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I n t e g r i t y s e r v i c e e x c e l l e n c e

Air Education and Training Command


Sustaining the Combat Capability of America’s Air Force

Scholarship Programs (RRU)

10 April 2007

Captain Sonda Lee

Deputy Chief, Scholarships Branch

I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

Scholarship program 3 primary scholarship sources
Scholarship Program3 Primary Scholarship Sources

  • High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)

    • High School Seniors

    • All 4-year offers (some convert to 3-year offers)

  • In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP)

    • Competitive Programs (ICLS and ICSP Phases 1, 2, & 3)

    • Fully-Qualified programs (Express/NSP/HBCU/HSI/CTAS)

  • Enlisted Commissioning Programs (ECP)

    • Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program (ASCP)

    • Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC (SOAR)

    • Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program (POC-ERP)

    • Airman Education and Commissioning Program (AECP)


  • Why do we have a scholarship program?

    • Meet officer production needs in specific fields for the Air Force

  • Authorization: 10 U.S.C. 2107

    • Requires 50% to receive in-state tuition rate

    • Sets max at 4 years except in SAF-approved majors (5th year funding)

    • Sets maximum age limit (must be under age 31 on Dec 31 of commissioning year)

  • Side Note

    • Stipend is a military pay authorized by 37 U.S.C. 209 for contracted cadets—not a scholarship!

Scholarship program types
Scholarship ProgramTypes

NOTE: all scholarship cadets receive $750/year for textbooks

High school scholarship program hssp interviews

High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) Interviews

U.S. Air Force

I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

Briefers: Lt Col Dennis W. Millsap

Mr. Jack Sanders

Deadlines important dates dates subject to change
DEADLINES/IMPORTANT DATES (Dates subject to change)

  • 15 May Cycle begins

  • 1 Dec Final Date Applications (

  • 10-14 Dec Dec scholarship board

  • 31 Dec Last Date Applicants can Test (SAT/ACT)

  • Mid-Jan Last Date for Faxed Documents to HQ

  • End of March All Interviews Must be Completed

High school scholarship program target audience
High School Scholarship ProgramTarget Audience

  • High School Seniors

    • Targeting Technical Majors (70%)

    • Foreign Languages and Non-Technical Majors (30%)

  • High Academic Achievement

    • 1100 SAT

    • 24 ACT

    • 3.00 Unweighted GPA

    • Top of Class

    • Excel in AP/Honors Coursework

  • Strong Leadership Potential

    • Extra-curricular activities

    • Demonstrated communication skills (interview)

Reference only – normal

minimums to be competitive

High school scholarship program offers summary fy07 selection cycle
High School Scholarship ProgramOffers Summary – FY07 Selection Cycle

  • Starting College Fall 07

  • 11,894 Applicants

  • 1,665 Offers

    • 70% Tech

    • 30% Non-Tech

  • Scholarship Types

    • 5% Type 1

    • 25% Type 2

    • 70% Type 7

  • Average Selectee

    • 1239 SAT

    • 27.1 ACT

    • 3.71 GPA

    • Top 13% class standing

High school scholarship program eligibility requirements
High School Scholarship ProgramEligibility Requirements

  • Academics

    • SAT/ACT Scores

    • Unweighted GPA

    • AP Courses

    • Class Standing

  • Fitness

    • Physical Fitness Assessment

    • Height/Weight Check

  • Other

    • LAW: US Citizen at time of activation; 17+ years old at time of activation; commission before age 31

    • POLICY: no full-time college, no single parents

Academic Composite Score:

Formula considers these factors

Step 2 student becomes eligible
Step #2 Student becomes eligible

  • Applicants must fax to RRUC:

    • An original certifiedofficial high school transcript (grades 9th through 11th)

    • ACT or SAT test scores

    • Physical Fitness Assessment Letter of Certification

    • One-page resume

    • Extracurricular Activities Sheet

    • must be obtained and postmarked to the High School Scholarship Section by Jan, 2008

    • Highly recommended that all mail sent to the High School Scholarship Section be sent via return receipt mail

Step 3 det interviews
Step #3 Det Interviews

  • Start with a detachment tour

  • Put the applicant at ease

    • Best to start with hobbies/interests

  • Make sure to get the height/weight

  • Mom & Dad can sit in on the scholarship process discussion

  • Fill out the Form 35 and 23

  • Start with the resume and go from there

  • Follow the checklist in the Det Guide Book

Prior to activation
Prior to Activation

  • Become a citizen of the United States prior to scholarship activation

  • Graduate from a high school or have an equivalent certificate

  • Be at least 17 years old

  • Be under 31 years old

  • Prior to the fall academic term, cannot be enrolled full time at a college or a university except a the joint high school/college program

  • Cannot be a single parent--waivers may be requested from HQ

Selection stats cy05 06
Selection Stats (CY05-06)

  • Total Applications: 11,442

  • Total Eligible: 3,088

  • Total Offers: 1680

  • Type 1: 159

  • Type 2: 416

  • Type 7: 1105

Tips from the board
Tips from the Board

  • JROTC experience a plus

    • Leadership School

    • Upward progression in the cadet corps

  • Work Experience

  • Eagle Scout

  • American Legion (Boys’/Girls’ State)

  • CAP Camps/Awards

  • Capt of anything

  • President of organizations

  • We’re not just looking for members of organizations, but leaders

In college scholarship program two categories multiple programs
In-College Scholarship ProgramTwo Categories – Multiple Programs

  • Competitive

    • ICLS

    • ICSP Phases 1, 2, & 3

  • Fully Qualified

    • Express Scholarship Program (CE, EE)

      • Foreign Language Express (FLEX)—”strong-hold” languages only

    • Nurse Scholarship Program (NSP)

    • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship Program

      • Enhanced HBCU Scholarship Program

    • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Scholarship Program

      • Enhanced HSI Scholarship Program

In college scholarship program in college commander s leadership scholarship icls
In-College Scholarship ProgramIn-College Commander’s Leadership Scholarship (ICLS)

  • Det/CC has 1 ICLS Offer

  • Applicant must attend host or cross-town school

    • 2.50+ cum GPA, any major

    • AS 100 only

    • PFT Required

    • DODMERB physical must at least be scheduled

    • No pending waivers

  • Type depends on academic major

    • Type 1 for Tech majors (Tiers 1, 2, or 3)

    • Type 2 for all other majors (Tier 4)

  • Must be nominated via WINGS by 28 Feb

Scholarship prerequisites
Scholarship Prerequisites

  • Applicant must attend host or cross-town school

    • 2.50+ cum GPA, any major

    • PFT Required

    • DODMERB physical must at least be scheduled

    • No pending waivers

In college scholarship program phase 1 scholarship offers in fy06
In-College Scholarship ProgramPhase 1 Scholarship Offers in FY06

Express scholarship program
Express Scholarship Program

  • Our “emergency” stop-gap program to meet production—can be turned on and off quickly

  • Eligibility requirements

    • Spelled out in AFROTCI 36-2011

    • 2.50 cum GPA for nomination (2.50 term GPA for good standing)

  • Current Express Scholarships (Updated Matrix—May / June)

    • Foreign Language FY09 & FY10

    • Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering FY09

    • Nursing FY08 & FY09

Hbcu hsi scholarships
HBCU / HSI Scholarships

  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities

    • Title 20 USC 1061

    • Established prior to 1964

    • Principal mission was / is the education of Black Americans

    • Accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency

  • Hispanic Serving Institutions

    • Title 20 USC 1101

  • US Department of Education web site:

Hbcu ehbcu scholarships
HBCU / EHBCU Scholarships

HBCU Scholarship

  • Any cadet, any major at any HBCU

  • Unlimited quantity 2-, 2.5-, or 3-year Type 2 offers

    Enhanced HBCU Scholarship

  • Host HBCUs only

    Target Audience

  • 45 HBCUs under AFROTC with cross-town agreement

I n t e g r i t y s e r v i c e e x c e l l e n c e

Historically Black Colleges

and Universities Host Dets

Det: 790 Tennessee State

University, TN

Det: 130 Howard

University, D.C.

Det: 019 Alabama State

University, AL

Det: 607 Fayetteville State

University, NC

Det: 605 N.C. A&T State

University, NC

Det 305: Grambling University, LA

LA-TECH Campus

Det: 015 Tuskegee

University, AL

Det 006: Jackson State

University, MS

Hsi ehsi scholarships
HSI / EHSI Scholarships

HSI Scholarship

  • Any cadet, any major at any HSI

  • Unlimited quantity 2-, 2.5-, or 3-year Type 2 offers

    Enhanced HSI Scholarship

  • Host HSI only

    Target Audience

  • 66 HSIs under AFROTC with cross-town agreements

  • 6 HSI AFROTC host units

I n t e g r i t y s e r v i c e e x c e l l e n c e

Hispanic Serving Institutions

Det: 035 Cal State

Fresno, CA

Det: 510 University of New Mexico

Det: 505 NM State

University, NM

Det: 842 UT-San Antonio, TX

Det: 755 University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Det: 756 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Enlisted commissioning programs consult www afrotc com
Enlisted Commissioning Programs(consult

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