What chance do I have of receiving a full Air Force ROTC Scholarship?
I have a 4.48 weighted GPA, play and have lettered in three Varsity sports (swimming, tennis, and soccer, having won a state championship in soccer) a score of 30 on the ACT and a 1240 on the SAT (will be retaken), and am a two year member of student government.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I believe only 5% of afrotc "scholarship program" scholarships pay full tuition. The rest are capped at $15,000 or less. All nrotc, nrotc mo and rotc "scholarship program" and "college program" scholarships pay full tuition. Your SAT score is slightly below the average of the middle 50% range but your ACT is quite a bit above. GPA is much higher, so everything looks great as far as academics.
Since the scholarships are awarded based on a "Whole Person" score, you should fare well with your athletic activities, and leadership shown in student government. The Academy and the afrotc "scholarship program" scholarships essentially use the same "Whole Person" scoring process:
The intended major also is a factor:
10. How do we award scholarships based on majors?
We plan to award the majority of scholarships to students pursuing technical scholarships:
* Architecture, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Operations Research, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Please note: only a small number of scholarships will be awarded for students pursuing non-technical majors.
If you are not intending to pursue a technical major, you probably stand a better chance of being appointed to the Air Force Academy. This answer details the service academy appointment process adding detail that is missing from the description on the service academy websites:
If you are joining the Air Force to become a pilot, the chances of winning a flight school slot are much better commissioning through the academy than through afrotc. Over 60% of Academy grads go to flight school, only around 20% of 2nd Lieutenants commissioning through afrotc win a flight school slot. Read the answer I wrote yesterday at this link:
If you are D1 recruit level in any of your sports, the service academies have far more "athletic recruits" than other universities because everyone is on full scholarship. If you are tagged as an athletic recruit, the scholastic eligibility to receive an LOA, which will take you out of local competition for an appointment, is lower. In your case, there is no problem with the GPA or the rigor of the high school course or scholastic eligibility, but a 1240 GPA is on the low side for an LOA outside of special status: diversity, athletic recruit. To gain exposure to the coaches at usafa, you might consider a falcon sports camp this summer. If you are not attending the air force academy summer seminar, it will also give a chance to experience the academy:
Applying to the Academy and for the afrotc scholarship will enhance your chances for both, because it shows that your prime objective is serving as an Air Force Officer. The same can be said for applying to more than one Service Academy or for nrotc and rotc scholarships. The objective should be serving as a Military Officer. A USMMA Mid can direct commission to the Air Force or any Service Branch:
- RhondaLv 44 years ago
I was an air foce linguist (Hebrew). If you want to be stationed at Wright-Pat you will probably not be able to stay in that career field. Most stateside linguists/interpretors are either in Maryland or Omaha, NE. I loved being in the Air Force. I spent 6 years there and 4 in the Army. I would suggest going into the military after graduating ROTC/college and then letting the military pay for your graduate degree. Not only is it financially better, but it will help toward your promotions later down the road. In order to answer your question about time, the easiest thing to do is to try it for your freshman year. You'll be taking your core classes, which you will be familiar with anyway and you will make good friends with good morales during that year. If it works out, you'll have your answer. Also, talk to the college rep about getting an appointment to visit the ROTC department and interview a couple of candidates for yourself and see how they balance their schedules. Best of luck.
- 1 decade ago
Pretty good, remember though you will need to take a physical fitness test and send the results in with the rest of your scholarships package (although it probably won't be a problem for you considering your athletics). You have great GPA and SAT scores and it's always a bonus to be involved in activities at school. Remember though, if you don't get it when your in high school, you can always apply for it again when your in-college as an AFROTC cadet.Source(s): 3.5 year ICSP AFROTC cadet
- 1 decade ago
be a good cadet fallow the rules and get very good grades =)
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- 1 decade ago
idk dam u a smart @$$ person but i think u can