National Air Force ROTC Scholarships
Air Force ROTC offers scholarships in varying term lengths and amounts that will cover full or partial tuition and fees. These scholarships help remove some of the barriers to education and a career of service.
The first opportunity for Air Force cadets to earn a scholarship is when they are a rising high school senior. The application window for the 2023-2024 High School Scholarship Program is 1 Jul - 11 Jan. Click the link below for more information or to apply!
Additional opportunities to earn an Air Force ROTC scholarship in college exist when a cadet (1) meets required academic and physical fitness criteria, (2) is medical qualified, and (3) demonstrates military excellence by applying the knowledge, skills, and attributes learned in our classes. There is no formal application for the In-College Scholarship Program. We will nominate cadets for scholarships based on their performance in our classes.
The Charles McGhee Leadership Award
All cadets in their junior year who have completed Field Training and meet the minimum AFROTC scholarship requirements are awarded the Charles McGhee Leadership Award (CMLA). This Award covers up to $18K dollars a year in tuition and fees for a cadets Junior and Senior Year. It may cover an additional 5th year for certain degree programs (please contact your AFROTC Advisor for more information on whether you qualify). The CMLA also provides a monthly stipend to cadets and an annual book allowance of $900 to help cover the cost of college textbooks. If Cadets already have a way to pay for college tuition (i.e., G.I Bill, Title 35, etc.) they can convert the CMLA to a $10K housing allowance that can help pay for the cost of living on campus at Baylor! Cadets will have until Dec 31st of their Junior year to accept the CMLA.
Baylor University and Friends of Detachment 810
Housing Incentive Scholarship
Baylor University awards up to ten freshmen year incentive housing scholarships of $10,000 to incoming Air and Space Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) Type 1 recipients. In the event more than ten HSSP Type 1 scholarship recipients attend Baylor, students with the highest financial need will be given priority. Baylor University also awards up to twenty $5,000 to $7,500 incentive tuition scholarships to In-College Scholarship (ICSP) Type II and Charles McGhee Leadership Award (CMLA) recipients in one-year increments. ICSP and CMLA support scholarships are awarded between students' sophomore and senior year based on financial need and funding availability. Both scholarships require students to obtain, or maintain, a 3.0 cumulative GPA, full-time student status at Baylor, and their Air Force scholarship must remain active.
Baylor Scholarship Support
Baylor guarantees a minimum $5,000 scholarship award for one awardee for each of the three endowed scholarships listed below. Additional scholarships may be offered depending on endowment performance and endowment committee decision.
Chaplain (Major General) Gerald Marsh Endowed Scholarship
The Chaplain (Major General) Gerald Marsh Endowed Scholarship was created in August of 1993 to establish an award for Baylor AFROTC cadets. Each year at Homecoming, the Baylor AFROTC Alumni Advisory Committee awards scholarships to cadets enrolled in AFROTC. This annual event provides the Baylor AFROTC Alumni Association an opportunity to recognize outstanding cadet accomplishment while helping to mitigate today's rising educational costs.
Raynor L. Hebert Memorial Scholarship
Established by the James Connally Angel Flight in 1966, this scholarship is given on the basis of leadership, ability, character, and need. It is given in memory of Raynor Hebert who died to save the lives of others. On May 13, 1964, Lt Hebert crashed his plane in a residential area in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having technical difficulties with the plane, Hebert chose to remain in it to land it away from an elementary school with 800 children inside. In performing such an heroic act, Lt Hebert lost his own life. The lives of a mother and her child and two other small children were also lost. Lt Hebert graduated from Baylor May 27, 1960. He was an AFROTC cadet and a squadron commander in 1959. He was also a member of Arnold Air Society and Circle K. He was 26 at the time of his death.
Captain Larry Glenn Pitts Memorial Scholarship
Captain Larry G. Pitts lives in the memories of his family, friends, and classmates. He touched the lives of all that knew him, and even in death, his memorial scholarship continues to further the high ideals and commitment to service in which he believed. Larry’s last pastor wrote a tribute about him stating, “Larry believed in doing worthwhile things. He believed that one’s talents and energies should benefit his community. He had a deep commitment to his God, his country, and to his newly adopted community. We are thankful for the opportunity that we had to know Larry. Our lives are richer and stronger, and the Stars and Stripes wave more proudly because Larry G. Pitts passed our way.”