Air Force ROTC
University Of West Georgia students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps through the ARCHE cross-registration program. It involves an elective curriculum taken alongside required college classes. Students participating in the program attend Air Force ROTC classes and training taught weekly at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition to courses taken to complete a degree at UWG. Students must balance their course schedule to allow for travel time to and from Georgia Tech. Students earn a college degree and an officer's commission in the U.S. Air Force at the same time. A student who completes the Air Force ROTC Program qualifies as a commissioned officer and will be allowed to enter active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Air Force ROTC offers competitive 4, 3.5, 3, 2.5, and 2 year college scholarships to qualified college students based on merit. Non-competitive scholarships are also available based on major to include foreign languages. Scholarships vary from $3,000, $9,000, $15,000, all the way up to full tuition and required fees. Scholarship winners also receive a stipend of up to $400 for each academic month in addition to a $900 allowance for books and other educational items. Nonscholarship students also receive the stipend and book allowance as contracted cadets in the program.