United States Air Force Academy

Go to home page
Prep School

Sponsor Program

The Prep School needs sponsor families too! Just like the Cadet Sponsor Program at the United States Air Force Academy, the Prep School encourages members of the community to become a sponsor to one of our cadet candidates.

Sponsors act as positive adult role models and provide cadet candidates with a local support system, as many do not have family in the Colorado Springs area. You do not have to be active duty or retired military in order to become a sponsor. We also welcome Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, local citizens, parents of cadets or cadet candidates and Academy alumni to apply for the program. More details about the role of sponsors in the life of a cadet candidate can be found in our information pamphlet.

If interested in being considered for the Cadet Candidate Sponsor Program, please download our sponsor registration checklist and complete the package and questionnaire. Background checks are conducted on all applicants to ensure the safety of our cadet candidates.

Because a high percentage of our cadet candidates receive appointments to the Academy, you can also choose to continue as a sponsor family for that same young man or woman during his or her time as a cadet! More information about the Cadet Sponsor Program can be found here.

“I feel at home whenever I am at my sponsor's house. It is also a great get away from the academic and military setting here at the Prep School.”

-C/C Adeboyejo

“Sponsor families are great! I absolutely love mine and always look forward to seeing them whenever I get the chance to go off base!”

-C/C Browne