Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Scholarship

Yearly Amount

These competitive one- to four-year scholarships valued at up to 100 percent of tuition and fees are available to qualified applicants. Additionally, students may be eligible to receive money to cover the cost of books as well as a monthly, tax-free stipend of up to $500.

On-campus Room and Board Scholarship

In addition to the federally funded Air Force ROTC Scholarships, APU offers the ROTC Room and Board Scholarship to all eligible, participating ROTC scholarship recipients. Contact the Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center for details on the amount of the scholarship. The scholarship is dependent on the student’s continued enrollment and participation in the program.

To receive the room portion, the recipient must live on campus. To be eligible for the board portion, the recipient must sign up for a dining plan. Students are encouraged to carefully choose their housing and dining plan options in an effort to keep their costs under the maximum scholarship amount per semester.

For More Information

To learn more, see the Academics section of this catalog, visit the University of Southern California Department of Aerospace Studies catalog page or call (213) 740-2670, or visit the Air Force ROTC website.


The Air Force will send scholarship funds to APU and to the student (if applicable) when it processes its scholarship awards (timing varies). For students eligible to receive the APU ROTC Room and Board Scholarship, once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the award will usually be disbursed into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.


Check with an Air Force representative for all applicable requirements. Eligibility for these awards may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility

  1. Students must meet all requirements set forth by the Air Force ROTC program.
  2. Students must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.