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Four-Year National Scholarship

The Four-Year National Scholarship provides full tuition and educational fees or room and board (room and board option is limited to university room and board costs, or $11,500 per year, whichever is less), stipends, uniforms and summer training cruises. Students complete courses leading to a Baccalaureate degree in a traditional college environment preparing to commission and serve as a U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps Officer.

Four-Year National Scholarship Benefits

  • Full tuition at one of the listed colleges or universities (unless room and board is elected as the preferred scholarship benefit instead of tuition and fees). 
  • All mandatory fees imposed by the School on all full-time undergraduate students.
  • Stipend for text books
    • Currently $750 per academic year ($375 per semester or $250 per quarter)
  • Provide uniforms and Naval Science textbooks
  • Three summer cruises
  • Subsistence allowance each academic month:
    • Freshmen - $250/month
    • Sophomore - $300/month
    • Junior - $350/month
    • Senior - $400/month
  • In addition to the below, some universities have chosen to provide additional benefits to NROTC Students. For morinformation, click here

Who Can Apply?

  • U.S. Citizens, Naturalized U.S. Citizens or those in the process of becoming a Naturalized U.S. Citizens.
  • Persons not less than 17 years old and not yet 23 by September 1 of the year starting college.
  • Persons with no criminal record of military or civilian offenses pending or federal convictions.

    How Do You Apply?


    Service Obligations

    • Navy Option Scholarship Midshipmen (does not include Nurses or Marines) are required to serve a minimum of five years of active military service. Additional requirements may be required for specific job assignments.
    • Marine Corps Option Scholarship Midshipmen will be required to serve at least four years on active duty.
    • Navy Nurse Corps Option Scholarship Midshipmen will be required to serve at least four years on active duty.

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