Scholarship Application Process
Applicants should use the online scholarship application to complete and submit all the required information (see checklist below).
Applicants are asked to pick five colleges or universities on their scholarship application. Each school must be for a different NROTC unit and one must be a state school, not necessarily in the candidate’s home state.
Each applicant must also select an academic program in which he/she wishes to major. All academic programs fall into three tiers relative to the Navy’s technical needs.
Scholarships will be awarded to an NROTC unit in conjunction with the academic major and tier the applicant specified on his/her application. If offered the scholarship, the student will be expected to attend the school at which their scholarship is placed. In order to change this placement, the student must submit in writing to the NROTC Placement Office a request to change their placement. The student must be mindful if they choose a cross-town school that there may be cross-town commuting costs and class timing issues which will need to be resolved. The enrolled school must support the academic major or equivalent for which the scholarship was awarded. Also, the student must have applied for admission to and been accepted at any school for which he/she wishes to utilize the scholarship.
An example may help clarify this:
This application is extensive and may require several hours to complete. We have provided an Application Information Checklist to assist you in gathering information and to ease the process of applying for a scholarship.
Once you’ve submitted your application, requests to change your Program Option (Navy, Nurse, Marine) must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the application window closing.
What Happens Next?
After the applicant has completed and submitted his/her application online, that is only the beginning of the journey. The recruiter/coordinator will be arranging for one or more officer interviews, teacher recommendations, gathering transcripts, and ensuring that test scores are received from the testing agencies. After the application is finalized it will be presented to a Selection Board, a panel of officers, who will make the final decision whether a scholarship will be awarded. If an applicant is awarded a scholarship, the NROTC program staff will make the final determination about which NROTC unit will be assigned. The applicant will also undergo a medical screening by the Department of Defense prior to enrolling in the program.
Applicants should regularly check on the progress and status of their application by using the link below to log back in to the web site.