Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1000 campuses across the country that prepares young men and women to become leaders in the Air Force. But it's also so much more. You will grow as an individual both mentally and physically while developing lifelong friendships. It's an opportunity to acquire strong leadership skills that will benefit you as an Air Force officer and in corporate America. And it's an opportunity to pay for school through scholarships. Plus unlike many college students, you'll have a position waiting for you after graduation at one of the top high-tech organizations in the world - the U.S. Air Force.
The many benefits that come from being in Air Force ROTC also come with a commitment to serve. College sophomores on an AFROTC scholarship, as well as college juniors who are in AFROTC but not on scholarship, agree to serve in the U.S. Air Force following graduation with an opportunity to enter as an officer. And if grad school is in your plans, not to worry. You will be eligible for tuition assistance to help you pursue your graduate degree once you enter the Air Force.
Why enter the corporate world on the ground floor when you can land a management position right out of school in the U.S. Air Force? After completing the AFROTC program and graduating from college, you'll join the Air Force as an officer with the opportunity to lead others in your career field. As an officer in the Air Force, you can expect an excellent starting salary plus additional allowances, as well as free medical and dental insurance, 30 days of vacation a year and a substantial retirement plan. But more importantly, you will grow as a person and a leader.
Because a lot is expected from students in Air Force ROTC, there are certain admission requirements:
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA (2.5 if on scholarship).
- Attend a college that offers AFROTC.
- Enroll in AFROTC as an elective.
- Be in good physical shape.
- Have high moral character.
Air Force ROTC can help you with the rising costs of college education with an array of full or partial scholarships that cover tuition and fees. Recipients also receive $900 a year for books and extra spending money so you can concentrate on your studies instead of how to pay for them.