Why Join AFROTC
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Build Friendships for life
- Mentoring for College
- Staying Physically Fit
- Summer Programs
- Commissioning into the United States Air Force
- Lots of great careers to choose from
- Check out all the careers the Air Force has to offer here.
- Pilot, Aerospace Physiologist, Air Battle Manager, Civil Engineer, Cyberspace Operations, Engineering, Law fields, Financial Management, Medical fields.
- Health Insurance
- Basic Allowance for Housing
- Competitive Salary
- Base facilities and shops
Check out www.airforce.com for more information!
Type of Scholarships
- Type 1: Pays all tuiton at any school and provides $900 per year for textbooks. This is a four year scholarship.
- Type 2: Pays tuition at any school up to $18,000 per year and provides $600 per year for textbooks. This can be a three or four year scholarship.
- Type 7: Pays tuition of an in-state public institution and provides $600 per year for textbook. This is a four year scholarship or can be converted to a three year Type 2 scholarship if needed.
- All scholarship recipients receive a monthly stipend during the academic year. Freshman: $300; Sophomore: $350; Junior: $450; Senior: $500
- Scholarship recipients must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible to receive a scholarship and cannot hold dual citizenship.
High School Scholarship Program
- Scholarship program available for junior/senior highschool students.
- Application opens on June 1 (Junior to Senior Summer) and closes December 1 (Fall Senior Year).
- All majors are eligible for scholarship however priority is given to students pursuing technical or foreign language degrees. More information can be found at this page.
- Scholarship recipients are given one academic year to decide if the Air Force is something they want to do. At the end of that year, they are committed to serving 4 years active duty and 4 years reserves.
- The application and more information can be found on the Air Force ROTC Scholarships page.
Scholarship Opportunities for Current College Students
- During your freshman and sophomore years of the program, there are two opportunities to receive a scholarship: Commanders and In-College
- The Commander’s scholarship is handed out by the Commander of the detachment to a cadet who is performing above and beyond what is required and standing out among his peers in both academics and ROTC. It is a Type 2 scholarship.
- The In-College Scholarship is a national competition.
- They will be competed based on the following qualifications:
- GPA (College)
- Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) or SAT/ACT. The highest score is used.
- Personal Fitness Assessment (PFA)
- Commander’s Ranking (Ranking against your peers in the detachment)
- You must be nominated by one of the officers at the detachment for this scholarship.
- It is a Type 2 scholarship.
- Scholarships can also be offered to students studying a critical foreign language.
- More information about this scholarship can be found at the Language Flagship program page.
Specialty Scholarships (Express)
- At times, the Air Force will offer scholarships to encourage interest in specific career fields.
- These scholarships have the same requirements as the other scholarships however they also secure you into a specific career field post graduation.
- In the past, Express scholarships have been offered for the Missilier and Combat Systems Officer.
Scholarships are not guaranteed because you are part of AFROTC.