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 June 1st of their junior year and December 1st 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.
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 $600 per year for textbooks. Air Force ROTC scholarships cannot pay for room and board. Even if you are not offered a scholarship, you can still receive the monthly stipend as a junior and senior cadet.
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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 Jun - 1 Dec)
2. In College Scholarship Program (ICSP) - College students: Freshman/Sophomore year, must participate in AFROTC for >1 semester
TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED