Future Eagles Scholarship Program

Founded in 2006, the Gathering of Eagles Foundation has provided Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships to deserving college students. This year, eligible students must be in their freshman through junior years, and enrolled in an Alabama AFROTC Detachment. AFROTC Scholarships winners compete through their local detachments, are chosen in coordination with local Detachment faculty through an essay application process, and are honored during the capstone GOE week with the Eagles.

The AFROTC scholarship includes a cash prize as well as travel expenses to attend the annual GOE Week events at Maxwell AFB, AL. There are no JROTC scholarships being offered this year.

The scholarship winners receive much more than just funding. Our program unites Airpower heroes, leaders, and innovators with the next generation of Airpower advocates by creating an environment to share personal experiences, successes and failures to make a significant impact in the military.

Alabama AFROTC cadets, in their Freshman through Junior years, in good standing (as defined by the educational institution) enrolled in AS 200, AS 250, AS 300, and AS 350, as well as any cadet in good standing enrolled in the Marion Military Institute, may apply for the GOE AFROTC Scholarship program.

On what basis are GOE Scholarship winners selected?

  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses
  • Educational ambitions
  • Record of military service and/or community impact
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Demonstration of service to others in the community
  • Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
  • Leadership potential

The application consists of a one-page biography and a three (3) page essay. The essay prompt varies each year, but it will explore possible future Eagles and military leadership. The application must be submitted through your AFROTC Detachment Commander or the Senior JROTC instructor at your high school.

AY2019 GOE Scholarship OI AFROTC (PDF)

The GOE Foundation funds scholarships for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets throughout the United States and for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets in the state of Alabama.

AY2019 GOE Scholarship OI AFROTC (PDF)