Hello! Let me first thank you for the information I've seen members here post in regards to the many questions both applicants and parents have. I am a parent of a currently qualified applicant to the AFA, his name is Chris. His test scores are all very high (sorry I don't have them, I'm at his wrestling tournament at the moment), he has a 3.84GPA, is 63rd in a class of 363, wrestles, runs track, is an Eagle Scout, involved in several community and civics clubs, NHS, Boy's State participant, etc. He is qualified and was given NOM interviews by both of his Senators and MOC. He did not receive a nomination, but several of his school friends did. He was obviously disappointed, but is continuing to press on. One strike is that he only wanted the AFA as his SA of choice. He knows this limited his chances. Throughout this process, he has kept in almost weekly contact with his AOL. His AOL tells him that he is not out of the AFA hunt, but is also nominating him as his choice for the AFROTC Scholarship at the Colorado School of Mines, where Chris has been accepted. Being in Colorado, about 5 miles from the AFA, we understand that this is a highly competitive area. However, we do have a few questions: Without the Nomination, besides the constant contact with the AOL, is there anyone else Chris should be talking with to keep himself visible? Also, as an AFROTC nominee, he was told that after the interview at CU Boulder this month, if he were accepted, he'd only have two weeks to accept this nomination. The real question is what this does if he is a late AFA notification? While AFA is his first choice, he certainly doesn't wish to lose another possible method to getting through college and into the Air Force, which is his final goal. Has anyone had experience with the ROTC scholarship process? Thank you for your time in advance.