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Detachment Mission: "Develop Leaders of Character!"
Detachment Vision: "To Recruit, Develop, Assess, Train, and Educate the World's Best Leaders"

High School Students

Timeline for Joining Air Force ROTC

Junior year - Focus on your school and get involved in your community!

Summer between Junior and Senior year - Begin your application for the Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program. The deadline to start the application is normally early December. There is more information about that program on the scholarships page of our website. 

Senior year - Finish your scholarship application as well as your college applications. 

Summer after Senior year - Get in touch with the detachment to schedule your application/orientation time. The signup forms are on the interest tab of our website. 


  • Enrolled in an accredited college that hosts or has a crosstown agreement with an Air Force ROTC detachment.
  • United States citizen or actively pursuing citizenship.
  • In good physical condition.
  • Of good moral character.
  • 14 years or older (17 years old to receive a scholarship).
  • Committed to attending both the aerospace studies class and Leadership Lab each semester.


Have further questions about the program? Fill out the form on the left on our interest page 

Ready to signup for an application/orientation time? Fill out the form on the right on our interest page

Air Force ROTC at Maryland
4490 Rossborough Lane
Reckord Armory (Rm 0121)
College Park, MD 20742-1021
Phone: 301.314.3242
Fax: 301.314.7640

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Current as of 10 October 2017