As one of the eight U.S. uniformed services, the United States Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces, initially formed as a part of the United States Army. The United States Air Force was later established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces in the month of September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. In its ways of supporting and advancing education, the US Air force is accepting applications for different scholarships programs for the year 2021.
1. Highly Desired Majors Scholarship
Air Force ROTC offers scholarships to eligible students who intend to or are currently enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program while a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree. While there are no specific academic major requirements, scholarships are merit-based, therefore students pursuing a technical major may receive priority in the selection process.
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Architectural Engineering
- Astronautical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences
- Nuclear Engineering
- Nuclear Physics
- Operations Research
Pre-Med, Nursing & Other Medical-related Majors
If you are applying for one of these majors, you will compete for a nontechnical scholarship. If you receive and activate a scholarship in one of these majors, you are not guaranteed that specialty upon commissioning. You will be required to compete on the designation boards to receive designation in that specialty. The designation guarantees you will enter that specialty upon commissioning. If you are not selected on one of these boards, you will retain your scholarship, but you will be commissioned into the Air Force as a line officer and placed into a specialty based on the needs of the Air Force.
2. High School Scholarship Types
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.
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 $9,000 per semester or $6,000 per quarter.
Type 2 selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
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.
Students offered a Type 7 scholarship will be given the option to convert their scholarship to a three-year Type 2 scholarship that can be used at out-of-state or private schools. A three-year Type 2 scholarship will start during the sophomore year of school.
3. In-college Scholarship Program
If you’re already in college, you can still experience the benefits of joining Air Force ROTC. In addition to detachment-specific scholarship opportunities, freshman and sophomore students may be eligible for the In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP). The program awards scholarships based on merit during two selection phases (fall and spring semesters). Note: AFROTC Scholarships do not cover room and board.
Reserved for Commanders’ In-College Scholarships (CICS) offered to cadets pursuing a technical major. It pays 100 percent tuition and authorized fees at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Selectees also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
This is awarded to all cadets selected through the In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) and pays up to $18,000 per year in college tuition 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. Selectees will also receive a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend.
If you’re interested in becoming a nurse, Air Force ROTC offers the Nursing Scholarship Program on a competitive basis to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. Applicants must be accepted to a nursing program at a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Closing Date : January 2021
Application Link: https://www.afrotc.com/apply