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Why Join AFROTC

Program and Career Benefits

Program Benefits

  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Build Friendships for life
  • Mentoring for College
  • Staying Physically Fit
  • Scholarships
  • Summer Programs
  • Commissioning into the United States Air Force

Career Benefits

  • 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!

Scholarships


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.

Language Scholarships
  • 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.

Project GO

Project Global Officer (GO) is a Department of Defense initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study for ROTC students.