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Air Force ROTC can help ease the burden of many financial difficulties – and best of all you won’t owe money after college. Don’t get stuck working to pay your way through school, or take out loans that you’ll spend the next 20 years of your life paying back.

What kind of high school scholarships do we offer?

Our scholarships are offered in either 4-year or 3-year lengths. Our 4-year scholarships are activated in the fall of the freshman year while our 3-year scholarships are activated in the fall of the sophomore year.

Our three types are:

> Type 1 – which pays full college tuition, most lab fees and $510/year for books. Approximately 5 percent of our 4-year scholarship winners will be offered a Type-1 scholarship (mostly in Electrical Engineering and Meteorology).

> Type 2 – which pays college tuition and most lab fees up to $15,000 and pays $510/year for books. Approximately 10 percent of our 4-year scholarship winners will be offered a Type-2 scholarship (mostly in technical fields). If a student attends an institution where the tuition exceeds $15,000 then he/she pays the difference. All 3-year scholarships are Type-2.

> Type 7 – which pays full college tuition and most lab fees, but the student MUST attend a college/university where the tuition is less than $9,000 per year. These students also receive $510/year for books.

Air Force ROTC scholarships aren't activated until the student enlists in the Obligated Reserve Section of the Air Force Reserve, signs a contract, and passes the medical, moral, fitness, and physical qualifications for enlistment and contracting. Scholarship benefits are not payable until 45 days after the start of the fall term.

In addition, all scholarship recipients receive a nontaxable stipend of at least $250 per month during the school year.

Air Force ROTC scholarships cannot pay for room and board.

What majors are eligible for this program?

Air Force ROTC offers scholarships in academic majors needed to meet the needs of the Air Force.

Scholarships in our in-college programs are open to any major.

Scholarships in our high school program are open to any major, but are offered in the following proportions:

> 25 percent of the high school scholarship offers will be made in Electrical Engineering and Meteorology.

> 50 percent of the high school scholarship offers will be made in the following majors:

  • Architecture
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Foreign Languages/Foreign Area Studies

>  25 percent of the high school scholarship offers will be made in all other majors.



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