Scholarships & Air Force Pay


AFROTC offers scholarships for cadets participating in AFROTC. More information on AFROTC scholarships and to apply for AFROTC scholarships can be found at

  • All scholarships include $600 annual book allowance
  • All scholarships include a monthly stipend of $300-$500
    • Breakdown by AS Year: $300-AS100, $350-AS200, $450-AS300, $500-AS400
  • All academic majors are eligible to compete

There are three categories of scholarships:

  • High School Scholarships
    The High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) requires a 26 ACT/1180 Math and Reading SAT score, 3.0 GPA, and attempt an offical Air Force Fitness test.  This test includes a 1.5 mile run and 1one minutes of push-ups and sit-ups.  You may find the most current standards in AFI 36-2905. Our Detachment has a goldbar recruiter specifically tasked to assist with HSSP's and the phone number is 404-545-3461.
  • Enlisted Scholarships
    There are a variety of scholarships that Enlisted members may apply for.  Note these programs typically apply for Active Duty personnel only. The programs are ASCP, SOAR, and POC-ERP.  Please review these programs on
  • In College Scholarships
    The In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) is open to AFROTC program college freshmen and sophomores; eligible applicants are nominated for ICSP scholarships by their school's AFROTC detachment commander. Nominees are rank-ordered based on their leadership ability, grades, fitness and overall participation in the AFROTC program. HQ AFROTC makes the final decision and awards scholarships. The nomination deadlines are established by HQ AFROTC.

Cadet Activities

In addition to AFROTC duties, cadets can take on a variety of military extra-curricular activities to further expand their development as future officers.

  • Cadet Organizations:  See our page on our historical cadet organizations.
  • Civil Air Patrol Flights: These flights give cadets a chance to experience the thrill of aviation in light aircraft.

Active Duty

Service and Obligation

After earning a degree and completing all required AFROTC requirements, cadets are commissioned into the United States Air Force as Second Lieutenants. The total military service obligation is 8 years - all graduates are called to active duty for 4 years and are subject to recall for an additional 4 years as in-active reservists. Officers who attend additional training, including pilot training, incur different lengths of commitment.   Initially enrolling in an AFROTC class carries NO SERVICE COMMITMENT for the first two years.

Pay and Benefits

When friends are struggling to find jobs after college, you will already have a job waiting for you where you come in at a position equivalent to civilian upper management! The benefits include:

  • A military commission as a Second Lieutenant (requires college degree and completion of AFROTC requirements)
  • Appointment by the President of the United States
  • Possibility of world travel 
  • Tax-free Housing and Subsistence allowance each month in addition to base pay
  • You will also receive 30 days of paid vacation plus government holidays
  • 2014 Military Basic Pay Chart
    • Starting base pay chart for a Second Lieutenant (O-1)
    • You may find the offical chart at this link.