AFROTC Scholarships

posted Nov 6, 2017, 12:26 PM by Keri Miles
AFROTC offers an excellent scholarship program for highly qualified high schools seniors. Many of these scholarships pay full tuition. All of the scholarships include a $600 annual textbook allowance and a tax-free monthly stipend of $300-500 during the academic year.

The scholarship application period runs from June 1st through December 1st annually (apply online at Competition is based on the whole-person concept. Currently, the most highly desired majors are electrical engineering, computer engineering, meteorology, nuclear physics, and nuclear engineering. You can apply for scholarships in any major; however, scholarship applicants selecting technical and foreign language majors may receive priority as they are critical to the mission of the Air Force.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
-SAT composite of 1180 (math and critical reading) or
-ACT composite of 26
-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
-Complete the PFA (physical fitness assessment)

As an AFROTC cadet, you may pursue any of the academic opportunities available at your school. Along with your other university courses, you enroll in two AFROTC courses per quarter (or semester) through the Department of Aerospace Studies. One of these courses is the academic portion of the curriculum, while the other isa Leadership Laboratory. There are 145 schools that host
aerospace studies departments, and over 1100 additional schools that have "cross-town" agreements for their students to attend AFROTC at the nearest host school. These courses, along with a 23-day summer course (Field Training), provide the framework for your officer training.

General Military Course: 
The first two years of the program, the General Military Course (GMC), consists of one hour of classroom work and two hours of Leadership Laboratory each week. These one-credit classes are designed to improve you communication skills and introduce you to how the Air Force is structured, what it means to be an officer, Air Force history, and military customs and courtesies. This is an opportunity for students to try out the program with no obligation (for those not on an ROTC scholarship).

To enroll in the GMC, you must be:
-A full-time student at a participating school
-At least 14 years old (17 for scholarship recipients)
-In good physical condition
-Of good moral character

Professional Officer Course: 
After completing the GMC portion students must meet certain requirements if they wish to be considered for entry into the last two years of the program, the Professional Officer Course (POC). Factors such as grade point average, unit commander evaluation, and aptitude test scores determine if the candidate has officer potential. After selection, before entering the POC, you must successfully complete a 23-day summer field-training exercise at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

The POC consists of two hours of classroom work and two hours of Leadership Laboratory each week. All students who enroll in the POC receive a monthly, non-taxable $300-500 allowance, whether they are on scholarship or not.

To enroll in the POC, you must also be:
-Be a United States citizen
-Be at least 18 years old (17 with parental consent)
-Be physically qualified
-Have two academic years remaining
-Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test
-Complete Field Training
-Have a 2.0 GPA or higher

For more information, see the attached packet.  
*Note, to see attachments you must view the announcement through Mrs. Miles' website.

Keri Miles,
Nov 6, 2017, 12:26 PM