U.S. Air Force: ROTC Scholarships

U.S. Air Force: ROTC Scholarships

October 22, 2019 4 By Ronny Jaskolski


Scholarships are a huge part of Air Force
ROTC. There are multiple ways to get an Air Force ROTC scholarship. You can get
one out of high school. You can get one while you’re in college, or you can get
one straight out of the enlisted ranks. I heard about Air Force ROTC going to
different college fairs or air shows and then seeing the Air Force around and so
I just, you know, googled the website went on there and saw the had the whole tab
for scholarships. It really gave me all the information I needed to see the
different types of scholarships, how to apply, when to apply, and what I needed to
do to get ready for that. I got the high school scholarship, so all of my tuition
wherever I decided to to go was paid for and covered by the Air Force. It really
took the burden or a lot of the stress of college out of it because the only
thing I had to worry about was my grades then. I didn’t have to worry about
working and taking time away from my academic studies. When I got to college I
didn’t know that there was also in-college scholarships. In my case I have
an in-college commander’s scholarship. The day that I got my scholarship was
arguably one of the best days I’ve had ever. I knew that I wanted to be
competitive for a scholarship as soon as I got here to help me with my schooling,
and it certainly took a huge load off of myself and my mother. It’s changed our
lives. My scholarship is called the scholarship
for outstanding Airmen to ROTC. I ended up enlisting in the Air Force and then
after three and a half years I was awarded a scholarship. I worked really
hard for the scholarship. It allowed me to go to school full-time and basically
graduating as an officer. Part of accepting a scholarship is
committing to the Air Force. You can apply without knowing that
you’re going to commit right away because if you receive it you can choose
to accept it or deny it, so I would say, even if it’s just a thought,
that you want to join in Force ROTC, go ahead and apply. Start that process
immediately because in the end you’ll be glad that you did it.