AFROTC offers a number of scholarship opportunities and ways to earn them. Listed below are a few of the opportunities available to AFROTC cadets at Colorado State University.

High School Scholarships

High School Scholarships are the most common scholarship awarded to cadets. The application process begins in high school and involves a number of factors including GPA, medical screening, SAT / ACT scores and a fitness test.


There are several types of High School Scholarships available, offering the following benefits:

  • Up to full tuition coverage

  • Monthly stipend

  • Book stipend

For more information about High School Scholarships and the application process visit AFROTC Scholarships
In-College Scholarships

In-College Scholarships are similar to high school scholarships in terms of what they offer, however there is no application process. Rather, In-College Scholarships are awarded to active cadets based on merit. 

Detachment Cadre will nominate cadets once in the spring and once in the fall based on academics, fitness, and leadership potential to compete on a national board. 

More information: In College Scholarships

Presidential Room and Board Stipend

Unique to CSU, High School Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to compete for a CSU presidential award, granting up to $8,000 towards housing fees.  

This stipend is awarded for academic excellence in high school, and CSU awards the stipend accordingly.

Eligibility Criteria:  Must live in CSU residence halls, pass Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), meet Air Force body fat standards, maintain term/cum GPA over 2.5, and not be on academic probation/suspension.

Memorial Scholarships

There are several other scholarships available to Detachment 90 cadets. These scholarships are dedicated in memory of officers who commissioned through CSU. For a full list of these scholarships, click the button below.