ROTC scholarships are officially done. The boards have met and awarded all scholarships for FY17. To the best of my knowledge there has never been a waitlist or an upgrade list.
~ IE awarded a type 7 and they come back in May and upgrade to a type 2 because a recipient was appointed to USAFA, freeing up money.
Just like apptmts at USAFA, HQ AFROTC expects that not everyone will activate their scholarship in the fall.
~ USAFA offers around 1350 expecting @ 1100 for I Day.
~~ AFROTC offers around 900 scholarships, knowing that many SA candidates will apply for ROTC scholarships as Plan B.
In essence, there is a limited amount of money in the pot. Come Sept. when they activate the scholarships they will release those funds if they did not meet the numbers...upgrade from a 3 yr to a 3.5 yr. However, if they exceeded the number because more activated the scholarship than they planned they will not hold an ICSP.
~ This occurred back in 09(?) USAFA for yrs offered @1650 apptmts for a class size of 1350. That yr USAFA offered only offered @1350 for a class size of 1100. That meant more scholarships being activated.
You do not need to contact anyone. The minute you take the oath on I DAY that scholarship is revoked. It would be beneficial to contact the admissions office and the ROTC det due to a different aspect.
~ Every year posters may break a bone or get sick a few weeks out and become a medical turnback for USAFA. Contacting the university to tell them that you are going USAFA, but at the same time ask if something happens can they still hold your spot is worth it impo.
~ IE you break your arm during senior beach week after your graduation in late May = you knowing you will be turned back medically before the 1st of June due to being in a cast until July after I Day. Some colleges will say No Problem, pay the deposit and we will hold your spot until X date.
~~ VT (an SMC) traditionally pulls less than 0.01% They have had multiple years of 0 waitlisters offered admission in the summer. Why? Because just like USAFA and AFROTC scholarships the fact is they offer more admissions to matriculate than the expected class size.
Just saying that in this day and age, many colleges expect kids to hit the will not matriculate box when they send the CONGRATS letter.
~ For HS seniors it is not uncommon to now apply to 6, 9+ or more colleges due to common ap.