Joining Air Force ROTC is a wise investment of your time and exposes you to a wealth of opportunities

Let the Air Force pick up the tab

Scholarships for high school students

The U.S. Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) offers full and partial scholarships to high school seniors.

Air Force ROTC scholarships cover tuition, textbooks, and most lab fees. Recipients can also get a monthly stipend of up to $500.

Receiving an Air Force ROTC scholarship does not affect Federal Student Aid (FASFA) eligibility.


See application process

Scholarships for college students

If you are currently attending MSU or any of its affiliate schools you may still reap all the benefits of being a cadet.

Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, Physical Fitness Test scores, and personal assessment by the cadre—your instructors. The number of scholarships available varies each year. Contact us to learn more about scholarship opportunities for current students.

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A guaranteed job awaits you after graduation

Air Force ROTC prepares you to become an officer in the Air Force, which carries a high level of responsibility and honor. When you complete the Air Force ROTC program and graduate, you’ll dive right into a management-level position in the Air Force.

Service commitment depend upon the Air Force job taken.

Jobs in the Air Force

Fighter Pilot

Pilot, nurse, engineer, and special tactics officer are just a few of the jobs available to graduates. There are hundreds of job options for all sorts of specialities.You will request the jobs that interest you during your third or fourth year in Air Force ROTC. Based on your performance and the needs of the Air Force, you’ll be assigned to an Air Force career that you’ll train for after college.

Officer job descriptions: Find jobs right for you 

Professional programs: Become a nurse, lawyer, or doctor 

A world of opportunity awaits you...

Joining detachment 380 gives you access to a wide range of national and local opportunities through Air Force ROTC.

Leadership Laboratories

Detachment 380 will conduct special leadership laboratories that emphasize esprit de corps, teamwork, and fun throughout the school year. The activities are limited to the cadets' imaginations! Some of the things Det 380 has done in the past are:

Cadets visited Fort Custer to practice leadership skills and build confidence.

Ft Custer LLAB LRC

Ft Custer LLAB Confidence Course

Cadets learned water confidence through swimming, survival skills, and water polo. 

Swim PT Laps

Cadets practiced navigation and marching skills around MSU's campus.


Navigation LLAB

 Participate in advanced research

Cadets will have increased opportunities for summer research through Air Force ROTC. Air Force Research Laboratory is one of the options and more info can be found below:

afrl Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars

 Attend leadership symposiums and jump school through cadet exchange programs

Cadets may apply and be selected to attend special United States Air Force Academy exchange programs and events. Detachment 380 has sent several cadets to these events and could send you too!



Contact detachment 380 to learn about more opportunities!


Contact Det 380
Michigan State University - Air Force ROTC
Detachment 380 - 104 Bessey Hall, East Lansing, MI 48825 | 517.355.2168 (phone) | 517.355.0167 (fax)
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