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Marine Corps Scholarships

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Marine Option allows those with a fighting spirit the opportunity to earn a commission in the United States Marine Corps as they complete their studies at a participating college or university. If they rise to the challenge, they may become officers of the Marine Corps.

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 more information, click here

Who Can Apply?

  • Be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Be 17 years of age by 1 September of the first year of college and younger than 27 on 31 December of the year in which college graduation and commissioning are anticipated.
  • Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalent certificate.
  • Be physically qualified and be within height-weight standards.
  • Personally exemplify and display the following:
  • Character-Morally qualified and no record of military or civil offenses.
  • A score of 74 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), a composite score of 22 on the American College Test (ACT) or a combined score of 1000 in Math and Evidence-Based Reading on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  • Meet admission requirements of an NROTC-affiliated college or university of choice.

How Do You Apply?

Service Obligations

  • Marine Corps Option Scholarship Midshipmen will be required to serve at least four years on active duty.

Scholarship Options

  • NROTC National Scholarship
  • Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship
  • Pedro Del Valle Leadership Scholarship
  • Margaret Brewer Leadership Scholarship
  • Vincente Tomas Garrido Blaz Leadership Scholarship
  • LTGEN Frank E. Peterson Scholarship
  • Military Youth Organization Scholarship
For More Information on these opportunities visit:

Naval Service Training Command, NS Great Lakes, 2601A Paul Jones St, Great Lakes, IL  60088-2845 ~ 1.800.NAV.ROTC 
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