University Academic Programs and Resources
Air Force ROTC
AFROTC Detachment 330
2126 Cole Student Activities Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1021
The Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC) provides two programs
for college men and women to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S.
Air Force while completing their university degree requirements. To enter the
AFROTC program, students should contact (301) 314-3242 or www.inform.umd.edu/afrotc.
George Mason \students register for the appropriate courses through the consortium
office located on the fourth floor of Enterprise Hall. Attendance at courses,
located at the University of Maryland, is mandatory. Car pools among George Mason
cadets are usually available.
This program is comprised of a General Military Course (GMC) and a Professional
Officer Course (POC). The first two years (GMC), normally for freshmen and sophomores,
give a general introduction to the Air Force and its various career fields. Students
enrolled in the GMC program incur no obligation and may elect to discontinue the
program at any time. The final two years, the POC concentrate on the development
of leadership skills and the study of U.S. defense policy. Students must compete
for acceptance into the POC. Students enrolled in the last two years of the program
receive $1,000 per semester and $150 per month, tax free.
Students in the four-year program who successfully complete the first two years
of the program and are accepted into the POC program must attend four weeks of
field training at a designated Air Force base during the summer after their sophomore
year of college.
This program is normally offered to prospective juniors but may be taken by
seniors and graduate students. The academic requirements for this program are
identical to the four-year program, and students receive the same benefits (approximately
$4,000 annually). During the summer preceding entry into the program, all candidates
must attend five weeks of field training at a designated Air Force base. Students
should start the application process as soon as possiblenot later than the summer
before attending field training.
AFROTC scholarship programs provide eight-, six-, and four-semester scholarships
to students on a competitive basis. Scholarships are available in many fields
and are based on merit. Those selected receive tuition, lab expenses, incidental
fees, and a book allowance, plus a nontaxable monthly allowance of $150.
Any student accepted by George Mason University may apply for these scholarships.
AFROTC membership is required to receive an AFROTC scholarship.
AFROTC cadets are eligible for numerous local, regional, and national awards.
Many of these awards include monetary assistance for school.