Highly Desired Majors

Air Force ROTC offers scholarships to eligible students who intend to or are currently enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program while a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree. While there are no specific academic major requirements, scholarships are merit-based, therefore students pursuing a technical major may receive priority in the selection process.

Technical Majors
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
Foreign Language Majors
  • Arabic
  • Baluchi
  • Chinese, Amoy
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Chinese, Wu
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Korean
  • Pashto-Afghan
  • Persian-Afghan
  • Persian-Iranian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • All Other Majors

    You can apply for scholarships in all other majors, however, scholarship applicants selecting technical and foreign language majors may receive priority.

  • Colleges & Your Majors

    Air Force ROTC is offered at over 1,100 colleges and universities in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. If you are applying for a scholarship as a high school student, you must be accepted to the program and academic major that you indicate on your scholarship application.


    If you are applying for one of these majors, you will compete for a nontechnical scholarship. If you receive and activate a scholarship in one of these majors, you are not guaranteed that specialty upon commissioning. You will be required to compete on the designation boards to receive designation in that specialty. The designation guarantees you will enter that specialty upon commissioning. If you are not selected on one of these boards, you will retain your scholarship, but you will be commissioned into the Air Force as a line officer and placed into a specialty based on the needs of the Air Force.


    Since the Air Force places great value in language skills, they have identified certain colleges and institutions that have outstanding foreign language programs (such as study abroad or activities that lead to greater levels of proficiency). Visit The Language Flagship site, or the Project Go site to learn more.

Application process