How can you qualify for an Air Force ROTC scholarship?


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Qualify for an Air Force ROTC scholarship by meeting the academic and physical standards, filling out an online application and completing a personal interview. Candidates must be 17 years old before the activation date of the scholarship and under 31 at the end of the year they are commissioned.

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  1. Meet the academic standards

    As of 2014, Air Force ROTC scholarship candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. In addition, a math and critical reading SAT score of at least 1180 or an ACT composite score of at least 26 is also required. Those selected for scholarships in 2013 averaged scores well above these minimums.

  2. Meet the physical requirements

    You must take the Physical Fitness Assessment, which consists of push-ups, crunches and a 1.5 mile run. After you pass the assessment, you receive a letter of certification.

  3. Fill out an online application

    Complete the pre-screening questions that assess basic qualifications. To go on to the complete application, verify that you are the correct age, plan to attend college full time, meet the citizenship requirements, have used no recreational drugs other than marijuana, and have no morals that conflict with bearing arms. Complete the basic application. Upload and submit other documentation, such as a counselor's certification, academic transcript, extracurricular activity sheet, Physical Fitness Assessment worksheet and SAT scores.

  4. Have an interview

    Go for a scheduled interview with an Air Force officer. Afterwards, wait as a selection board evaluates your application and accompanying materials to decide whether you are offered a scholarship.

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