Preparing for a college education while you’re in high school is tough. Figuring out how to pay for it all is even harder. Take a load off and check out the many scholarship opportunities available with the aFROTC. We can help you overcome the financial burden associated with college. That way, you can focus on your high school experience to get into the best school you can.
Air Force ROTC can take your college experience to the next level while helping you with the rising costs of education. We have an array of full or partial scholarships that cover:
- Tuition and fees
- Books and other expenses
- Extra spending money
With an aFROTC scholarship, you’re free to concentrate on your studies and enjoy college instead of worrying about how to pay for it.
How It Works
Several steps are required when applying for an Air Force ROTC scholarship:
- Complete your online application by December 1, 2013.
- Submit counselor certification/signed copy of transcript (Must have a 3.0 GPA at end of 11th grade. Only 9th through 11th grades are considered.), extracurricular activity (bubble) sheet, physical fitness assessment and résumé. This must be uploaded to the website by January 10, 2014
- Take and submit your SAT or ACT scores. You must also have an ACT composite of 26 (Writing Test is not included.) or an 1180 SAT score. (We do not mix and match scores, and Writing Test is not included).
- If you become eligible you would need to interview with an Air Force officer at a local AFROTCAFROTCAir Force Reserve Officer Training Corps DetachmentDetachmentThe Air Force ROTC unit at a host university. .
High School Scholarship Types
The Air Force ROTC high School Scholarship Program provides three- and four-year scholarships in three different types to high school seniors. The application process is the same for each type.
type 1 – Pays full college tuition, most fees and $900 per year for books. Approximately 5% of our four-year scholarship winners will be offered a Type-1 scholarship (mostly in technical fieldstechnical fieldsFields mostly related to careers in the Air Force that have a scientific basis such as engineering, chemistry and meteorology, and that the Air Force considers a need for its officers. ).
type 2 – Pays college tuition and most fees up to $18,000 and $900 per year for books. Approximately 15% of our four-year scholarship winners will be offered a Type-2 scholarship (mostly in technical fields). If a student attends an institution where the tuition exceeds $18,000 per year, then he/she pays the difference. All three-year scholarships are type 2.
type 7 – Pays college tuition up to the equivalent of the in-state rate at a public school and $900 per year for books. If a student receives a Type-7 offer but wishes to attend a college/university where they do not qualify under the guidelines above, the student can convert the four-Year Type-7 scholarship to a three-Year Type-2 scholarship. You cannot activate a Type-7 scholarship at a non-qualifying school and pay the difference.
Upon activation, all scholarship cadets receive a nontaxable monthly allowance (stipend) during the academic year. Currently, the monthly stipend is $250 for freshmen, $300 for sophomores, $350 for juniors and $400 for seniors.
All four-year scholarships activate in the fall of your freshman year. All three-year scholarships activate in the fall of your sophomore year. All three-year scholarship designees must complete aFROTC training during their freshman year in order to retain eligibility to activate their scholarships at the start of their sophomore year.
All high school scholarship winners are authorized travel pay from your home to your Air Force ROTC detachment. You will receive reimbursement approximately 30 days after the start of school.
This section describes the various eligibility requirements for scholarship applicants. There arespecific temporal, physical and academic requirements you need to be aware of.
Schools and Majors
Air Force ROTC offers scholarships in academic majors that meet Air Force needs. These needs can change from year to year, so you should check this section before you apply.
Application Process Overview
The scholarship application process consists of several steps. Make sure you have everything in order to get the most out of your scholarship.
What Makes an Exceptional Applicant
Find out what happens once your application has been submitted and your interview has been completed.
Review these considerations as you complete the application process and look ahead to your time in Air Force ROTC.