Falcon Scholars

Falcon Scholars

Your path to the Air Force Academy

After arriving at Randolph-Macon, I quickly learned that there was more to what the school offered than flying and marching. The specially-designed curriculum developed specifically for the Falcon Scholars focuses on solidifying the students’ academic foundations in subjects such as mathematics, English, and chemistry that prove to be very challenging for cadets during their early years at the Air Force Academy. The teachers are very well-versed in their subjects and very capable of preparing their students for a continued education after high school.

Cadet George Beals, R-MA Falcon Scholar 2012-13, USAFA Class of 2017


As a Falcon Foundation Scholar, you are among an elite group with a superior academic track record and superb leadership skills. Your achievements and potential have been recognized by others, as evidenced by the fact that you received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy. While it may be disappointing not to be one of those chosen to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy this fall, this in no way diminishes your accomplishments. It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a Falcon Foundation Scholar.

At Randolph-Macon Academy, we are confident that this year of work between high school and the U.S. Air Force Academy will benefit you both academically and personally. Should you attend R-MA for this Falcon Foundation year, you will experience U.S. Air Force JROTC and be given a leadership position within the corps of cadets. You will develop a stronger academic record through a curriculum that has been developed specifically to meet the U.S. Air Force Academy's requirements. You will prepare physically in a way that will help you earn your maximum score on the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA). In short, Randolph-Macon Academy will prepare you for the challenges of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Additionally, if you are interested in flying, Randolph-Macon Academy has its own in-house flight school. We own two Cessna 172 planes and the flight instructors are members of our faculty. You will have the opportunity to participate in ground school, learn to fly, and possibly solo before you complete your year at R-MA. 

To learn more about the Falcon Scholars Program at Randolph-Macon Academy, explore the following :

What is a Falcon Scholar?

The mission of The Falcon Foundation program, established in 1958, "is to further the ability of exceptional young men and women to attend the United States Air Force Academy..." The scholarship recipients are selected by the Air Force Academy from students who successfully obtained nominations to the Air Force Academy and who are fully qualified to attend the Academy, but were not selected.

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