Detachment 875 | Air Force ROTC

Interested in receiving money for college? Both Air Force ROTC and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets offer outstanding scholarship opportunities. An AFROTC scholarship can cover up to full tuition & fees, uniforms, books, plus a monthly allowance.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Get financial help for college and a job upon graduation! The opportunities offered by AFROTC are difficult to beat.

  • Air Force ROTC Scholarships can provide:
    • Up to full tuition & fees
    • A tax-free stipend
    • A book allowance each semester
    • Travel pay
  • Offered on a nationally competitive basis
  • Available to:
  • 4-year scholarship recipients typically do not incur any service obligation until the start of their sophomore year
    • Project GO! -
      Project GO (Global Officers) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students. Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and Africa. Visit their website for more information on how and who can apply :
      • Provides scholarships for critical language study
      • Funds summer study
      • Funds study abroad
      • Is open to contracted or non-contracted cadets
      Cadets conduct an Open-Ranks Inspection

      Cadets conducting an Open Ranks Inspection

      What if I don't get a High School Scholarship?

      The vast majority of cadets start AFROTC without a scholarship, but 60% of Det 875 cadets were awarded one! Eligible freshman & sophomores are automatically nominated each year. Cadets should have a 3.0 GPA to be competitive (2.5 minimum), meet medical & fitness standards, and be ranked in the top 3rd of his or her peers to be eligible.

      For more information about Air Force ROTC scholarships, click here. If you still can't find the answers you're looking for, e-mail us your questions, along with your full name, mailing address, and phone number so we can send you additional information.



High School Application Deadlines

Apply at by December 1 of your senior year. Be proactive! Track your application regularly and apply to VT as a cadet by January 15.

Corps of Cadets Scholarships

The VTCC also offers many scholarship opportunities!

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VTCC Cadets

Students admitted to Virginia Tech in the incoming freshman Corps of Cadets class are eligible for the Emerging Leadership Scholarship. For in-state students the ELS provides $2,000 per year totaling $8,000 over the four years of college. Out-of-state students are awarded $3,000 per year totaling $12,000 over four years.

Once the freshmen year is complete, cadets are eligible to compete for additional scholarships through the generous gifts of Corps Alumni. These rewards range from $1,000-$3,000 annually.

New members of the Regimental Band, the Highty-Tighties, can also receive a $1,000 scholarship.

For more information on VTCC scholarships, click here.

VT Scholarships

Additional information on financial aid at Virginia Tech can be found at the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid.