AFJROTC Scholarships and Opportunities

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    High School Graduation Pathway

    AFJROTC qualifies as a Career Technical Education Pathway for high school graduation.  Cadets on a CTE/Military pathway can take the ASVAB in lieu of state testing.  

    Enlisted Ranks

    One or two additional enlisted ranks for Army, Navy, Air Force depending on years served in JROTC (2 or more years); one enlisted rank for Marines.  This is equivalent to an extra $359-$465/month base pay or up to $5600/year.  Click to view the pay charts.

    Flight Academy Scholarship

    The Air Force JROTC Flight Academy, Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship program, is an approximately 8-week summer aviation training program, conducted at partnering universities nationwide. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Private Pilot’s Certification. The Flight Academy is intended to inspire and encourage high school youth toward aviation careers.

    Air Commando Association

    The Air Commando Association is offering two separate scholarships to AFJROTC and CAP college bound cadets.

    The Ray Bourque Service and Lt Col Dave Krebs High Flight scholarships are for senior cadets’ use after their high school graduation and must be applied for by 30 March of their graduation year. The Air Commando Association Scholarship Committee will announce the winner by 30 April of the same year.

    The Ray Bourque scholarship in the amount of $2,000 and the Lt Col Dave Krebs High Flight scholarship in the amount of $4,000 are to be spent on college expenses according to cadet eligibility requirements.

    We are requesting members of the ACA please share the scholarship link (below) with any high school graduating senior in AFJROTC or the CAP so they may complete their applications by 30 March.

    Air Force Academy (or Army/Navy/Coast Guard)

    Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy receive a world-class education that prepares them for careers as leaders working for the most advanced air and space forces in the world. As pilots and engineers, cyber specialists, and space operations officers, they’re able to make an immediate impact and shape the future of this country. Cadets incur a 5-year service commitment (or 10 years after receiving pilot wings).
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    • Future Falcons Program
    If you are currently in high school or are about to start, you can register for our Future Falcons Program.
    Once registered, you will be informed by email of any updates to the admission process. You will also receive invitations to all United States Air Force Academy outreach events such as online admission process webinars and local U.S. Air Force Academy information meetings.

    Falcon Foundation Scholarship

    The Falcon Foundation provides a limited number of highly-motivated young people the opportunity to sharpen their skills for admission to USAFA by providing scholarships at a College or Preparatory School especially selected for this purpose.
    The Falcon Foundation recognized that many deserving young people, with outstanding potential for an Academy education and a desire for an Air Force career, needed additional academic preparation prior
    to cadet appointment. The competition for an Academy appointment is intense and those who have not had the best educational opportunities may need to prepare more thoroughly to compete for admission.
    The Falcon Foundation endeavors to meet this need within its means through its sustaining program of annual scholarship grants.

    AFROTC Scholarships (Army/Navy have similar programs)

    TYPE 1
    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.
    TYPE 2
    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.
    TYPE 7
    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.
    Note: AFROTC Scholarships do not cover room and board (except J-100 scholarships).
    After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective trainings. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.

    J-100 AFROTC Character in Leadership Scholarship

    The J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship, or The J-100 for short, provides 100 cadets a four-year scholarship with benefits including four years 100% paid tuition, in addition to university-owned/on-campus housing fees ($10,000 max per year), a book stipend, and the standard AFROTC cadet stipend. The scholarship can be used at any AFROTC host or crosstown university. There are no
    specific degree requirements, but cadets who desire to potentially enter the USSF may want to consider pursuing technical degrees. Accepting the scholarship will result in a cadet being required to enroll in AFROTC and pursue an officer commission.

    Cyber Academy Scholarship

    AFJROTC cadets can attend a Cyber college course at select public/private universities during the summer. Selected cadets are identified through a competitive, multi-phased, boarding process. Each scholarship funds one college course which will award approximately three college credit hours upon successful completion. Additionally, the scholarship “may” (depending on the university, which is yet to be determined) provide cadets an opportunity to test for Cyber or IT industry certifications. The course duration, depending on the university, may vary from 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants must be current sophomore, junior, or senior AFJROTC cadets (active or reserve status) who understand they are volunteering for a scholarship to a public/private university. There is no military service commitment or obligation, nor does program completion signify acceptance to military service, ROTC scholarship, or military academy appointment. Applicants must obtain a minimum fitness assessment score of 50 and have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) to be nominated. Finally, applicants should have a strong interest in Cyber or IT, a strong academic record, and, of course, a “never-quit” attitude.

    Air Force Association

    Numerous scholarships ranging from $1000 - $10,000

    Air Force Memorial Foundation

     The AMF conducts scholarship programs to financially assist the undergraduate studies of eligible dependents of military personnel. AMF/CMSAF/AFSA scholarships are valued from $1,000 to $5,000 to students age 23 or younger attending an accredited academic institution.


    • Unmarried child/adopted or stepchild of active duty, retired or veteran member of USAF, ANG or AFRC. No Officer dependents!
    • Must be age 23 years or younger and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • 12th-year high school student or full-time college undergraduate student
    • Enrolled/accepted to an accredited college/university
    • No membership requirements on the part of the applicant or sponsor
    • Applicant must be dependent upon their parent or guardian for over 1/2 of his/her support

    Application Deadline

    Applications for the upcoming academic year are available between January 1 and March 31.

    DEADLINE: Completed application packages with all required documents must be submitted no later than March 31. After March 31, applications are ineligible for consideration. 

    Completed application packages with all required documents can be submitted here online, or by mail to: HQAMF at 5211 Auth Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. 

    If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact us online or by phone 800-638-0594, ext. 288.

    Scholarship Levels

    • $5,000 – Major General Alfred K. Flowers Scholarship 
    • $4,000 - Clyde V. Prince Memorial Scholarship
    • $2,500 - Academic Excellence Scholarship 
    • $2,000 - Richard Howard Scholarship
    • $2,000 - Julene Howard Memorial Scholarship
    • $2,000 – Sgt. James R. Seal Memorial Scholarships
    • $2,000 - Academic Excellence Scholarships 
    • $1,500 - Academic Excellence Scholarships (two awarded each year)
    • $1,000 - USAA Academic Excellence Scholarships to Air Force Applicants (three awarded each year) 
    • $1,000 - USAA Academic Excellence Scholarships to Space Force Applicants (three awarded each year)

    Alexandria Lian Reed Academic Excellence Scholarship

    Valued at $24,600 (two years) 60 hours - can be used towards an associate or bachelor's degree): The Alexandria Lian Reed Academic Excellence Scholarship is presented to a student in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership qualities throughout their JROTC tenure; the student shows great potential for increased leadership roles. In addition, the individual is dedicated to continuous self-improvement, developing others, school, and community.


    • Graduating Senior in a JROTC Program
    • 3.0 Grade point average
    • Eligible to attend college/university

    Submission Requirements

    1. Application
    2. Biography
    3. Official Unit Photo (5x7 head and shoulder)
    4. Letter of Recommendation from the unit's Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI)
    5. Essay on: Goals and Aspirations
      • 2 Pages minimum, 3 pages maximum not including title page (title page only includes name, Directorate and date)
      • 12-point font
      • Double spaced

     How to Apply for the Alexandria Lian Reed Academic Excellence Scholarship

     Step 1

    Complete sections A-H of the fillable PDF Application Package PDF [193KB].

     Step 2

    Sign and date application upon completion.

     Step 3

    All applicants must include an official transcript of their grades. High school graduates must include all grades from 9th-12th grades. If applicant has transferred schools, transcript(s) from previous school(s) MUST be included. The unweighted (4.0 scale) cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher. NOTE: If your school uses a weighted GPA scale, it is the applicant’s responsibility to have the weighted GPA converted to a 4.0 unweighted GPA. Packets received with a weighted GPA will not be eligible.

     Step 4

    All applicants must include a letter of recommendation from the Unit’s Senior Aerospace

    Science Instructor (SASI). The letter must be on official school stationary with an ORIGINAL signature.

     Step 5

    The applicants must include a double-spaced, typed one-page personal biography.

     Step 6

    All applicants must include an official Unit Photo (5x7 head and shoulder).

     Step 7

    All applicants must include a double-spaced, 12-point font, typed 2-page minimum, 3 pages maximum, not including title page (title page only includes name, Directorate and date) Essay on: “Goals and Aspirations.”

     Step 8

    If submitting application by mail, include two self-addressed, stamped, blank postcards. One will be sent to the applicant acknowledging receipt of package; the other will be sent notifying the applicant of non-selection. Persons selected for scholarships will be notified by email and will be listed in the AFSA SERGEANTS magazine.

     Step 9

    You must sign these instructions and attach it to your application. You can download and sign these INSTRUCTIONS and the required application (see sidebar). AFTER JANUARY 1, Completed application packages with all required documents can be submitted here online, or by mail to:

     AMF/CMSAF/AFSA Scholarship Program

    5211 Auth Road

    Suitland, Maryland 20746

     Step 10

    The completed application package must reach AFSA Headquarters no later than MARCH 31 for the coming academic year.

     Step 11

    If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact the AMF Assistant Secretary here online, or by phone 800-638-0594, ext. 288

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    Dan Nielsen
    Colonel, USAF (retired)

    Tim Tyvan
    Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (retired)