J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship

The J-100” is a 4 year, Air Force ROTC scholarship specifically for AFJROTC high school seniors with 2 or more years of AFJROTC experience. It covers: 4-years of tuition, on-campus housing ($10,000 max/year), a book stipend, and an Air Force ROTC cadet stipend.  The scholarship can be used at any AFROTC host or crosstown university.  VA-20021 may only nominate 1 cadet. 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: (1) 3.0 unweighted GPA (2) 22 ACT or 1100 SAT** (3) 50 fitness score

**A No-Test Waiver is applicable for cadets who have no test/never tested due to inability to test due to COVID; requires Instructor validation and HQ AFJROTC Staff approval.  Students with ACT/SAT test scores below the minimum are not eligible for this waiver.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Cadets and instructors have required applications actions.  All cadet applicants meeting eligibility requirements will meet a selection board based on weighted portions of the application: 40% application data; 20% Instructor endorsement; 20% academic score; 20% fitness score

Instructors and potential applicants should review AFROTC’s university list (https://www.afrotc.com/college-locator/).  Nominated applicants are encouraged to start college application actions prior to the J-100 application deadline.  This is critical, as AFJROTC scholarship winners must have a Letter of Acceptance into their school of choice to accept the scholarship.

Cadets who advance in the application process (based on the quantitative board score) will ultimately meet a qualitative Leadership Evaluation Board (LEB), a panel interview, to determine the final 100 scholarship awards.  The LEB interview is a critical component of the J-100 scholarship selection process.  The interview, along with the cadet’s essay, Instructor’s Letter of Recommendation, and cadet activity sheet/resume, primarily serves to determine the best 100 cadets from the group of finalists meeting the LEB.

2021-2022 TIMELINE

Ø     20 Sep – 19 Nov 21: Application window opens

Ø     19 Nov 21: Applications close/due NLT 11:59pm CST

Ø     NLT 1 Dec 21: Announcement of Finalists who will meet Leadership Evaluation   Board (LEB)

Ø     13-17 Dec 21: LEB interviews week

Ø     NLT 21 Jan 22: Announcement of Scholarship Selects and Alternates

Ø     30 Apr 22: Cadet Notification of Intent to Accept or Decline offer due to AFJROTC Scholarship Team

Ø     31 May 22: Scholarship Acceptance due in WINGS (must include college Letter of Acceptance) by 11:59pm CST

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NASCAR Xfinity race – Color Guard (11 Sept, 2021)

A 5 cadet, Color Guard team performed at Richmond Raceway for the “GO BOWLING 250” XFINITY NASCAR race on Sat, 11 Sept. The presentation will occur between (2 – 2:10pm), just before the race begins. Cadet’s Trey Williams, Angela and Anastasia Grund, Evan Chambers, and Jasmin Lynch received 3 hours each community service for their efforts.

See more photo’s and short videos from the event HERE.

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Mission:“Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”

Our Core Values:  are grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, cultural studies, aviation history, communication skills, life skills, and leadership.

AFJROTC is a general elective course.  Uniform wear, grooming standards in uniform, and community service participation is required. Our daily classroom curriculum can be broken down as follows:

  • 40% Aerospace Science study
  • 40% Leadership Education study, including mandatory drill practice (marching)
  • 20% Physical Fitness & Wellness practice (normally group PT every other Friday)

 Level                               # of Cadets               In-Class Academics

ROTC 1 (1st Yr)                     75 max            Aviation history/ Leadership studies

ROTC 2 (2nd Yr )                   50 max           Communication / Aircraft + Navigation

ROTC 3 & 4 (combined)    25 Max         Service projects / Career plans/ Space Exploration

As in all organizations, earning a place at the higher levels of the cadet corps are competitive.  Each cadet is evaluated weekly on his/her leadership potential. Weekly uniform wear, self-discipline, and community service participation greatly determine who is offered a spot in JROTC next year. We hope and expect that your cadet will participate fully in this unique experience. We look forward to a great year!


DAVID HEDGER, Lt Col  (ret)       KEVIN YOUNG, MSGT (ret)

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“HONOR FLIGHT” Competition Begins NOW!!

All 6 flights compete to earn a full day of fun this April!

The first event is to return your 2 parent completed & signed forms and $50 Activity Fee (on/before) Friday, Sept. 24th.  

See the “Community Service” blog page for competition details. In spring 2019 (our last Honor Flight winners)  ECHO Flight went to the Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park. Here’s a few pics from the fun.


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2020 Cadet Corps Organizational Charts

Download the Powerpoint above to see all cadet “A” flight positions. Some are still awaiting final guidance approval to move into other flights as class leaders.

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Paying the JROTC activity fee

The $50 Cadet activity fee electronically (credit or debit card) using this SPS e-payment link. The fee payment can be made by going to the Nansemond River HS website. Select the “Our School” drop down menu and click on, “Online School Payments.” This will direct you to an SPS payment website. You will have to reselect “Nansemond River HS” from the list of High Schools, and then find the AFJROTC lampstand logo from a scroll down list.

Alternatively, you can pay with cash or check. We will collect the fee at the beginning of each class through 24 September.

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New in 2021: AF Female hair styles

Effective immediately, JROTC women may wear a ponytail that can fan out across a 1-foot span — six inches to the left and six inches to the right of the midpoint where the hair is gathered.

Women must still make sure their hair does not extend past their shoulder blades, be able to properly wear their headgear with locks that width, and comply with occupational safety, fire and health guidance. Women continue to have the option of wearing it up in a “bun;” 3.5 inches in bulk (thickness) and must NOT be seen when looking at you while standing directly in front of you, and must be able to wear the flight cap without falling off.

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Air Commando Award

Congratulations to Cadet Capt Angela Grund for her essay on  Capt. Matthew Roland of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron. Congratulations to Cadet Capt Anastasia Grund for her essay on Medal of Honor Winner and Combat Controller, Tech Sergeant John Chapman. Both will receive the ACA ribbon and medal.

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Health and Wellness Ribbon

Presidential Physical Fitness Standards (Health and Wellness ribbon) is earned for those who average 50% or better on the 3 PFT events (Curl Ups, Push-ups, 1 mile run. A bronze Star will be added for top 75%, Silver Star (85%), or Gold star (95%)

See the Exercise charts posted in the classroom. 

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AFJROTC Cadet Photos – “BeanSprout Photography”

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