Air Force ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. It prepares you to become an Air Force Officer while earning a college degree. And it gives you the opportunity to get the tuition money you need. But more than that—it’s a challenge, a head start on a lifetime of success, within the Air Force and in everything you choose to do. In Air Force ROTC, you’ll make the most of your college experience. You’ll hone your time-management skills, analytical skills and physical fitness. It won’t be easy. But if you’re up to the challenge, the rewards will last a lifetime.” (www.afrotc.com)

The local AFROTC program is administered by the Department of Aerospace Science at the University of Pittsburgh. This program is available to undergraduate students at fourteen “cross-town” universities via enrollment through agreement with the University of Pittsburgh. Students must have at least six semesters (three full academic years) of school remaining to successfully complete AFROTC graduation requirements. Upon successful completion of university academic and ROTC requirements, students will earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force.

Students will complete one or two years in the General Military Course (GMC) before competing for an enrollment allocation into a four-week summer leadership training program. After completion of the summer training program, students are enlisted into the Professional Officer Course (POC), where they will take on role leading anywhere from 10-50 of their fellow cadets in weekly activities. Students are under NO contractual obligation to the Air Force until entering the POC or accepting an Air Force scholarship. In addition to the academic portion of the curriculum, each student attends a weekly two-hour, hands-on “laboratory” that tests both their followership and leadership abilities among their peers. This lab is used to practice various leadership and management techniques and groom students into future military leaders. Three and three-and-a-half year scholarships are available to qualified students in certain areas of study. Most AFROTC scholarships cover tui tion plus lab fees, books, plus each scholarship awardee receives a tax-free monthly stipend that ranges between $300-500 per month.

For details about the AFROTC program as well as information on the different courses and scholarships, please utilize the contact information below.

Program contact information:
Email: afrotc@pitt.edu
Phone: 412.624.6358
Web: www.afrotc.pitt.edu

As a Carlow student, you can enroll through the Office of the Registrar.


The Army ROTC offers two-, three- and four-year scholarships to qualified students. The scholarships cover full tuition and fees per year plus $1,200 per year for books. Scholarship students also receive allowances of $2,500 - $4,800 per year. These scholarships are based on student merit, not parent income. There is no obligation incurred for any freshmen students. To become eligible for a scholarship, some of the criteria are as follows:

U.S. citizen
Minimum SAT score of 920 on the Critical Reading and Math sections
Minimum GPA of 2.5
Good physical health
Full-time student status
Please visit the Army ROTC at the University of Pittsburgh's website: www.rotc.pitt.edu

For more details and information concerning Army ROTC, contact a representative at 412.624.6254 or at the address below:

Army ROTC, Admissions and Enrollment Offices
University of Pittsburgh
Room 409 - Bellefield Hall
315 S. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


The Navy ROTC
The Navy ROTC program is available to Carlow students. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.