Application Process Overview
The scholarship application process consists of several steps:
- Submit your online application » by December 1, 2012
- After you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation email that will provide information on how to download, electronically complete and submit/upload the following forms:
- Counselor Certification/Copy of Transcript (Unofficial or official copy with 9th-11th grades only)
- Extracurricular Activity Sheet
- Physical Fitness AssessmentPhysical Fitness AssessmentAn exam consisting of three events: crunches, push-ups and a 1.5-mile run. This is used to determine physical fitness level as part of the application process for the High Shool Scholarship Program. (PFAPFAPhysical Fitness Assessment )
- SAT and/or ACT scores and GPA
You must have an ACT Composite of 24 (Writing Portion not included) or an 1100 SAT Score (We do not mix and match scores and Writing Portion is not included).
Scores must be submitted/uploaded by 11 January 2013 under the following -
- Electronically through the ACT or SAT Agency by using aFROTC Test Code 0548. (See note below)
- You may print them off the agency websites (www.collegeboard.com or www.act.org) and submit/upload them, even though it may say unofficial.
- You must also enter your SAT and/or ACT scores and GPA electronically in the fields provided.
- When you have completed all the steps above and you have met our qualifications, a local aFROTC detachment will contact you to schedule an interview with an Air Force officer.
- A selection board will evaluate your record and interview report and determine whether to offer you a scholarship.
- If you receive a scholarship offer and decide to accept it, you will need to complete a medical exam », meet our physical requirements » and pass the Physical Fitness TestPhysical Fitness TestPFT - an exam composed of three events in the following order: push-ups, crunches, and a 1.5-mile run. The test is used to ensure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness. (PFTPFTPhysical Fitness Test ) ». If you do not receive a scholarship offer, you can still take Air Force ROTC classes your freshman year at college.
Important Note: Students who choose to apply for an aFROTC scholarship and admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy must complete separate applications for each institution.
For information about homeschooled scholarship applications, click here ».
- Apply early … here’s why:
- You will be prepared to accept any scholarship major Air Force ROTC offers.
- You will have time to resolve any problem with your application after you have sent it to us.
- If you already have an Air Force ROTC scholarship, many colleges and universities offer additional financial incentives for top students who apply and are admitted before January of their senior year in high school.
- Contact your admissions representative early on and stay in touch with them throughout the process. They are there to help you.
- Take the ACT and/or SAT early and often to raise your test scores. Cut off for scores is no later than 11 January 2013.
- Periodically check on the status of your application online ».
- Prepare for the interview. It is important. Practice with your friends, parents or teachers. Bring a copy of your one page résumé and extracurricular activity sheet.
- Be patient.
- Make copies of everything, include the confirmation receipt of your online application and keep them for your records.
- Do not get discouraged if you aren’t offered a scholarship. Air Force ROTC also offers excellent in-college scholarship opportunities.
- We highly recommend that you keep copies of all uploaded forms for your records.