The Charles McGee Leadership Award (CMLA) is a 2-year scholarship to help relieve financial burdens and allow all qualified cadets to focus on their academic and leadership development. Eligible cadets are granted a two-year tuition award of $18,000 per year or this can be converted to a housing benefit of up to $10,000 per year. CMLA is distinct from the other scholarships in that it is granted to all qualified cadets not already on an AFROTC scholarship, who have completed field training and entered the Professional Officer Course upon the start of their junior year of college.
Named after Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, a retired fighter pilot and Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, CMLA marks a significant change in how scholarships are awarded and represents a valuable tool for AFROTC leadership to grant financial assistance to qualified cadets who had not previously received a scholarship upon entry into Air Force ROTC.
See below for more information and Frequently Asked Questions on the CMLA. We will also be adding more comprehensive information on all AFROTC scholarships here soon.