Yale hosts both Naval and Air Force ROTC units that offer interested Yale College students an opportunity to pursue their regular Yale degrees while preparing for leadership in the military services. Regardless of financial need, participating students may receive significant help in meeting the costs of a Yale education.
Air Force ROTC
The mission of Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 009 at Yale is to develop quality leaders for the U.S. Air Force. The AFROTC, through intense training and course work, opens the door for entry into the finest air force in the world. Cadets have gone on to serve in a range of career fields, from medicine to aviation. The program offers students an ideal training environment that instills values such as integrity, service before self, and excellence. Cadets are also exposed to numerous activities and organizations that reach out to the local community while strengthening the skills necessary for a military career. Full and partial scholarships that may cover tuition, fees, books, and/or a subsistence allowance are available, with levels dependent on qualifications and other factors. Scholarships are open to both freshmen and sophomores who excel in academics and display leadership potential.
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program was established to educate and train young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Because Yale hosts a Naval ROTC unit, all NROTC courses, physical training, and leadership development seminars take place on Yale’s campus. First-year students may apply for enrollment in the nonscholarship College Program and then compete for scholarships at the completion of their freshman year. If selected for the Scholarship Program, students receive full tuition, academic fees, a stipend for textbooks, and a monthly subsistence allowance that increases annually.
Students may apply for the national NROTC scholarship on line via the Naval ROTC Web site. Applications are due by January 31 for activation the following fall. For enrollment in the nonscholarship College Program, students apply directly to the Yale NROTC unit.