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I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Sustaining the Combat Capability of America’s Air Force Scholarship Programs (RRU) 10 April 2007.

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1 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Sustaining the Combat Capability of America’s Air Force Scholarship Programs (RRU) 10 April 2007 Captain Sonda Lee Deputy Chief, Scholarships Branch Air Education and Training Command

2 2 Scholarship Program 3 Primary Scholarship Sources 1.High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) High School Seniors All 4-year offers (some convert to 3-year offers) 2.In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) Competitive Programs (ICLS and ICSP Phases 1, 2, & 3) Fully-Qualified programs (Express/NSP/HBCU/HSI/CTAS) 3.Enlisted Commissioning Programs (ECP) Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program (ASCP) Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC (SOAR) Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program (POC-ERP) Airman Education and Commissioning Program (AECP)

3 3 Why do we have a scholarship program? Meet officer production needs in specific fields for the Air Force Authorization: 10 U.S.C Requires 50% to receive in-state tuition rate Sets max at 4 years except in SAF-approved majors (5th year funding) Sets maximum age limit (must be under age 31 on Dec 31 of commissioning year) Side Note Stipend is a military pay authorized by 37 U.S.C. 209 for contracted cadets—not a scholarship! Purpose

4 4 Scholarship Program Types TypeAnnual Cap 1 Full tuition 2 $15,000 3 $9,000 6 $3,000 7 $9,000 or In-State Rate (public school) 8 80% of full tuition NOTE: all scholarship cadets receive $750/year for textbooks

5 5 High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) Interviews I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e U.S. Air Force Briefers: Lt Col Dennis W. Millsap Mr. Jack Sanders

6 6 DEADLINES/IMPORTANT DATES (Dates subject to change) 15 MayCycle begins 1 Dec Final Date Applications (AFROTC.com) Dec Dec scholarship board 31 Dec Last Date Applicants can Test (SAT/ACT) Mid-JanLast Date for Faxed Documents to HQ End of MarchAll Interviews Must be Completed

7 7 High School Scholarship Program Target Audience High School Seniors Targeting Technical Majors (70%) Foreign Languages and Non-Technical Majors (30%) High Academic Achievement 1100 SAT 24 ACT 3.00 Unweighted GPA Top of Class Excel in AP/Honors Coursework Strong Leadership Potential Extra-curricular activities Demonstrated communication skills (interview) Reference only – normal minimums to be competitive

8 8 High School Scholarship Program Offers Summary – FY07 Selection Cycle Starting College Fall 07 11,894 Applicants 1,665 Offers 70% Tech 30% Non-Tech Scholarship Types 5% Type 1 25% Type 2 70% Type 7 Average Selectee 1239 SAT 27.1 ACT 3.71 GPA Top 13% class standing

9 9 High School Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements Academics SAT/ACT Scores Unweighted GPA AP Courses Class Standing Fitness Physical Fitness Assessment Height/Weight Check Other LAW: US Citizen at time of activation; 17+ years old at time of activation; commission before age 31 POLICY: no full-time college, no single parents Academic Composite Score: Formula considers these factors

10 10 Step #1 Student Applies

11 11 Step #2 Student becomes eligible Applicants must fax to RRUC: An original certified official high school transcript (grades 9th through 11th) ACT or SAT test scores Physical Fitness Assessment Letter of Certification One-page resume Extracurricular Activities Sheet must be obtained and postmarked to the High School Scholarship Section by Jan, 2008 Highly recommended that all mail sent to the High School Scholarship Section be sent via return receipt mail

12 12 Step #3 Det Interviews Start with a detachment tour Put the applicant at ease Best to start with hobbies/interests Make sure to get the height/weight Mom & Dad can sit in on the scholarship process discussion Fill out the Form 35 and 23 Start with the resume and go from there Follow the checklist in the Det Guide Book

13 13 Prior to Activation Become a citizen of the United States prior to scholarship activation Graduate from a high school or have an equivalent certificate Be at least 17 years old Be under 31 years old Prior to the fall academic term, cannot be enrolled full time at a college or a university except a the joint high school/college program Cannot be a single parent--waivers may be requested from HQ

14 14 Selection Stats (CY05-06) Total Applications: 11,442 Total Eligible: 3,088 Total Offers: 1680 Type 1: 159 Type 2: 416 Type 7: 1105

15 15 Tips from the Board JROTC experience a plus Leadership School Upward progression in the cadet corps Work Experience Eagle Scout American Legion (Boys’/Girls’ State) CAP Camps/Awards Capt of anything President of organizations We’re not just looking for members of organizations, but leaders

16 16 In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP)

17 17 In-College Scholarship Program Two Categories – Multiple Programs 1.Competitive ICLS ICSP Phases 1, 2, & 3 2.Fully Qualified Express Scholarship Program (CE, EE) Foreign Language Express (FLEX )—”strong-hold” languages only Nurse Scholarship Program (NSP) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship Program Enhanced HBCU Scholarship Program Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Scholarship Program Enhanced HSI Scholarship Program

18 18 In-College Scholarship Program In-College Commander’s Leadership Scholarship (ICLS) Det/CC has 1 ICLS Offer Applicant must attend host or cross-town school cum GPA, any major AS 100 only PFT Required DODMERB physical must at least be scheduled No pending waivers Type depends on academic major Type 1 for Tech majors (Tiers 1, 2, or 3) Type 2 for all other majors (Tier 4) Must be nominated via WINGS by 28 Feb

19 19 Scholarship Prerequisites Applicant must attend host or cross-town school cum GPA, any major PFT Required DODMERB physical must at least be scheduled No pending waivers

20 20 In-College Scholarship Program Phase 1 Scholarship Offers in FY06

21 21 Fully-Qualified Programs

22 22 Express Scholarship Program Our “emergency” stop-gap program to meet production—can be turned on and off quickly Eligibility requirements Spelled out in AFROTCI cum GPA for nomination (2.50 term GPA for good standing) Current Express Scholarships (Updated Matrix—May / June) Foreign Language FY09 & FY10 Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering FY09 Nursing FY08 & FY09

23 23 N urse Scholarship Program Our “Express” program for Nursing majors Eligibility requirements 2.50 cum GPA for nomination (2.50 term GPA for good standing Nurse Enrollment Allocation Accepted into certified Nursing Program HQ AFROTC announces availability based on DOC/DOG

24 24 HBCU / HSI Scholarships Historically Black Colleges & Universities Title 20 USC 1061 Established prior to 1964 Principal mission was / is the education of Black Americans Accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency Hispanic Serving Institutions Title 20 USC 1101 US Department of Education web site:

25 25 HBCU / EHBCU Scholarships HBCU Scholarship Any cadet, any major at any HBCU Unlimited quantity 2-, 2.5-, or 3-year Type 2 offers Enhanced HBCU Scholarship Host HBCUs only Target Audience 45 HBCUs under AFROTC with cross-town agreement

26 26 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Host Dets Det 006: Jackson State University, MS Det 305: Grambling University, LA LA-TECH Campus Det: 015 Tuskegee University, AL Det: 019 Alabama State University, AL Det: 130 Howard University, D.C. Det: 605 N.C. A&T State University, NC Det: 607 Fayetteville State University, NC Det: 790 Tennessee State University, TN

27 27 HSI / EHSI Scholarships HSI Scholarship Any cadet, any major at any HSI Unlimited quantity 2-, 2.5-, or 3-year Type 2 offers Enhanced HSI Scholarship Host HSI only Target Audience 66 HSIs under AFROTC with cross-town agreements 6 HSI AFROTC host units

28 28 Hispanic Serving Institutions Det: 035 Cal State Fresno, CA Det: 505 NM State University, NM Det: 510 University of New Mexico Det: 842 UT-San Antonio, TX Det: 756 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Det: 755 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

29 29 Enlisted Commissioning Programs (consult

30 30 Free Money!!!

31 America’s Air Force What we do is important!


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