ROTC Flagship Scholarships

Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program

The Air Force is now offering scholarships to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students under the Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program to meet the needs of the Air Force based on the Air Force Strategic Language List.  The program is designed to allow students to study at one of the 23 Language Flagship institutions focusing on Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, with the goal of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3 proficiency upon completion of the program.

The Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program is a joint initiative between Air Force ROTC and the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).  Air Force ROTC will award a maximum of 4-year scholarships and DLNSEO will provide funding for the fifth year Capstone program overseas as well as attendance to intensive summer language programs, as needed, to Air Force ROTC students who successfully qualify for one of the Flagship programs.  Air Force ROTC students need to meet The Language Flagship program language proficiency requirements for participation in selected summer language programs and the fifth year overseas Capstone program.  The Language Flagship is an initiative of DLNSEO which promotes partnership between the federal government and the education community with the goal of building language programs that produce professionally proficient language speakers. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, Air Force ROTC students must be enrolled in one of the Language Flagship programs and meet the following criteria:

     - Be an AS-100 or AS-200 cadet
     - Meet Air Force ROTC cadet membership criteria (see AFROTCI 36-2011, paragraph 4.2)
     - Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
     - Possess a term GPA of at least 3.0
     - DoDMERB completed and certified
     - Passing physical fitness assessment (PFA) for the current term, if medically exempted from PFA, passing PFA from previous term
     - At least one standardized test (ACT, SAT or AFOQT) score in WINGS to calculate SAT-E. (Cadets are authorized to take the AFOQT early if they lack SAT or ACT scores, but it will count as one of their two authorized attempts.)

The Air Force ROTC universities identified for Flagship degree granting authority are listed below:

Arabic
Indiana University
University of Arizona
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas – Austin

Chinese
Arizona State University
Brigham Young University
Hunter College
Indiana University
San Francisco State University
University of Hawaii - Manoa
University of Mississippi
University of Minnesota
University of Oregon
University of Rhode Island
Western Kentucky University

Korean
University of Hawaii - Manoa

Persian
University of Maryland – College Park

Portuguese
University of Georgia

Russian
Bryn Mawr College
Portland State University
University of California – Los Angeles
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Turkish
Indiana University

For additional information on the scholarship program, contact Mr. Jack Sanders at (334) 953-2654, jack.sanders@us.af.mil.

Army Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program

Army Cadet Command, in partnership with the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), offers scholarships to Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students who enroll at one of the eligible Language Flagship centers focusing on Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish with the goal of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3 proficiency upon completion of the program.

The Army will provide dedicated scholarships to ROTC students participating in The Language Flagship programs. These scholarships will provide support during the school year. DLNSEO will provide funding for the Flagship Overseas Capstone year, as well as cover attendance to Flagship approved summer intensive language programs to qualified ROTC students.

Army ROTC students who wish to participate in The Language Flagship must apply through their university’s established process. The Army Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship applications will be centrally processed by Army Cadet Command and interviewed and boarded by Professors of Military Science under the current guidelines.

The Army ROTC universities identified for Flagship degree granting authority are listed below:

Arabic
Indiana University
University of Arizona
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas – Austin

Chinese
Arizona State University
Brigham Young University
Hunter College
Indiana University
San Francisco State University
University of Hawaii - Manoa
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of North Georgia
University of Oregon
University of Rhode Island
Western Kentucky University

Korean
University of Hawaii - Manoa

Persian
University of Maryland – College Park

Portuguese
University of Georgia

Russian
Bryn Mawr College
Portland State University
University of California – Los Angeles
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Turkish
Indiana University

For additional information on the scholarship program, contact Mr. Joseph O’Donnell at (502) 624-5391, joseph.f.odonnell3.civ@mail.mil.