Air Force ROTC Scholarship

What if you didn’t have to worry about how to pay for college? Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships that will help relieve the financial burden of your college education. That way, you can focus on preparing for your future. Air Force ROTC’s program is structured to foster the work ethic and principles that will help students not only succeed in school but also prepare them for life as exceptional citizens and members of the U.S. Air Force. All scholarship cadets receive the monthly stipend is $300 for freshmen, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors and $500 for seniors.

Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. It prepares you to become an Air Force Officer while earning a college degree.


To be eligible for scholarship consideration:

• You must achieve a SAT composite of 1180 on tests taken before March 2016 (math and critical reading portions only) or ACT composite of 26
• Applicant must also attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. There are no waivers or exceptions to this.
• Before you are eligible for the scholarship interview, you must complete the Physical Fitness Assessment (which consists of three events: crunches, push-ups, pull-ups and a 1.5-mile run) and submit the Letter of Certification. If you are offered an Air Force ROTC scholarship, you must pass the Physical Fitness Test before the end of your first semester of college

To be eligible for the scholarship interview, you must meet the following requirements:

• Be a United States citizen or be able to obtain citizenship by the last day of the first term of your freshman year (for four-year offers) or the first term of your sophomore year (for three-year offers). Activation cannot occur before obtaining citizenship. Also, if you receive a scholarship and possess dual citizenship, you cannot activate a scholarship or be contracted until you renounce your non-U.S. citizenship
• Graduate from a high school or have an equivalent certificate
• Be 17 years old prior to scholarship activation
• Be under 31 years old as of December 31 of the year you will be commissioned
• You cannot be enrolled full-time at a college or university (except for joint high school/college programs).
• If you are the sole provider for another person (e.g., single parent, guardian for a younger sibling, etc.), contact the nearest Air Force ROTC detachment admissions representative for dependent care plan information

How to Apply:

For applying the Air Force ROTC scholarship, you must register through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

• Counselor Certification/Copy of Transcript (unofficial or official copy with ninth–11th grades only)
• Extracurricular Activity Sheet
• Physical Fitness Test
• SAT and/or ACT scores and GPA must be submitted by January 12, 2017.
Award Amount:
• Stipends: Each semester, scholarship recipients receive stipends to cover tuition and fees, books and other expenses and extra spending money.
• Living Expenses: Upon activation, all scholarship cadets receive a monthly living expenses stipend during the academic year. Currently, the monthly stipend is $300 for freshmen, $350 for sophomores, $450 for juniors and $500 for seniors.
• Travel Expenses: All high school scholarship recipients are authorized to have their travel expenses covered from their home to their Air Force ROTC detachment. They will receive reimbursement approximately 30 days after the start of school.

Application Deadline:

You can submit your completed application packet on or before December 1, 2016.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

Whether you just have some questions, you can call at 866-423-7682.

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