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Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Scholarship Program

The 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, you may be eligible and could be nominated for the MSI scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants may be of any gender, race, or ethnic background.
Must meet all Navy-Option NROTC Scholarship eligibility requirements (see Requirements) as well as:

  • Must be a Navy Option applicant (Marine Corps and Nurse Corps Option applicants are not eligible).
  • Must successfully receive nomination from MSI to be considered for the MSISR scholarship.
  • Valid Test Dates for the 2022 Scholarship Year are Dec 2019 to Dec 2021.
  • Qualifying scores on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT):

SAT: 540 Math; 550 Verbal/Critical Reading

SAT Combined score of 1100 is NOT REQUIRED for MSI Scholarship
If Combined test score below 1100, must respond positively to the MSISR interest question in the application in order for application to be processed


ACT: 21 Math; 22 English

ACT Combined score of 44 is NOT REQUIRED for MSI Scholarship
If combined test score below 44, must respond positively to the MSISR interest question in the application in order for application to be processed

  • Any combination of scores, regardless of test type, can be utilized to achieve the minimum test scores of each category.
  • 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.

Application Timeline

No later than 31 January 2022

  • Complete on-line NROTC National Scholarship on-line application: Apply

No later than 28 February 2022

  • Contact the NROTC Unit at the MSI you plan on attending to gain a nomination from the Commanding Officer for the MSI scholarship.

No later than 31 March 2022

  • NROTC Units will forward nominations to the selection board

Week of 18 April 2022

  • MSI Scholarship board will convene

Application Process

Complete the on-line application

  • Work with your NROTC Coordinator to ensure the application is completely processed and ready for board consideration.
  • 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.
  • See the following links for details of how to conduct the AFA.

Contact the NROTC Unit at the MSI you plan on attending to gain a nomination.

If interested, contact the NROTC Unit at the MSI you wish to attend for further Information.

A list of MSI schools can be found below.


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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