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Scholarship Strategy
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less on your debt.

A strategic approach can be just as important in landing that ROTC scholarship as it is to successful leadership. There are choices you can make along the way, from clubs and organizations you participate in, to academic paths which improve your odds of being awarded an ROTC scholarship. Not every option is right for your particular goals and interests, but read on and pick what’s right for you.

How to get highly competitive for an AFROTC scholarship at Norwich:

Scholarships are merit based. The AROTC Order of Merit List is based on academic GPA weighted by academic discipline, ROTC GPA, physical fitness score, extracurricular activities, APMS points, etc. Performance creates opportunity; the better you perform as Scholars, Athletes and Leaders, the higher your probability of earning a scholarship.

What are the best majors for seeking an AFROTC scholarship at Norwich:

While you can pursue any major, scholarship awards are heavily weighted to STEM majors.

Applying for Scholarships

There are two avenues to receive a college scholarship through AFROTC while at Detachment 867.

High School Scholarship Program (HSSP)

There are three main types of High School Scholarship Programs offered by the U.S. Airforce ROTC. See the Chart Below for Full Detail.

HOW TO APPLY: Student interested in the High School Scholarship Programs must apply on their own. Apply on U.S. Airforce ROTC.

Deadline: Varies year to year, but usually falls between December 1st and January 31st of the student’s Senior year of High School.

In College Scholarship Program (ICSP)

In-college scholarships are given out to students who have academically excelled in the classroom, in AFROTC LLAB, maintain a passing Physical Fitness Assessment, are medically qualified and meet all other prerequisites according to Headquarters AFROTC.

HOW TO APPLY: Students do not apply for In College Program scholarships, rather they request their ROTC Professors to consider them for a scholarship. The Detachment 867 commander then determines if the student is qualified and deserving for nomination to the national board. Cadets are then selected for scholarships on the national board.

Opportunities:

  • Second semester of Freshman year
  • First semester of Sophomore year
  • Second semester of Sophomore year

Scholarship Types

Type

Description

Availability

Percent Awarded*

1**

Pays full college tuition and most fees

 – High School Students
– College Students

5%

2***

Pays tuition and most fees up to $18,000 per year

 – High School Students
– College Students

15%

7****

Pays full tuition and fees but the student MUST attend a college/university where he/she qualifies for the in-state tuition rate.

 – High School Students
– College Students

80%

**TYPE 1 scholarships cover full tuition and recipients then receive an General I.D. White Scholarship from Norwich University in the value of room and board. Type 1 scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive additional Norwich University grants, Scholarships or awards, but remain eligible for federal and state financial aid. 

***TYPE 2 scholarship recipients receive an AFROTC scholarship in the amount of $18,000 per year. Norwich University reduces the Norwich University Tuition and fees to match UVM's tuition and fees. Norwich University awards a service grant to cover the difference between UVM tuition and fees and the type 2 scholarship of $18,000, resulting in full tuition being paid. Type 2 scholarship recipients do not receive ID White Scholarships and may not receive additional Norwich University grants, Scholarships or awards, but remain eligible for federal and state financial aid. 

****TYPE 7 scholarships recipients receive an AFROTC scholarship in the amount of the UVM tuition and fees.  Norwich University reduces the Norwich University Tuition and fees to match UVM's tuition and fees resulting in full tuition being paid. Type 7 scholarship recipients do not receive ID White Scholarships and may not receive additional Norwich University grants, Scholarships or awards, but remain eligible for federal and state financial aid. 

Click Here General AFROTC Scholarship Qualifications

Room & Board

Cadets that earned a Type 1 ROTC scholarship received an additional $15,000 annually from Norwich for Room & Board.

3.0 and 90%

To improve your AFROTC scholarship chances, you’ll want to carry a 3.0 gpa and 90% fitness score or better. Learn More scholarship tips.

Leadership Pays

AFROTC Scholarship Tip: Seek out leadership opportunities in the Corps of Cadets, athletic teams, clubs or volunteer work on and off campus.

Meet our Cadets and Graduates

  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere ’85

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere ’85

    “I think the long-standing, multidecade connection of Norwich grads is strong and sound. I can guarantee in the Department of Defense that Norwich graduates — officer, enlisted, civilian, Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, and now (Space Force) Guardians — are connected and stay connected, both from a professional development perspective and pride in our alma mater. … What the institution gave to everybody who serves is pretty strong.”
  • Elizabeth Scalf '23 U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Elizabeth Scalf '23
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    “I came in thinking I want to be an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I was an active cadet in U.S. Air Force ROTC program for my first year at Norwich; I went inactive (during) the Study Away program, which let me have an internship with Customs and Border Protection in Washington, D.C. After this internship, I decided to go non-pursuing, but still have the (option) to go to Officer Training School after graduating. … I am now pursuing a job in a ‘three-letter’ agency or in the private sector once I graduate.”
  • Yoomide Millar '25 U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    Yoomide Millar '25
    U.S. Air Force ROTC Student

    “I always had the love for the Air Force, and when I was looking at colleges, I wanted to join the Air Force and I wanted to join an ROTC program. And I found out about Norwich and the Corps of Cadets and I knew it was going to be better for me to join (it). … I’m not going to quit … I’m ready to meet the challenges. … I want to try my hardest and know that I did my best.”
  • Gary Keefe ’86 U.S. Army major general

    Gary Keefe ’86
    U.S. Army major general

    “It’s you … that have the values and steel in your backbone to protect our way of life.”
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