Overview The Air Force is funding scholarships for AFJROTC cadets to attend private pilot training at public/private universities during the summer months. This scholarship program is a joint US Air Force and industry initiative intended to inspire and encourage high school students to pursue aviation careers. Cadets are selected through a competitive application process. The scholarship pays for round-trip airfare, room and board, collegiate academics, and flight hours required to become eligible to earn a Private Pilot’s Certificate (PPC) through an in-residence program that is approximately eight (8) weeks long. Each university hosting students is an independent organization and provides its own management and oversight for students and programs. Cadets will be engaged in an intensive academic flying training program and may have classes or flying training during weekend hours. Completion of the Private Pilot’s Certificate (PPC) is singularly dependent on each student’s academic and flying ability and the university’s determination and judgment to recommend a student. Cadets who successfully complete the program and receive their Private Pilot’s Certification may be eligible to join their local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to maintain their flight currency at no cost to the cadet.
Who May Apply Applicant must be a current sophomore, junior, or senior AFJROTC cadet, be at least 17 years old by the summer they will be attending flight training, obtain a minimum fitness assessment score of 75, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) to be nominated. There is no military service commitment or obligation, nor does program completion justify acceptance to military service, ROTC scholarships, or military academy appointment. Students must maintain GPA requirements to ensure admission to participating universities. Applicants must have a “strong” interest in aviation and a “never quit” attitude.
Application Process Cadets must complete an application via WINGS and have parental/guardian signed approval; complete an online Aviation Qualification Test (AQT) comprised of five (5) subtests, to include math, table reading, aviation information, instrument comprehension, and weight perception. Additionally, cadets must have a current Physical Fitness (PFT) score, and endorsements from the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and principal or counselor.
Selection Process The selection process will be a quantitative board based on application answers and official endorsements. An applicant’s score will be comprised of five (5) parts: the AQT, endorsements, physical fitness, extracurricular and aviation experiences. These five parts will be weighted to comprise an overall score based on a 100-point scale. Weighting is as follows: AQT 45%, endorsements 25%, and 10% each for all other categories.
The J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship (J-100) program provides 100 cadets a full scholarship with benefits.
· Four years of 100% paid tuition at any university, or crosstown partner, with an AFROTC detachment
· A $10,000 per-year allowance for university-owned/on-campus housing
· An annual book stipend, and a monthly cadet stipend.
Accepting the scholarship will require a cadet to meet all AFROTC requirements and pursue an officer commission.
The J-100 scholarship program focuses on character, leadership, citizenship, and diversity and it inspires future leaders to seek careers in the US Air Force and Space Force. The J-100 program is open to all eligible cadets and is designed to provide an extraordinary opportunity for our diverse pool of candidates.
Nomination and Eligibility Details
The J-100 scholarship is for AFJROTC or SFJROTC graduating high school seniors with a minimum of 2 or more years of JROTC experience. Unit instructors may nominate 1 to 4 eligible cadets for this scholarship program, based on unit size. Cadets must ACCEPT the nomination before they can continue with the application. Declinations will reset the unit nomination allocation to allow instructors to nominate another cadet.
1-100 Active Cadets = 1 Nomination
101-200 Active Cadets = 2 Nominations
201-300 Active Cadets = 3 Nominations
301 or more Active Cadets = 4 Nominations
Applicant Eligibility Criteria:
· 3.0 unweighted GPA
· 22 ACT or 1100 SAT
· 75 Physical Fitness Score (based on new 2023 AFJROTC fitness standards)
· Minimum of 2 calendar years of AFJROTC experience
· US Citizen, or in the process obtaining their US citizenship by first term of college freshman year
The application process starts with instructors nominating an eligible cadet(s) who have demonstrated leadership, character, and citizenship in and out of JROTC. Nominated cadets must meet all minimum eligibility requirements in order to move forward with the application process. Certain modules in the application require instructor validation of cadet data input, so please ensure enough time is allotted for both instructor and cadet actions. No extensions will be granted to the application deadline.
Instructors and potentially nominated applicants should review AFROTC’s university list. Nominated applicants are encouraged to start college application actions prior to the J-100 application deadline. This is critical, as any AFJROTC scholarship select must have a Letter of Acceptance from their school of choice to accept the scholarship.
The IB Career Related Program is a two-year block that takes place over a students’ junior and senior years. Students must stay in their career area for both years and maintain good standing with their instructor.
During their junior and senior years, students must take and test in a total of two 2 IB courses that can be any of the IB classes offered on campus, complete a Personal and Professional Skills test that includes work on a Reflective Project in their area of study as well as a language portfolio, and 50 community service hours over the two-year period.
This program is designed to develop IB/CP students’ critical thinking, intercultural understanding, communication, and personal development. It is suitable for students that are college bound as well as those wanting to get directly into the workforce after high school.
The mission of the Chandler High School Corps of Cadets Honor Guard is to represent AFJROTC to the American public.
The vision of the Chandler High School Corps of Cadets Honor Guard is to ensure a legacy of cadets who promote the mission, protect the standards, perfect the image, and preserve the heritage.
Honor Guard members are responsible for ensuring that they are physically and mentally prepared to flawlessly execute a mission that requires a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication. Through precise drill movements, immaculate uniform appearance and attention to detail, honor guard members display the integrity, service, and excellence expected of all members. They are continually presented with opportunities to challenge themselves as they attempt to assume the responsibilities associated with being an Ambassador in Blue. Each member is responsible for their level of personal and professional conduct and their personal and professional development; a level ultimately determined by the strength of their personal commitment.
This is a chance to challenge yourself more than you ever thought possible; being entrusted to uphold extremely high standards, epitomize perfection in dress and appearance, customs and courtesies, and drill and ceremonies. You alone determine what you will become. It’s all about attitude and commitment; make the impossible inevitable, defy the limits of physical and mental endurance. Remember, “the beginning determines the end."
The Arizona Youth Leadership Conference (AZYLC) is an optional, very competitive, extracurricular program that teaches cadets aspects of citizenship and leadership in a highly structured and focused instructional environment. AZYLC is normally held during the second or third week of June at Arizona State University, West Campus. Students from several different schools representing Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force JROTC units throughout Arizona attend this 24-hour/5-day experience.
The Arizona Youth Leadership Conference has brought together exceptional high school students in Arizona each summer to learn and lead since 1991. Operating as one of more than 25 national Youth Leadership Conferences sponsored by the Military Order of the World Wars (a veterans’ organization founded by World War I officers after their military service had ended to carry on the principles of freedom and democracy through service to the community).
AZYLC is the premiere youth leadership and patriotic education program in Arizona. This program is designed to enhance your high school education in history, civics & government and economics. Classes are taught by experienced professionals and conducted in an atmosphere and environment of higher learning. Team leaders, who have all been delegates and who are now leaders in their high schools and universities, facilitate small group activities throughout the conference that will challenge you and your group to apply the leadership lessons learned in class.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has approved this program for the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.
Four Star Leadership is a very competitive world-class summer leadership program that welcomes 70 of the top high school students from around the world to meet face-to-face with national and international leaders. The program offers a once in a lifetime opportunity, confronting students with practical leadership and ethical scenarios and challenging them to address them individually in a persuasive speech and writing competition, and collaboratively in an Ethics Bowl competition.
Students develop skills in team-building, persuasive writing, and collective problem solving. This is an extraordinary opportunity for high school students to learn, to enhance their leadership skills, and to potentially gain scholarships, internships and recommendations.
The program is built around the core principles of CHARACTER, COMMON VISION, COMMUNICATION and CARING. These principles form a platform of discovery for the next generation of America’s leaders.
Kitty Hawk Honor Society is the academic honor society of AFJROTC. KHHS promotes high academic standards, school and community service, self-confidence, and initiative. KHHS also develops leadership skills, recognizes academic excellence, and furthers members’ knowledge of the Air Force role in aerospace.
Membership Requirements: The members of the organization must be enrolled at Chandler High School as full time students and must be registered for at least one Aerospace Science course during the school year.
All cadets enrolled in the AFJROTC program will be considered for an invitation to join Kitty Hawk Honor Society. An invitation to join will be extended only to those students of good character who earn a minimum academic grade of “B” in their Aerospace Science course, are of good standing with the school and the Corps, and possess a 3.00 Cumulative GPA on a 4.000 scale. The decision to extend or not extend an invitation rests solely with the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor. Minimum grade standards must be achieved for the most recent grading period prior to induction.
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