with people talking about the Falcon Scholarship, but we skipped over that as it did not pertain to us (or so we thought). If we had known what a Falcon Scholarship was, as we do now, it would have been our hope for our son to receive this rather than an immediate appointment. The reason for this is it has prepared him academically, physically, and mentally. He chose one of the 6 Prep Schools and has thrived there. That extra year to mature, really focus on and excel at academics and physical fitness has been such a blessing. So, if your son or daughter receives a Falcon Scholarship, don't despair. You should consider them lucky! Our son feels very confident that he will make a smooth transition into the USAFA. I hope this helps.