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What is Air Force ROTC?

Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 campuses across the country. It prepares young men and women to become leaders in the Air Force, but it’s also much more. You’ll grow mentally and physically as you acquire strong leadership skills that will benefit you as an Air Force Officer and in life. It’s also a great opportunity to pay for school through scholarships. You’ll develop lifelong friendships and have unique experiences. Plus unlike many college students, you’ll have a position waiting for you after graduation at one of the world’s top high-tech organizations—the U.S. Air Force.

In exchange for having your college education paid for, cadets commit to four years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Also, if you’re considering grad school, once you enter the Air Force, you’ll be eligible for graduate degree tuition assistance.

Whether you’re ready to join or just have some questions, your local recruiter is available to help you out.

Scholarship Application Process


Applying for an ROTC Scholarship is a simple process. Just follow these six steps and keep track of the deadlines. If you have any questions along the way, just contact us.

Submit your online application between June 1 and December 1.

Upload all requested documents by January 10.

If you meet all qualifications, someone will contact you to schedule an interview with an Air Force Officer.

The Selection Board will evaluate your application and determine if you will be awarded a scholarship.

Once you receive an offer, you have until May 31 to officially accept.

Take final physical and medical exams.

Pick your path to ROTC

High School Students

Joining Air Force ROTC is one sure way to make sure you get the most out of your college experience. You’ll learn useful life and leadership skills, and you’ll be a part of a group of people who help and challenge you to accomplish your personal best in physical fitness and academics.

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Program
requirements

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Scholarship
elegibility

What if you didn’t have to worry about paying for college? ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education.

College
experience

As a member of Air Force ROTC, you’ll enjoy college life just like every other student. Check out what you can expect for your college experience.

College students

If you’re already in college, it’s not too late to experience the benefits of joining Air Force ROTC. There are options for you even if you start after your freshman year. In ROTC, you’ll learn useful life and leadership skills as you prepare to become an Air Force Officer and earn your college degree. You’ll have people challenging and helping you to accomplish your personal best in academics and physical fitness.

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Program
requirements

Find everything you need to know about ROTC requirements and what it takes to succeed in Air Force ROTC.

Scholarship
elegibility

ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education. Contact Us.

Careers
in the AF

Air Force ROTC prepares you to become an Officer in the United States Air Force. Find out what you can expect when you graduate from ROTC.

Enlisted airmen

If you’re an enlisted Airman considering becoming an officer, chances are you already know some of the benefits. Joining ROTC enables you to earn a commission as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force. Once you become an officer, you’ll have plenty of advancement opportunities to move into higher ranks in the Air Force. You can check out a detailed chart of officer pay by clicking the button below.

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Program
requirements

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Enlisted
commissioning

Air Force ROTC provides several programs in more than 1,100 schools to encourage the best of the best to pursue a commission. Visit this site for the most up-to-date information.

Enlisted
scholarship

ASCP offers active duty enlisted personnel the opportunity to earn a commission. Find out how you can become eligible.

Parents & mentors

As your son or daughter considers their next step in life, they have many options and decisions in front of them—what career to pursue and what college to attend are just a couple of them. The U.S. Air Force offers a wide range of career opportunities, as well as help paying for school and a guaranteed job upon graduation. Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 U.S. colleges and universities.

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Frequently
asked questions

Have a question about AF ROTC? Check out our FAQ page to find answers to your program questions.

Financial
aid

What if you didn’t have to worry about paying for your son or daughter's college? ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden.

Program
requirements

Find everything you need to know about ROTC requirements and what it takes to succeed in Air Force ROTC.