High School Scholarship Requirements
Civil Involvements and Drug Use Disclosure
Air Force ROTC policy is to withdraw the scholarship offer made to High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) winners who fail to disclose all civil involvements and drug or alcohol abuse that occurred prior to the HSSP interview. These scholarships are considered to be obtained under fraudulent circumstances since the student failed to obtain the required waiver. Air Force ROTC policy is to withdraw scholarship offers to students who use illegal drugs after being briefed on the Air Force drug and alcohol policy during their interview.
High school seniors planning to take one or more gap years following high school graduation are not eligible to compete for a scholarship until the selection cycle immediately preceding the academic year in which they plan to join AFROTC and enroll as a full-time student at an AFROTC-affiliated college or university. To maintain eligibility for the High School Scholarship Program during gap years, prospective applicants must not be enrolled as a full-time student at any college or university during the gap years.
When selecting a college or university, applicants and families are encouraged to consider their own ability to pay tuition. Although the applicant may have received a scholarship offer, there may be a delay in activation due to various reasons. If there is a delay in activation that extends beyond the start date of the first term of a scholarship offer, the designee is responsible for that term’s tuition. Depending on the reason for the delay, the offer may be withdrawn. Once a scholarship has been activated, a student’s scholarship benefits may be suspended or terminated if the student fails to maintain academic or military retention standards.
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