Applications are invited for Air Force scholarships available for High School senior students. There are three different types of scholarships: Type 1—Pays full college tuition, most fees and a book allowance; Type 2—Pays college tuition and most fees up to $18,000 and a book allowance; Type 7—Pays college tuition up to the equivalent of a public school’s in-state rate and a book allowance. All four-year scholarships activate in the fall of freshman year. All three-year scholarships activate in the fall of sophomore year. The only three-year type of scholarship offered is Type 2. All three-year scholarship designees must complete AFROTC training during their freshman year in order to retain eligibility to activate their scholarships at the start of their sophomore year.
Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in all academic majors necessary to meet Air Force needs. The most highly desired majors for AFROTC cadets are electrical engineering, computer engineering, meteorology, nuclear physics and nuclear engineering. Scholarship applicants selecting these majors might receive priority in the scholarship selection process. Technical scholarship offers are awarded at a rate of approximately 80 percent, followed by foreign language majors. Very few foreign language nontechnical scholarships are awarded. Students can apply for scholarships in the following categories: Technical Majors (Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Operations Research and Physics), Foreign Language Majors (Arabic, Balochi, Chinese, Amoy, Chinese, Cantonese, Chinese, Mandarin, Chinese, Wu, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Pashto-Afghan, Persian-Afghan, Persian-Iranian, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Turkish, Turkmen and Urdu) and All other majors (Accounting, Administration, Mass Communications, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Cyberspace Security, Economics, Finance, Information Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems, Management, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Quantitative Methods, Sociology, Space Ops, Statistics and Telecommunications).
Course Level: Three year scholarships are for sophomore and four year scholarships are available for freshman. All three-year scholarship designees must complete AFROTC training during their freshman year in order to retain eligibility to activate their scholarships at the start of their sophomore year.
Scholarship Provider: US Air Force ROTC
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
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-Academic Requirement: To be eligible for scholarship consideration, you must achieve an SAT composite of 1180 (math and critical reading portions only) or ACT composite of 26 and attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Civil Involvement and drug use disclosure: AFROTC policy is to withdraw the scholarship offer to High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) winners who failed to disclose all civil involvements and drug or alcohol abuse that occurred prior to the HSSP interview. These scholarships are considered to be obtained under fraudulent circumstances since the student failed to obtain the required waiver. AFROTC policy is to withdraw scholarship offers to students who use illegal drugs after being briefed on the Air Force drug and alcohol policy during the interview.
-Physical Requirement: Before you are eligible for the scholarship interview, you must complete the Physical Fitness Assessment (which consists of three events: crunches, push-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 prior to 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-US 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 younger sibling, etc.), please contact the nearest Air Force ROTC detachment admissions representative for dependent care plan information.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of USA can apply for these Air force scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Air Force ROTC scholarships cover your tuition and most lab fees. Also, you’ll receive an annual textbook allowance and up to a $500 spending cash monthly stipend. A variety of full and partial scholarships are available, and certain scholarships have specific requirements. There are three different types of scholarships, and the application process is the same for all of them.
Type 1—Pays full college tuition, most fees and a book allowance. Approximately five percent of our four-year scholarships are Type 1—mostly in technical fields as deemed needed by the Air Force (careers with a scientific basis such as engineering, chemistry and meteorology).
Type 2—Pays college tuition and most fees up to $18,000 and a book allowance. Approximately 15 percent of our four-year scholarship winners will be offered a Type 2 scholarship (again, mostly in technical fields). If a student attends an institution where the tuition exceeds $18,000 per year, then he/she pays the difference.
Type 7—Pays college tuition up to the equivalent of a public school’s in-state rate and a book allowance. If a student receives a Type 7 offer, but wishes to attend a college/university where they do not qualify under the guidelines, the student can convert the four-year Type 7 scholarship to a three-year Type 2 scholarship. You cannot activate a Type 7 scholarship at a non qualifying school and pay the difference.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Three and four-year scholarships are available. All four-year scholarships activate in the fall of your freshman year. All three-year scholarships activate in the fall of your sophomore year. The only three-year type of scholarship offered is Type 2. All three-year scholarship designees must complete AFROTC training during their freshman year in order to retain eligibility to activate their scholarships at the start of their sophomore year.
What does it cover? Air Force scholarships can help you prepare for your future while you get the most out of your college experience.
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.
Three-year scholarship recipients will not receive any benefits until the beginning of their sophomore year.
Selection Criteria: A selection board made up of senior Air Force Officers will evaluate your record and interview to determine whether or not you will be offered a scholarship. They are considering your overall potential and the “whole person” concept, specifically evaluating the following criteria:
-Leadership and work experience
Results from your personal interview
Notification: Not Known
Online Application: The mode of applying is online. Once you have applied, you must download, complete and upload required forms to website.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2014.