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AFROTC offers scholarships for qualified individuals. More information on AFROTC scholarships and to apply for AFROTC scholarships can be found at

Scholarship Types

  • High school scholarships: Three- or four-year scholarships for high school graduates.
  • In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP): This program is for cadets after they start college. In addition, this type of scholarship is available on a year-by-year basis from the Air Force ROTC HQ. Furthermore, this scholarship is very competitive and the distribution of this type of scholarship is based on the following: grade point average (GPA), Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), academic major, and class ranking.

Scholarship Information

ERAU Scholarships

If you enter Embry-Riddle on an Air Force ROTC three-year scholarship, Embry-Riddle may provide you "assurance" money, to include scholarships, need-based grants, and awards. University funding, in combination with funding from ROTC, cannot exceed the cost of education.

This "assurance" is offered at the discretion of the university financial aid department, not AFROTC.

Scholarships via Intercollegiate Athletics

ROTC programs enjoy a great partnership with the Eagles Athletics program. With parallel goals of recruiting great students, fostering a spirit of serving others, and developing leaders of tomorrow, there is no question that AFROTC and Eagle Athletics value working together and frequently share student members.

In fact, ROTC students have a strong record of being top-quality players and team leaders. Several members of AFROTC Det 157 are also intercollegiate athletes.

Many of the University's sports programs are ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation and are consistently in the running for conference, regional and even national championships.

The University sponsors 17 intercollegiate sport programs at the Daytona Beach campus: men's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and indoor/outdoor track and field; women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor/outdoor track and field, and volleyball; and co-ed cheerleading.

All students, including AFROTC cadets, may compete for a position on a varsity team. Athletic scholarships are also available.

If you have been a member of a competitive (not recreational) sports team in high school, you may be able to continue your sports career in ERAU's top quality athletics program.

For more information regarding Embry-Riddle Athletics, please contact the Embry-Riddle Intercollegiate Athletic Department at 386-323-5000. Be prepared to provide your athletic and academic information to the coach of your sport.

Get more information in the Course Catalog

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Scholarship Program

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCU) Scholarship program offers two different opportunities for cadets attending HBCUs. Both the regular and enhanced HBCU programs award Type 2

scholarships (capped at 18,000 per year) plus an annual textbook allowance (see AFROTC detachment for details).

The HBCU scholarship program requires applicants to be fully qualified to meet the scholarship selection board. The processing of the scholarship is completed at the local detachment. These scholarships activate no earlier than the sophomore year in college (2 and 3- year offers).

In addition, HBCUs that host an Air Force ROTC detachment may offer up to fifteen 3.5-year (i.e., activate in the middle of freshman year) scholarships through the Enhanced HBCU (EHBCU) scholarship program. No more than seven EHBCU scholarships can be awarded to non-technical majors.

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualification Test
  • Pass the AFROTC Physical Fitness Test
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative college GPA
  • Not already be a contracted scholarship recipient
  • Meet the age, moral, medical and other scholarship eligibility requirements for Air Force ROTC
  • Have completed at least 12 semester hours of college work by the end of your first term of your freshman year in college

Be enrolled at one of the following schools:


  • Alabama State University* Miles College
  • Shelton State Community College Stillman College
  • Tuskegee University*


  • Delaware State University

District of Columbia

  • Howard University*
  • University of the District of Columbia


  • Bethune-Cookman College
  • Florida A&M University Florida Memorial College


  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Interdenominational Theological Center
  • Morehouse College
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Morris Brown College
  • Spelman College


  • Kentucky State University


  • Dillard University
  • Siana
  • Grambling State University*
  • Southern University A&M College
  • Southern University at New Orleans
  • Xavier University of Louisiana


  • Bowie State University


  • Jackson State University*


  • Harris-Stowe State College

North Carolina

  • Bennett College
  • Fayetteville State University*
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Livingstone College
  • North Carolina A&T State University*
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Saint Augustine
  • Shaw University
  • Winston-Salem State University


  • Central State University Wilberforce College


  • Langston University


  • Cheney University of Pennsylvania
  • Lincoln University

South Carolina

  • Benedict College Claflin University
  • South Carolina State University


  • Fisk University
  • Lemoyne-Owen College
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Tennessee State University*


  • Huston-Tillotson College
  • Paul Quinn College
  • St. Philip
  • Texas Southern University

All Air Force ROTC scholarship recipients and/or contracted cadetst receive a nontaxable monthly stipend ranging from $300 - $500 and an annual textbook allowance of $900.

* Enhanced HBCU scholarships are available to students enrolled at a school marked with an asterisk only.

A contracted cadet is someone who has signed a contract with AF ROTC.

Non-scholarship cadets must be contracted to enter the AS300 level of AFROTC

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