ROTC and Veterans
AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS
Amherst College offers interested students the opportunity to pursue a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force through an affiliation with the USAF ROTC Detachment 370 at University of Massachusetts—Amherst, located less than two miles from the Amherst College campus. The program combines traditional classroom instruction, hands-on leadership training and physical fitness training. Amherst College students do not receive degree credit for participation in the courses. For underclass students the combined mandatory requirements are five hours per week and six hours per week for upperclass students. Scholarship funding is available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants and “express” scholarship funding is available for qualified applicants in specific majors. Interested Amherst College students should explore the ROTC experience by seeking more information below:
AIR FORCE ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
Air Force ROTC one- to four-year college scholarships are available on a competitive basis to qualifying high school and college students. Scholarship recipients are selected using the whole person concept. This includes objective factors (grade point average) and subjective factors (interview evaluation). In selected academic areas, scholarships may be extended to meet a five-year degree program recognized by the college. Most scholarships cover full college tuition and most laboratory fees, and mandatory fees; plus a tax-free allowance during the school year ranging from $300 to $500 per month, and an annual $900 textbook stipend.
ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS
Amherst College offers the opportunity to train and become an officer in the United States Army through the Department of Military Leadership at the University of Massachusetts. The Military Leadership curriculum provides leadership and management training experience and is open to any Amherst College student who wishes to participate. Amherst students do not receive degree credit for participation in the courses. While all students receive the same experience in using Army equipment, uniforms and training techniques, those students desiring a commission have scholarship opportunities available to them. Army ROTC scholarships are offered for periods of four, three and two years and are awarded on a merit basis to the most outstanding applicants. Scholarships cover full tuition and fees with a stipend of up to $500 per month.
Visit www.umass.edu/armyrotc or call (413) 687-1429 for more information.
Eligible veterans may enroll in Air Force ROTC while in college, complete degree requirements and earn an Air Force Commission. Veterans can use their veterans’ benefits, receive the tax-free allowance and compete for other scholarship and financial aid programs.