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Two and Three-Year Scholarships

Individuals entering their sophomore or junior years of college may apply for a 2-year or3 -year scholarship through their college’s NROTC Unit. 2 year and 3 year NROTC scholarships are awarded competitively by a national scholarship selection board each summer. Students do not need to be currently participating in the NROTC program in order to apply for 2 and 3 year scholarships.

Two and Three-Year 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)
  • Uniforms and Naval Science textbooks
  • Summer cruises
  • Subsistence allowance each academic 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?

  • 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.
  • Applicants must have at least at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) but no more than 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours).
  • Applicants 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.

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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