Many students work their way through college, or take out loans that they will spend the next 20 years of their lives paying 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 1 of their junior year and December 1 of their senior year. If you have missed this deadline and/or have already graduated from high school, you must be enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program before the Air Force will consider offering you a scholarship.
SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED FOR AFROTC PROGRAMS:
- High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) – HS students may apply: Senior Year (1 Jun – 1 Dec)
- Complete on-line applicationJun 1 – Dec 1 of your senior year
- 1240 SAT or 26 ACT
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)
- In College Scholarship Program (ICSP) – College students: Freshman/Sophomore year, must participate in AFROTC for > 1 semester
- See the website (opens in a new window) for more specifics and to apply
TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED
Type 1: Pays full (100 percent) college tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Type 1 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
Type 2: Pays up to $18,000 per year in college tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Scholarship payment is further capped at up to $9,000 per semester or up to $6,000 per quarter. Type 2 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
Note: At schools where tuition and authorized fees are over the scholarship cap, students are liable for the difference—even if the tuition is below the cap when the student starts at the school but then increases above the cap during the student’s academic program.
Type 7: Pays full (100 percent) college tuition and authorized fees (capped at the in-state tuition rate) at a public institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Type 7 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
Note: Type 7 selectees must attend a school where he/she qualifies for the in-state tuition rate. Type 7 selectees must not attend a higher-cost institution and pay the difference. If annual tuition and fees increase after the scholarship has been awarded due to inflation, AFROTC will continue to pay the full in-state amount. Type 7 selectees who choose to attend an out-of-state public institution or a private school can convert their scholarship to a Type 2 for a three-year academic term.