Air Force ROTC
For high school students and graduates
Air Force ROTC offers high school graduates four- and three-year scholarships:
- Type 1 – pays full college tuition, most fees and an annual textbook allowance. Approximately 5 percent of our four-year scholarship winners will be offered a Type-1 scholarship (mostly in Computer, Electrical and Environmental Engineering).
- Type 2 – pays college tuition and most fees up to $18,000 and an annual textbook allowance. Approximately 10 percent of our four-year scholarship winners will be offered a Type-2 scholarship (mostly in technical fields, those fields mainly related to careers in the Air Force that have a scientific basis such as engineering, chemistry and meteorology, and that the Air Force considers a need for its officers.) If a student attends an institution where the tuition exceeds $18,000, then he/she pays the difference. All three-year scholarships are Type 2.
- Type 7 – pays full college tuition, fees and an annual textbook allowance but the student must attend a college/university where the tuition is less than $9,000 per year OR a public college/university in which the student qualifies for the in-state tuition rate.
All Air Force ROTC scholarship recipients and /or contracted cadets receive a nontaxable monthly stipend ranging from $300 to $500 and an annual textbook allowance of $900. For more information, click here.
The Commander’s Leadership Scholarship (CLS)
This scholarship is based largely upon the cadet’s leadership qualities. This is a Type 2 scholarship. Three of these scholarships are provided per year.
In-College Scholarship Program
This is a highly competitive scholarship program aimed primarily at college freshmen and sophomores in any major. It awards Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 (yearly tuition capped at $9,000 plus annual textbook allowance) and Type 6 (yearly tuition capped at $3,000 plus textbook allowance) scholarships. For more information, click here.
Express Scholarship Program
This program is designed to meet Air Force ROTC officer production requirements in specific fields of study. This program awards Type 1 scholarships and an annual textbook allowance. For more information, click here.
Educational Delay Law Program
This is a three-year program for officers commissioned through Air Force ROTC who want to delay their entry on active duty to study law. For more information, click here.
Graduate Law Program
This is a two-year Air Force ROTC program for law students. For more information, click here.
Army ROTC has scholarships available for college-bound high school students as well as for students already attending a college or university. These scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.
Army ROTC scholarships consist of:
- Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
- Full-tuition scholarships
- Currently Elon University provides room and board at no charge to Army ROTC Scholarship recipients
- Additional allowances for books and fees
Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:
- First year, $300 per month
- Second year, $350 per month
- Third year, $450 per month
- Fourth year, $500 per month
This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (third and fourth years).