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Why St. Scholastica and Air Force ROTC

The relationship between Air Force ROTC and The College of St. Scholastica dates back to 1986. Since that time, the academic success of our AFROTC students at St. Scholastica has been outstanding. Many AFROTC students have become accomplished leaders in their career fields and in their communities. We’re convinced AFROTC students from The College of St. Scholastica represent the very best this country has to offer. For those of you eligible for AFROTC scholarships, the Air Force wants to free you from your financial worries and allow you to focus on academics and leadership development. AFROTC scholarships allow you to excel in all your endeavors at The College of St. Scholastica and be successful after graduation.

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Course Requirements

8 Credits General Military Courses
  • AIR 1101/1102 Heritage and Values
  • AIR 2101/2102 Team and Leadership Fundamentals
  • AIR 1000 Leadership Laboratory (each semester)
16 Credits Professional Officer Courses
  • AIR 3101/3102 Leading People and Effective Communication
  • AIR 4101/4102 National Security, Leadership Responsibilities and Commissioning Preparation
  • AIR 3000 Leadership Laboratory (each semester)

Air Force ROTC Programs for St. Scholastica Students

For full-time students enrolled at The College of St. Scholastica, AFROTC offers four- and three-year programs. Most students complete the four-year program, which is tailored to students with three or more remaining years of college. All students must be nominated to attend a two-week field training camp the summer before the last two years of their AFROTC curriculum. Students are nominated for field training on a most-qualified basis. After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, contracted cadets — cadets in the Professional Officer Course (POC) and scholarship cadets—accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force or Space Force, appointed by the President of the United States.

The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most cadets make a four-year, active duty service commitment. Pilots make a 10-year, active duty service commitment and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers career field make a six-year service commitment.

Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • High school students: Air Force ROTC offers three- and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis. These scholarships are based on individual merit and look at the whole person. Scholarships are available that cover up to full tuition and required fees. Eighty percent of Air Force ROTC scholarships are awarded to students pursing technical majors such as Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Nursing. To apply, visit
  • College students: Air Force ROTC offers two- and three-year scholarships to current cadets. These scholarships pay for all or most of tuition and fees depending on the school attended and $900 per year toward books. Scholarship selection is based on cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT score, a physical fitness assessment and your rating by the Professor of Aerospace Studies.
  • Monthly stipend: The Air Force pays a $300 to $500 monthly, non-taxable stipend to cadets on scholarship and to non-scholarship contracted juniors and seniors.

Scholarship Subsidy Program

New Air Force ROTC scholarship recipients who are enrolled in or entering The College of St. Scholastica in the fall will receive an additional $1,000 St. Scholastica AFROTC scholarship award from the College. Air Force ROTC scholarship recipients also are eligible to compete for additional academic scholarships through the Admissions Office. These awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. To receive The College of St. Scholastica AFROTC award, students must be full-time students at The College of St. Scholastica, live on campus and must apply for financial aid by March 15 of each year. Cadets on Type I or Type II scholarships will have tuition, on-campus housing and an on-campus meal plan fully covered by federal, state and/or institutional financial aid.

Think of the possibilities. By combining your Air Force ROTC and St. Scholastica scholarships, you can attend one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges — a school that since 1912 has remained committed to academic excellence, cultural development and personal integrity as exemplified in the Benedictine tradition.