Many students work their way through college, or take out loans; and they'll spend the next 20 years of their lives paying them back. One of the many benefits of Air Force ROTC is the chance at a scholarship. Scholarships are offered on a competitive merit-based system. High school students may apply for a scholarship between July 1st through December 31st of their senior year. If you have missed this deadline and/or have already graduated from high school, you must be enrolled the the in the Air Force ROTC program before the AF will consider offering you a scholarship. Additionally, you must be at least 17 years of age at the time of the scholarship activation and enlistment, and no more than 30 years of age by 31 December of the commissioning year. You must also be a United States citizen or able to obtain citizenship by the last day of the first term of your freshman year.
*Important: You cannot contract/activate scholarship until becoming a US citizen*
In addition to tuition (up to a set amount and fees), Air Force ROTC scholarships come with a nontaxable monthly allowance (stipend) during the academic year, plus $900/year for textbooks. Even if you are not offered a scholarship, you can still receive the monthly stipend as a junior and senior cadet.
Effective 1 July 22, all AFROTC scholarships awarded in any program during FY22 and activating in FY23, may be converted to a housing benefit of $10K/year. The benefit is for room expense only and does not cover board (meals). Please contact our office for more specific details.
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For the latest information on scholarship eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the Air Force ROTC scholarships page.
SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED FOR AFROTC PROGRAMS
1. High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) - HS students may apply: Senior Year (1 Jul - 31 Dec)
2. In College Scholarship Program (ICSP) - College students: freshman/sophomore year, must participate in AFROTC for >1 semester
TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED