Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program

Air Force ROTC can help students with the high cost of getting a degree. As an Air Force ROTC cadet, students are entitled to many benefits.

  • Up to $15,000 per academic year to cover tuition, lab, and incidental fees;
    $750 for textbooks; and $250-$400 a month tax-free allowance
  • Free Air Force uniforms and textbooks
  • Management training and opportunities to apply leadership principles
  • At most schools, academic credit for Air Force ROTC classes
  • Travel on military aircraft on a space-available basis for students on Air Force ROTC scholarships or in the Professional Officer course

In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP)

The Air Force ROTC In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) is a highly competitive scholarship program aimed primarily at college freshmen and sophomores in ANY MAJOR. Detachment commanders nominate and rank/order cadets in their program using the 'whole-person' concept. All ICSP scholarships activate the following fall term.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Scholarships are available for any Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, or Spelman student. The objective of the HBCU scholarship program is to encourage outstanding HBCU students to enroll in the Air Force ROTC program. To compete for the scholarship, students must:

  • be full-time,
  • be physically and medically qualified,
  • have at least a 2.5 GPA, and
  • meet all other eligibility criteria.

Depending on the situation, HBCU scholarships can be activated in the same term.

Foreign Language Express Scholarship

Foreign Language Express scholarships provide preapproved scholarships to individuals in certain areas of study for which the United States Air Force projects a critical need in a few years. Scholarships in these areas are guaranteed if students meet all minimum requirements. Air Force ROTC provides an outstanding opportunity for students to receive a three-, or two-year scholarship. Depending on the situation, Foreign Language scholarships can be activated in the same term. In order to receive an Express Scholarship students must be in one of the areas of study: Arabic, Chinese, Persian-Iranian/Persian-Afghan, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Pashtu, Russian, Turkish, Urdu/Punjabi, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Cambodian, Hausa, Kazakh, Kurdish, Malay, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili, Thai, Uighur, Uzbek, or Vietnamese.

Nursing Scholarships

Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarships for nursing students that cover most tuition, books, and lab fees. The goal of the Nursing scholarships is to allow nursing students to complete their degree debt-free, while acquiring valuable resource knowledge about the Air Force and become part of the Air Force's medical staff. Air Force nurses may enter in any number of different nursing fields including clinical nurse, operating room nurse, flight nurse, or nurse anesthetist. Depending on the situation, Nursing scholarships can be activated in the same term.

Pre-Health Professions and Armed Forces Health Professions Program

A Pre-Health Professions Program designation is offered to encourage students to earn commissions through Air Force ROTC and continue their education in medical or osteopathic school. You must apply before the end of the sophomore year. The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program provides up to four years of medical school and it covers tuition and fees, textbooks. It also pays the student a taxable monthly allowance of $938. Students accepted to the graduate-level health professions school, will be granted the scholarship and transferred into the Air Force Medical Corps. Armed Forces Health Professions scholarship participants incur an additional active-duty service commitment.

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