Air Force Junior ROTC selects winners for new annual scholarship

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  • By Christian P. Hodge
  • HQ AFJROTC Office of Public Affairs and Outreach

Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (HQ AFJROTC), in conjunction with Air University and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, is proud to announce it has selected the winners of the inaugural The J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship.

The J-100 recognizes the character and leadership developed in AFJROTC cadets and provides 100 high school seniors the opportunity to pursue a commission in the United States Air or Space Forces while earning their college degree. This is a four-year scholarship at select Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). There are no specific degree requirements for this annual scholarship.

“In order to deter or win future conflict, the Department of the Air Force must build a more diverse force, with more Americans from varied backgrounds, experiences and ways of thinking,” said Lt. Gen. James Hecker, Air University commander and president. “The J-100 program affords us the opportunity to grow and inspire a new generation of Air Force leaders and is just one of many programs that Air University has to build the Air Force our nation needs.”

The 100 selected cadets for 2021 met required academic and physical fitness standards and were ultimately selected by a board of Air Force civilians, officers, and senior non-commissioned officers. The J-100 was established at the behest of former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) General David L. Goldfein.

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