Explore the many various ways to earn a college scholarship so you can focus on what's important.
High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)
High school seniors that meet all eligibility requirements may apply for Air Force ROTC scholarships through the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP). For more information on the HSSP process please visit AFROTC.com.
In-College Scholarship (ICSP) Opportunities
Headquarters Air Force ROTC automatically competes eligible ROTC cadets for this scholarship program that have completed at least one full academic term in college. Eligibility requirements for can vary. For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact the detachment.
General Charles McGee Leadership Award (CMLA)
This scholarship is awarded to rising juniors who have not already been awarded a scholarship. It pays $18k per year for 2 years.
Conversion of existing ROTC scholarships to a Housing Scholarship
Cadets have the option to convert their awarded ROTC scholarship (any of the ones listed above) to a $10k per academic year 'housing scholarship'. This scholarship will then be applied to campus housing. Board is not included, and the conversion must begin at start of the fall term, if used.
AFROTC You Can Fly (YCF) Program
Created in 2019, the YCF program is a diversity initiative to increase rated manning through early exposure, education and flight experience. Cadets chosen by detachment faculty will receive $3,500 to use at any local FAA-certified flight school, achieving an average of 15 flight hours. This program typically offered to new ROTC cadets allows them to experience the wonders of flight and, at the same time, offsets the substantial financial burden that can come with private flight lessons.
NJIT affiliated assistance and scholarships
All students who are enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program are eligible to receive University funding. University funding, in combination with funding from Air Force ROTC cannot exceed the cost of education. This funding is offered at the discretion of the University, not Air Force ROTC.
NOTE: Detachment cadre, recruiters, current cadets or any other member representing the Air Force, Space Force, or Air Force ROTC cannot guarantee receipt of or eligibility for any Air Force ROTC scholarship.