non-tech scholarship

nick4060

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Im waiting on a decision for a AFROTC scholarship. Im pretty competitive but I do not want to pursue an engineering major in college. I listed international relations, poli sci and history as my major choices. I know that they intend to award most scholarships to tech majors, but does that mean that people who want non-tech have basically no chance?
 

xbreaka

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not at all, they obviously like tech majors more than others, iv heard from people on rotc boards that a few extra points are added for engineering majors and what not.

But the military really just wants you to have a degree, if you major in basket weaving but are otherwise competitive for a commission you have just as much of a chance.

Major in whatever YOU want to do.
 

nick4060

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thats good to hear.

my ALO told me that its based on the needs of the AF and those just move in cycles like everything else in the AF. But i cant get any info on what theyre expecting for this year. Its just everyone i know who has gotten a scholarship is going into CE or EE or Aero E.
 
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Simayan

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I know that Navy this year is VERY heavily geared towards engineering, so it may be the same for AF.
 

xbreaka

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you may be correct on that, however I still dont think he should decide his major on whatever will get him a better chance at a scholership. Many many military aviators I know had majors all across the spectrum in political sci, CJ etc etc
 

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yes i definitely will not change my major for a better chance at a scholarship. Im good at math but i know an engineering degree would kill my GPA in college and i dont want that to affect my career field application. Im going to do int'l studies with a foreign language minor, which fits the career field i want and which i can maintain a high GPA in.
 

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You asolutely do NOT have to be a tech major to get the scholarship! My best friend and commander is applying for a non-tech (physics) and is all but a shoe in (got bumped the fourth board for not passing pt). I have ment a number of military officers (pilots in my case) who had non-tech majors...not to mention completely random (history, geology, etc). The most important thing is that you persue a major you like and care about. As long as you are qualified (which you seem to be) and told them up front about you're non-tech major, you stand as good a chance as anybody.
 
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