We're excited that you are considering a future in the Air Force ROTC. After you have submitted your application, you will want to consider the following as you complete the process:
After you submit your application, you will be notified via letter of your eligibility status. If you have not heard anything within six weeks about your status, it is your responsibility to write or contact Air Force ROTC.
You may withdraw your application at any time by writing or sending an email or fax to the High School Scholarship Selections Section. You may apply for any other officer training program. But once you enroll in another program, you will be removed from further Air Force ROTC scholarship competition. Other officer training programs include:
- U.S. Air Force Academy
- U.S. Military Academy
- U.S. Naval Academy
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- Army ROTC Scholarship Program
- Naval ROTC Scholarship Program
- Marine Platoon Leaders Course
Notify the High School Scholarship ProgramHigh School Scholarship ProgramProvides 3- and 4-year scholarships in three different types to high school seniors. Section immediately if you accept and enroll in another program. Your failure to do this may cause permanent ineligibility for Air Force ROTC scholarships of less than four years. If you choose to leave the other officer training program, you may apply for one of the Air Force ROTC scholarships of less than four years if a waiver is granted.
Applicants and families are encouraged to consider their own ability to pay tuition when selecting a college or university. Although the applicant may be in receipt of a scholarship offer, there may be a delay in activation due to various reasons, for example, a delay in medical qualification by Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (dODMERB).
In the event this delay extends beyond the normal first term of a scholarship offer, the designee is normally responsible for that term's tuition. Depending on the reason for the delay, the offer may be withdrawn.
Once a scholarship has been activated, if the student fails to maintain academic or military retention standards, his/her scholarship benefits may be suspended or terminated. As a result, the student will be liable for a term or more of tuition and fees.
To remain eligible, you need to be medically certified » before your scholarship benefits begin. The Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (dODMERB) will send you complete instructions. If you cannot meet the scheduled appointment, request another date. As a candidate, you are responsible for all costs of travel, food and lodging related to the medical examination and personal interview. If you wear hard contact lenses, remove them a minimum of 21 days before your exam; remove soft lenses 72 hours before. If you have a medical question, dODMERB is your only official source. Write dODMERB, Colorado Springs, CO, 80840-2200, or call 719-333-3562.