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Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Scholarship Program

Applications for Fall 2018 scholarships will continue to be accepted by an NROTC Unit affiliated with a Minority Serving Institution until the end of February 2018. If interested, contact the NSTC Candidate Guidance Office (pnsc_nrotc_cgo@navy.mil) or the NROTC Unit at the Minority Serving Institution you wish to attend for further Information.

NROTC has a limited number of scholarships available for students to attend MSI schools, which encompass Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), High Hispanic Enrollment (HHE) schools, and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). If you are interested in attending one of the schools listed below, apply for an MSI scholarship by completing the electronic application on this website which will be available through 31 January 2018 -- AND -- by contacting the NROTC Unit at the Minority Serving Institution you wish to attend. A list of MSI schools can be found below.

Basic Eligibility Criteria
Applicants may be of any gender, race, or ethnic background and must meet all Navy-Option NROTC Scholarship eligibility requirements as well as:

- Must be a Navy Option applicant (Marine Corps and Nurse Corps Option applicants are not eligible).
- Qualifying scores on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT):
SAT: 520 Math; 530 Verbal/Critical Reading
ACT: 21 Math; 22 English
SAT/ACT Math and English / Critical Reading scores can be from two different tests; applicants can combine best Math w/ best English / Critical Reading scores to achieve qualifying scores.

- Applicants must apply to one of the NROTC affiliated MSIs if not currently enrolled.
- Applicants must be admitted to the MSI in order to use their scholarship if selected.
  • All MSISR Applicants must conduct an NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment (AFA) and provide their scores to their recruiter in order for their application to be considered complete and forwarded for consideration by the selection board.
  • The test consists of abdominal crunches, push-ups, and a one-mile run. The purpose of the test is to evaluate your level of physical fitness.
  • The test can be administered by any physical education instructor, athletics coach, an active duty officer, active duty E-7 or NJROTC instructor.
  • Applicants accustomed to regular physical activity should have no difficulty with the AFA.
  • Being properly conditioned prior to reporting to your NROTC Unit cannot be overemphasized.
  • You will be far better prepared to meet the stringent physical demands of the NROTC Program if you maintain a high level of physical fitness during high school.

See the following links for details of how to conduct the AFA.

In order to be considered by the MSISR selection board, no later than 28 Feb 2018, applicants must contact the NROTC Unit affiliated with the Minority Serving Institution they wish to attend to conduct an officer Interview and receive an MSISR nomination. After the officer Interview is complete the NROTC unit will forward nomination to the selection board.


Allen University
Clark Atlanta University
Dillard University
Florida A&M University
Hampton University
Howard University
Huston-Tillotson College
Morehouse College
Norfolk State University
Prairie View A&M Univ.
Savannah State University
Southern University and A&M College
Spelman College
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
Tuskegee University
Xavier University



Central New Mexico Community College
Pima Community College
University of New Mexico


Other MI (not HHE/HBCU)

Kennedy King College

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