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 50, 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) will provide 100 cadets a full four-year ROTC college scholarship, including room and board, at select Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). This scholarship was established by former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) General David L. Goldfein.
Students must meet both academic and physical fitness standards. The program utilizes an established ROTC scholarship application process with additional JROTC sections. Cadets who advance in the application process will ultimately meet a Leadership Evaluation Board (LEB), a panel interview to determine the final scholarship awards. Selected cadets choose a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) college or university on an approved list. There are no specific technical degree requirements, but up to 25% of cadets may access into technical degrees
Timeline: This year the nomination window will open January 11 or 18, depending on programing requirements, with the LEB taking place the last week of February. Instructors and potential nominees should immediately review the 2021 approved university list and consider applying prior to the application deadline. This is critical, as any ROTC scholarship winners must be accepted into their school of choice.
The J-100 is for graduating high school seniors where units may nominate 1 to 3 cadets dependent upon unit size.
1-150 Active Cadets = 1 nomination
151-300 Active Cadets = 2 nominations
301 or more Active Cadets = 3 nominations
HQ AFJROTC is thrilled to partner with Air University, AFROTC, and the office of the Chief of Staff on this life-changing program. The J-100 realizes some specific demands of the Air Force while simultaneously fulfilling the educational aspirations of 100 exceptional young men and women a year. This scholarship is intended for those who would benefit the most from this extraordinary opportunity. More information forthcoming.
2021 Approved Universities below:
001 University Of Alaska - Anchorage
002 California State University, San Bernardino
003 University of Houston
004 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
006 Jackson State University
015 Tuskegee University
017 Troy University
019 Alabama State University
025 Arizona State University
030 University Of Arkansas
035 California State University, Fresno
045 San Jose State University
055 University Of California-Los Angeles
060 University Of Southern California
090 Colorado State University
130 Howard University
159 University Of Central Florida
175 University Of Hawaii-Manoa
218 Indiana State University
330 University Of Maryland
505 New Mexico State University
510 University Of New Mexico
560 Vaughn College Of Aeronautics & Technology
560 Baruch College (CUNY)
560 Mercy College
560 Lehman College (CUNY)
560 John Jay College (CUNY)
605 North Carolina A&T State University
607 Fayetteville State University
650 The Ohio University
755 University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus
756 University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
785 University Of Memphis
790 Tennessee State University
840 Texas State University - San Marcos
842 University Of Texas-San Antonio
847 Angelo State University
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 Cadet Leadership Course is normally held during the first or second week of June at Fort Huachuca, located in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Approximately 200 cadets from high schools throughout Arizona, representing Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force JROTC units, attend this 24 hour/5 day experience that challenges both cadets and staff members to their full potential, and then some. This is a life-changing experience for most participants, including the instructors.
The Cadet Leadership Course is a very competitive and physical extracurricular program that teaches cadets aspects of citizenship and leadership in a highly structured and focused instructional environment. Its mission is to promote citizenship and leadership by preparing cadets for leadership roles in their units, schools, and local communities.
Selection to attend the Cadet Leadership Course is capped at 12 cadets and is based upon the following categories:
-Academic standing (cumulative GPA) overall and within AFJROTC courses
- Physical Fitness Score for the current academic year
-Community Service hours
-Participation in AFJROTC sponsored events
-Involvement within the cadet corps.
Kitty Hawk Air Society is the academic honor society of AFJROTC. KHAS promotes high academic standards, school and community service, self-confidence, and initiative. KHAS 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 Air 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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