Enlisted Airmen ASCP & SOAR

AIRMAN SCHOLARSHIP & COMMISSIONING PROGRAM (ASCP)

ASCP allows enlisted personnel to separate from active duty and receive a scholarship worth up to $18,000 per academic year while pursuing their undergraduate degree and a commission through Air Force ROTC.

Selectees will enroll in the Air Force ROTC program as a cadet and be full-time college students. Additionally, selectees receive an annual textbook allowance and a monthly stipend. Upon graduation and completion of the program, selectees will commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUTSTANDING AIRMEN TO ROTC (SOAR)

The SOAR program allows enlisted personnel to separate from active duty and receive a scholarship worth up to $18,000 per academic year while pursuing their undergraduate degree and a commission through Air Force ROTC.

Those selected will enroll in Air Force ROTC program as a cadet and be full-time college students. They will also receive an annual textbook allowance and a monthly stipend. Upon graduation and completion of the program, selectees will commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

REQUIREMENTS:

Air Force ROTC cadets must complete all of their bachelor’s degree and commissioning requirements within four years. The time spent in school does not count toward total time in service.

Upon graduation and completion of the program, SOAR cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants and return to active duty for four years of service.

AIR FORCE PROVIDES:
  • $900 textbook allowance per academic year
  • Monthly stipend increases based on an individual’s student status:
    • Freshman: $300
    • Sophomore: $350
    • Junior: $450
    • Senior: $500
GI BILL

While the Air Force maintains several enlisted commissioning programs, many prior-service members separate from active duty and participate in Air Force ROTC by attending college with their GI Bill benefits. For more on the GI Bill, please review the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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