In-College Program

 The In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) is open to college freshmen and sophomores in any major. The program is divided into two selection phases and awards Type 2 (tuition capped at $15,000 per year), Type 3 (tuition capped at $9,000 per year) or Type 6 (tuition capped at $3,000 per year) scholarships for 2 or 3 years.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the ICSP you must:

ICSP Phase One

ICSP Phase One is open only to students enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program.

Eligible applicants are nominated for ICSP Phase One by their school’s AFROTC detachment commander. Nominees for each detachment are rank-ordered by the detachment commander based on their leadership ability, grades, fitness and overall participation in the Air Force ROTC program. Headquarters AFROTC makes the final decision and awards scholarships. The nomination deadline is between January 15 and January 30 of each year.

All cadets selected through ICSP Phase One are awarded a Type 2 scholarship (capped at $15,000 per year for tuition, $900 per year for books).

Freshmen nominees are awarded 3-year scholarships and sophomore nominees are awarded 2-year scholarships. All scholarships activate the following fall term.

ICSP Phase Two

ICSP Phase Two is open to college freshmen and sophomores in any major. ICSP Phase One nonselects and students not enrolled in Air Force ROTC are eligible to apply for ICSP Phase Two.

Eligible applicants are nominated for ICSP Phase Two by the commander of the detachment serving the school where they attend or the school where they will attend once they join Air Force ROTC. Students not currently enrolled in Air Force ROTC must be interviewed by the detachment commander or his/her designee.

The deadline for detachments to submit a nomination is June 30. The board meets in July and those selected are typically notified by August 1 of each year.

A limited number of cadets selected through ICSP Phase Two are awarded a Type 2 scholarship (capped at $15,000 per year for tuition, $900 per year for books). Most scholarship selected students are awarded a Type 3 scholarship (capped at $9,000 per year for tuition and $900 per year for books).

Freshmen nominees are awarded 3-year scholarships and sophomore nominees are awarded 2-year scholarships. All scholarships activate the following fall term.

ICSP Phase Three

Depending on officer production and funding, a limited number of qualified sophomore ICSP Phase Two nonselects may be offered Type 6 scholarships.

This process takes place at the same time ICSP Phase Two results are released.

How To Apply?

Applications for ICSP Phases One and Two are processed at the Air Force ROTC detachment. Contact the detachment serving the school you attend or desire to attend to begin the application process.