Scholarships

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HSSP

High School Scholarship Program

In-College

Scholarship Program

Foreign Language Scholarship?

Since the Air Force places great value in language skills, they have identified certain colleges and institutions that have outstanding foreign language programs (such as study abroad or activities that lead to greater levels of proficiency). Visit THE LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP SITE, or the PROJECT GO SITE to learn more.

If you apply as a high school student as a foreign language major you will not be guaranteed, but for the 2020/2021/2022 years the Air Force is trying to fill Foregin Language applicants so there are a lot of Full Tuition covered scholarships availble to qualified applicants.

Nursing Scholarship?

High School Scholarship applicants
If you are applying for one of these majors, you will compete for a nontechnical scholarship, view the ICSP type 2 scholarship. It covers up to $18,000 in tuition coverage. 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.

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).

OVERVIEW

The Air Force offers nurses experiences and opportunities that few people outside of the military will ever have. As an Air Force nurse, you might be saving lives at 30,000 feet in air as a flight nurse or working in a field hospital at a deployed location supporting front-line troops. Lock down your slot in the Air Force Nursing Corps by competing for a nursing allocation, typically two to three years prior to graduation.

AFROTC offers qualified individuals the chance to compete for scholarships that pay up to full tuition and fees, plus a monthly stipend and a yearly book allowance. High school students interested in nursing can apply for scholarships via the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP). Current nursing students can compete for scholarships through the In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) or may qualify for a nursing scholarship. Contact your local AFROTC detachment for detailed eligibility requirements and application details.

REQUIREMENTS

To compete for a nursing allocation, an applicant must meet the following

requirements:


  1. Be enrolled full-time in a school offering AFROTC and be accepted into a four-year nursing degree program that grants Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees and that is properly accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

  2. Maintain the minimum grade point average required by the school’s nursing program

  3. Be physically qualified as determined by a medical examination

  4. Pass the Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)

  5. Be a U.S. citizen

  6. Additionally, all AFROTC nursing graduates must pass the NCLEX within six months of graduation and receive their nursing license before being allowed to commission and enter the Air Force Nursing Corps.



Medical School Scholarship?

High School Scholarship applicants
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.

OVERVIEW

AFROTC offers the opportunity for 25 qualified cadets per year to earn medical school scholarships through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP) or the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). AFROTC cadets selected for the Prehealth Designator are guaranteed sponsorship through one of these programs if they are accepted into an accredited medical school or USUHS prior to commissioning.

REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for the Prehealth Designator, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

• Have a least a 3.5 cumulative college GPA

• Be awarded an AFROTC Prehealth Enrollment Allocation (normally awarded between the sophomore and junior years)

• Agree to accept an Armed Forces Health Professional Scholarship or attend USUHS

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Qualified AFROTC cadets may compete for the Prehealth Designator two years prior to their date of commissioning. Nominations are processed by the detachment staff and submitted to HQ/AFROTC for consideration. The Prehealth Designator is NOT an undergraduate scholarship program.

AFROTC cadets can apply to the medical corps through either the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP), which involves attending a civilian Medical School or the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUSHS). Each year HQ AFROTC identifies Pre-Health Cadets to enter their Pre-Health program. Applications are submitted one year prior to commissioning (typically a student’s junior year of college).

The AFHPSP pays for up to four years of medical school to selected AFROTC Prehealth cadets upon their commissioning. Commissionees are assigned to the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and are commissioned in the Air Force Reserve Medical Services Corps as Second Lieutenants. AFHPSP pays for tuition, books, laboratory and incidental fees, and rental equipment costs. It does not pay for room and board. However, students will receive a taxable monthly allowance. Students serve four 45-day active duty training tours over the course of medical school. During these tours, they receive active duty pay and allowances.

To qualify for the AFHPSP, students must:

• Be accepted into an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school leading to the award of a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) inside the U.S. or Puerto Rico

• Sign a contract to complete the educational phase and accept reappointment or designation in the appropriate health profession

• Participate in the Joint Services Graduate Medical Education Selection Board and enter graduate medical education as selected and directed by the Air Force

• Participate in annual training at a military location for 45 days each year

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUSHS) The USUHS is a Department of Defense (DOD) medical school that serves students from all branches of the armed services. AFROTC cadets accepted to enroll in USUHS are assigned to the USUHS campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Upon arrival at the USUHS, they are re-commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Medical Services Corps and are considered to be on active duty while attending medical school. They receive active duty pay and allowances.

To qualify for the USUHS, students must:

• Be accepted into the USUHS

• Sign a contract to complete the educational phase of USUHS

• Participate in the Joint Services Graduate Medical Education Selection Board and enter graduate medical education as selected and directed by the Air Force at an active duty location

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is located on the grounds of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland – a suburb of Washington, D.C. – and is the nation’s only federal school of medicine, graduate school of nursing, postgraduate dental college and college of allied health science. The university’s close proximity to the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center make it a unique location for medical education and research. Students attending USU can focus on their education without the worry of incurring debt. Medical students enter the University as commissioned officers in one of the four uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service. No prior service is required for admission to USU. Students pay no tuition or fees and, in fact, receive the full salary and benefits of a uniformed officer throughout their four years at the university inexchange for a seven-year active duty service commitment.*These benefits include free medical care for students and eligible family members, a housing allowance, and 30 days paid leave annually. Books and laboratory equipment are also furnished to students at no charge. USUHS will notify Physician Education of Pre-Health cadets selected to attend USUHS. Physician Education will send the appropriate detachment a contract package to be completed by the cadet. The Detachment will ensure the contract package is complete and returned to Physician Education by the established suspense date. Detachments will commission these individuals into the line of the Air Force upon completion of their undergraduate degree and reappoint them into the Medical Service Corps the next day. HQ AFPC/DP2LT will initiate appointment orders to include orders to enter active duty for medical school training Service Commitment:



Graduate School Scholarship?

Done on a case by case basis and the needs of the Air Force, sometimes there are opportunities in specific careers that will pay qualified Cadets and Officers to go to graduate school to get a specific degree.

This is the one case where you need to be in healthy communication with your cadre.

Essentially if you were to be granted a Graduate Degree scholarship, the Air Force would designate specific degrees they want to pay for. You would then go to graduate school to continue your education paid for by the Air Force. This completely seperate from AFROTC.

Enlisted Airmen Scholarships?

AIRMAN SCHOLARSHIP & COMMISSIONING PROGRAM

ASCP allows enlisted personnel to separate from active duty and receive a scholarship worth up to $18,000 per academic year while pursuing their undergraduate degree and a commission through Air Force ROTC.

Selectees will enroll in the Air Force ROTC program as a cadet and be full-time college students. Additionally, selectees receive an annual textbook allowance and a monthly stipend. Upon graduation and completion of the program, selectees will commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUTSTANDING AIRMEN TO ROTC

The SOAR program allows enlisted personnel to separate from active duty and receive a scholarship worth up to $18,000 per academic year while pursuing their undergraduate degree and a commission through Air Force ROTC.

Those selected will enroll in Air Force ROTC program as a cadet and be full-time college students. They will also receive an annual textbook allowance and a monthly stipend. Upon graduation and completion of the program, selectees will commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force


INCLUDED in both:

  • $900 textbook allowance per academic year

  • Monthly stipend increases based on an individual’s student status:

    • Freshman: $300

    • Sophomore: $350

    • Junior: $450

    • Senior: $500


Requirements:

Air Force ROTC cadets must complete all of their bachelor’s degree and commissioning requirements within four years. The time spent in school does not count toward total time in service.

Upon graduation and completion of the program, SOAR cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants and return to active duty for four years of service.


HOW TO APPLY

Airmen interested in applying for any of these programs must coordinate their application package through their base education office. The staff of the base education office must verify the data in sections 22–25 of the AF Form 56 and help with the Scholarship for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC (SOAR) routing procedures. There is only one selection board each year that meets in January. If selected, you will receive instructions and be required to provide additional documents. Visit the ECP PAGE for more information.

  • WAIVERS
    SOAR applicants must submit waivers to
    AFROTC.RRUE@US.AF.MIL for more information on waivers. between July 1 and August 1.
    Waivers for the Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Programs (ASCP) and Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program (POC-ERP) must be submitted to
    AFROTC.RRUE@US.AF.MIL with application NET September 1, NLT October 15.
    Visit the
    WAIVER PACKAGES PAGE for more information on how to apply for one.

  • JOINING AIR FORCE ROTC FROM OTHER ARMED SERVICES
    Members of other branches of the service wanting to join Air Force ROTC and pursue a commission as an Air Force officer may apply for POC-ERP or ASCP. You must first obtain a conditional release from your enlistment from your service’s personnel system and then meet the requirements for the program you are applying to: ASCP or POC-ERP.

  • QUESTIONS
    TO LEARN HOW TO OBTAIN A CONDITIONAL RELEASE FROM YOUR ENLISTMENT, CONTACT YOUR PERSONNEL OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE.



Electrical Engineer & Meteorology scholarship?

100% tuition coverage Express Scholarship program

For electrical engineers and meteorology there is a TYPE 1 full tuition covered scholarship. For more details look at Highschool scholarships and the type 1 details. If a cadet is awarded this scholarship they are locked into that degree and are not allowed to switch without losing the scholarship.