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For high school students or college freshman with less than 30 credit hours:
The Navy offers two great scholarship programs: the Four-Year National Scholarship and the Historically Black College and University Scholarship (HBCU) and the Marine Corps Frederick C. Branch Scholarship . All of these scholarships cover four years of tuition and fees, a stipend for text books, and a $250 per academic month living allowance (which increases by $50 each year). Upon earning a bachelor's degree, both scholarships require a minimum of 5 years of Active Duty service in one of the following unrestricted line "Warfare Communities" below:
- Marines owe a minimum 4 year service commitment.
- Surface Warfare (Ships)
- Aviation (Pilot or Naval Flight Officer)
- Nuclear Power (Surface or Submarine)
- Special Operations (EOD)
- Special Warfare (SEALs)
There is no service obligation until you attend classes your sophomore year.
The minimum SAT or ACT requirements for both The Four-Year National and the HBCU scholarships are the same: SAT: 1050 (520M/530V) ACT: 43 (21M/22V) For the Marine Option Four-Year Scholarship the minimum requirements are: SAT: 1000 ACT: 45
The minimum SAT or ACT requirements for both The Four-Year National and the HBCU scholarships are the same:
- SAT: 1050 (520M/530V)
- ACT: 43 (21M/22V)
For the Marine Option Four-Year Scholarship the minimum requirements are:
For students currently enrolled in college
If you had applied for one of the scholarships and did not get accepted, or you are a college freshman who would like to join the unit, there is the option of "walking-on" to the NROTC program through the College Program. This is a non-scholarship route where you participate with the unit, taking Naval Science courses and "Drill". After at least one full semester of participation, a GPA greater than 2.5, and outstanding military bearing, a package can be prepared to request an NROTC scholarship. If that request is granted you will be entitled to the same benefits as the Four-Year and the HBCU scholarships.
If you are a transfer student with 30-60 credits and are interested in the unit, there are additional scholarship opportunities available. Please contact one of the staff for more information regarding these options.
- A more complete description of the College Program and the application can be downloaded here.
For Active Duty Enlisted Personnel
See your Command Career Counselor for information on the STA-21 program.
Whether you were accepted for a scholarship, or are participating through the College Program there are requirements for staying enrolled in the NROTC unit:
- Participate in physical training (PT) three to four times a week, generally in the morning.
- Maintain a minimum of "Good" per Navy Standards (PRT) of physical readiness in push-ups, curl-ups, and a 1.5 mile run.
- Be enrolled in Naval Science Drill, which takes place one morning a week.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained through-out your time in the program. Be where you have to be, when you have to be there.
The ultimate goal of the program is to gain a commission in either the US Navy or Marine Corps.
To do so you must:
- Take at least two semesters of both University Level (Calculus based) Physics and Calculus (does not apply to Nursing Scholarships).
- Take four years of Naval Science courses (2 years for Nursing Scholarships).
- Take one semester of both a Cultural Awareness Study and a Military History course. Your advisor can provide you with a list of acceptable courses.
- Pass a pre-commissioning physical.
- Demonstrate proficiency in swimming (if you do not know how, you will be taught.)
- Complete the NROTC sailing program (consists of two written tests and an on-water practical test).
- Pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT).
Applying for a Four-Year National Scholarship
Fall of senior year in high school: Apply for the NROTC Four-Year National Scholarship through either the NROTC website of through your regional Navy or Marine Corps recruiter. The scholarship deadline varies, but is generally December 31. Either the NROTC site or your recruiter will be able to provide you with the exact date. Designate on your application what University you would like to attend.
Spring of your senior year in high school: secure admission to the school of your choice.
If you recieve the Four-Year National Scholarship:
- Annotate which school you desire to attend.
- Contact the HRNROTC unit to confirm that they have received your information.
Non-Four Year National Scholarships and HBC candidates:
- Following college admission procedures, contact the school's unit and receive the College Program admissions package or the HBC application.
- Fill out and return the applications: HBC, College Program.
- Four Year National Scholarship: 31 January
- MSISR: 1 May
- NROTC College Program (Non-Scholarship Initially): 1 June
- Norfolk State University: 15 May
These deadlines may change. Contact Staff to confirm dates.