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NROTC Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Four-Year Scholarship:

  • Full tuition at one of the listed colleges or universities
  • All mandatory fees imposed by the School on all full-time undergraduate students, except for the following:
      • a. Any fee due to withdrawing, failing or repeating a course.
      • b. Any fee of tuition above or in addition to those normally charged that are for an elective course not required in a degree or to fulfill any NROTC program requirements.
      • c. Refundable fees, such as deposits.
      • d. Charges incurred for breaking or damaging property.
      • e. Fees assessed by the School for failure to comply with any School requirement.
      • f. Fees for advance placement examinations.
      • g. Medical or dental insurance.
      • h.  Fees in connection with any aviation or flight training course, including but not limited to:  flight hours; licensing; fuel; aircraft rental; ground instruction; and aircraft service, repair or maintenance.  The Navy will not pay for any such fees or costs whether they are charged separately or are incorporated into the tuition charged for the course.
  • Stipend of $750 per academic year for text books.  ($375 per semester or $250 per quarter)
  • Provide all uniforms
  • Three summer cruises
  • Subsistence allowance each academic month
YEAR CURRENT
Freshmen - $250
Sophomore - $300
Junior - $350
Senior - $400
  • The length of scholarship benefits is predicated upon the student's degree plan.  Students will receive scholarship benefits only for the time required to receive their Baccalaureate Degree or 4 years, whichever comes first.  If additional benefits are necessary, students may request and, in some cases, be granted fifth-year benefits.

Scholarship RequirementsRead scholarship selection criteria

TWO AND THREE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS

Eligibility Requirements

  • Same basic requirements as the Four-Year scholarship with the following additional requirements;
    • Must have at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) but no more than 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours).
    • Must have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Must be admitted to or in process of gaining admittance to school affiliated with the NROTC Unit from which they are being nominated.
    • Students may apply for only one of two programs options; Navy or Nurse (not open to Marine Option applicants).

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition at one of the listed colleges or universities
  • All colleges/university educational fees, except for the following:
    • A. Any fee due to withdrawing, failing or repeating a course
    • B. Any fee of tuition above or in addition to those normally charged that are for an elective course not required in a degree or to fulfill any NROTC program requirements.
    • C. Refundable fees, such as deposits.
    • D. Charges incurred for breaking or damaging property.
    • E. Fees assessed by the School for failure to comply with any School requirement
    • F. Fees for advance placement examinations.
    • G. Medical or dental insurance
    • H. Any aviation associated fees to include, but not limited to, aviation instruction, licensing, or fuel fees, aircraft rental fees, ground instruction, maintenance or service fees.  Students may choose to pursue a degree requiring these types of flight instruction or fees; however they will be fully responsible for all such fees associated with that training.
    • I. Room and Board
  • Provide uniforms and Naval Science textbooks
  • Summer Cruise
    • 3-Year will receive 2 cruises
    • 2-Year will receive 1 cruise
  • Stipend for text books
    • Currently $750 per academic year ($375 per semester or $250 per quarter)
  • Subsistence allowance each academic month
    • Sophomore  $300/month
    • Junior  $350/month
    • Senior  $400/month
  • Length of the scholarship is predicated upon the student’s degree plan.  Students will receive scholarship benefits only for the time required to complete their baccalaureate degree or initial length of scholarship, whichever comes first.

Application Process

  • You must apply via the NROTC unit of the university you wish to attend.
  • You must conduct an NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment (AFA) and provide your scores to the NROTC Unit from which they are seeking a nomination in order for their application to be considered complete and forwarded for consideration by the selection board.

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

    Applicant Fitness Assessment Instructions
    Applicant Fitness Assessment Score Sheet

  • To apply you must complete the application below, obtain the required documents and submit your application to the Professor of Naval Science and the university you wish to attend.
  • Contents of application:
    • Application Letter (see sample)
    • Signed and dated Personal Information Sheet
    • Applicant Fitness Assessment Score Sheet
    • Current copy of  college transcripts
    • Letter of admission
    • Degree Plan
    • Statement of Understanding
    • Drug Statement
    • Debarment statement
    • Letters of reference (if you wish)
    • 2 or 3 Year Scholarship - Applicant Personal Data Record
      • Your application must be received by the NROTC Unit no later than 30 April.
      • The Professor of Naval Science will review and may forward you application to the scholarship selection board.
      • The Selection board meets at the end of June.
      • You will receive a letter notifying you of the results of the selection board.

Document downloads

NROTC College Program

  • Applicants selected from students already attending or accepted by colleges with NROTC programs
  • Provides uniforms and Naval Science textbooks.
  • College Program students selected for "advanced standing" receive a stipend for maximum of 20 months. Advance standing is only available starting the junior year of college. Stipend per academic month is $350 junior year and $400 senior year.
  • Students will complete naval science and other university courses, a few specific university courses, and attend one summer training session
    • Normally at sea for Navy midshipmen
    • Normally at Quantico, VA for Marine Corps midshipmen
  • When accepted, two-year applicants will attend six-and-a-half week Naval Science Institute program in Newport, RI during summer between sophomore and junior years
  • On graduation, two- and four-year College Program midshipmen may be commissioned ensigns in the Naval Service or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps

Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Scholarship Program (Navy Option Only)

Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship (Marine Option Only)

US Naval Academy

Last Modified 9/24/2014
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