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Brollison

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While I did not get into USAFA, I was offered a Falcon Foundation scholarship to attend a civilian prep school to bolster my academics. However, I do not know the success rate of those who went through this program. I currently have ROTC scholarships to multiple schools, including my first choice the Citadel. Is the Falcon Foundation scholarship a good option, or should I stick with the ROTC scholarship to the Citadel? Thanks!
 

Tigger

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Congratulations! This is a wonderful offer and if you do well academically and stay out of trouble it is basically a guarantee into next year's class :)
There are many posts on here regarding this topic and I encourage you to search and read them. There is also information about the success rate (which is quite remarkable) on the Falcon Foundation website. If your dream is to attend USAFA this is the best way to go!
Congratulations again and best of luck!


While I did not get into USAFA, I was offered a Falcon Foundation scholarship to attend a civilian prep school to bolster my academics. However, I do not know the success rate of those who went through this program. I currently have ROTC scholarships to multiple schools, including my first choice the Citadel. Is the Falcon Foundation scholarship a good option, or should I stick with the ROTC scholarship to the Citadel? Thanks!
 

NAAF

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While I did not get into USAFA, I was offered a Falcon Foundation scholarship to attend a civilian prep school to bolster my academics. However, I do not know the success rate of those who went through this program. I currently have ROTC scholarships to multiple schools, including my first choice the Citadel. Is the Falcon Foundation scholarship a good option, or should I stick with the ROTC scholarship to the Citadel? Thanks!
Congratulations. That is a great opportunity. Would you mind me asking when did you get an offer? did you get rejection first and then offer? Thanks
 

Brollison

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While I did not get into USAFA, I was offered a Falcon Foundation scholarship to attend a civilian prep school to bolster my academics. However, I do not know the success rate of those who went through this program. I currently have ROTC scholarships to multiple schools, including my first choice the Citadel. Is the Falcon Foundation scholarship a good option, or should I stick with the ROTC scholarship to the Citadel? Thanks!
Congratulations. That is a great opportunity. Would you mind me asking when did you get an offer? did you get rejection first and then offer? Thanks
Absolutely. I received an offer on the 7th of April. And I received this offer as a sort of rejection; that is to say it started off by saying "you did not receive an appointment, however...". Also, my status says "offered Falcon scholarship."
Hope this helps!
 

NAAF

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While I did not get into USAFA, I was offered a Falcon Foundation scholarship to attend a civilian prep school to bolster my academics. However, I do not know the success rate of those who went through this program. I currently have ROTC scholarships to multiple schools, including my first choice the Citadel. Is the Falcon Foundation scholarship a good option, or should I stick with the ROTC scholarship to the Citadel? Thanks!
Congratulations. That is a great opportunity. Would you mind me asking when did you get an offer? did you get rejection first and then offer? Thanks
Absolutely. I received an offer on the 7th of April. And I received this offer as a sort of rejection; that is to say it started off by saying "you did not receive an appointment, however...". Also, my status says "offered Falcon scholarship."
Hope this helps!
Thank you so much. Congratulations again.
 

OhGoody2017

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I received the exact same letter on the same day. I am also in the same boat with not knowing whether to accept or not because I have already been offered a full ride to a number of schools. This is a major life decision to make, and I have less than a week to decide how I will live my life... no pressure.
 

NAAF

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I received the exact same letter on the same day. I am also in the same boat with not knowing whether to accept or not because I have already been offered a full ride to a number of schools. This is a major life decision to make, and I have less than a week to decide how I will live my life... no pressure.
Congratulations.
 

BoundByHonor

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I received the exact same letter on the same day. I am also in the same boat with not knowing whether to accept or not because I have already been offered a full ride to a number of schools. This is a major life decision to make, and I have less than a week to decide how I will live my life... no pressure.
If the academy is what you want, take the FF Scholarship. As long as you don't screw up academically or have discipline trouble, you'll have your appointment for the C/O '22 in hand by March. I think my prep year at MMI has better prepared me for the Academy, both academically and mentally. I got a little taste for the military lifestyle while also making friends that I'll surely stay in touch with at the Academy and the rest of my life. Any of the military prep schools will provide you with just a hint of Academy life to help you make sure your decision is right.

Additionally, you still take AROTC (all sponsored cadets take Army ROTC) but there have been instances where sponsored cadets have been authorized to go to the University of Alabama with the self-preps for AFROTC. If in the end you decided that the academy isn't what you want, after paying back the Falcon foundation for their contributions, your credits from MMI will transfer to many other colleges and you can reapply for an AFROTC scholarship if you so wish.

I was offered an AFROTC scholarship last year as well and I couldn't be happier with the decision I made to pursue the academy. Good luck and if you have any questions, feel free to DM me!
 
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