NATIONAL FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
Selected applicants for the NROTC scholarship program are awarded scholarships through
a highly competitive national selection process. The recipient will be commissioned
a Naval Officer upon graduation and is obligated to a minimum of four years of active
duty in the Marines and five years for all other Navy occupations. The scholarship recipient will receive:
- full tuition
- book steipend
- monthly subsistence stipend
*NROTC scholarships do not pay for enrollment/application fees, room and board, or
for personal items.
The year before your freshman year of college or the first semester of your freshman
year of college, apply and/or re-apply for the Four-Year National NROTC Scholarship.
No applicant can have more than 30 college credit hours. It is recommended that every
applicant register for Naval Science courses, which are open to all enrolled university
students, while in the non-scholarship interim period.
NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NROTC) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN NROTC NATIONAL FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
Complete the applicant questionnaire found in the Navy/Marine ROTC college scholarships
bulletin which is available through your local Navy or Marine Corps Recruiter or call 1-800-USA-NAVY. Questionnaires should be received no earlier than
March 1 of the year prior to you applying and no later than January 1 of the year
you are applying.
Take the SAT or ACT test as early as possible and release scores directly to the NROTC
program by using Code 0656 on the test registration form (there is no other means
of providing the scores). Scores cannot be received before March and will not be
considered if received after December 31.
Apply to at least three of the colleges/universities you would like to attend. Acceptance
to an NROTC approved college or university is your responsibility because the NROTC
program cannot guarantee acceptance. It is advisable to apply to your college/university
choices by November 1.
Contact your local NROTC program coordinator to begin processing your application.
Your coordinator will be identified in a letter indicating you are "board eligible"
based on your questionnaire.
Complete the application forms booklet with your local recruiting officer by the Jan
25 completion date so that it can be received at the main headquarters by the Jan
Will be the consideration of your application by a selection board which will begin
in September and continue meeting periodically through March.
MAJORS AVAILABLE UNDER THE SCHOLARSHIP ARE CATEGORIZED INTO THREE TIERS:
Tier 1: Engineering programs of Navy interest
Tier 2: Other Engineering, Math & Science programs
Tier 3: Foreign Language and studies not included in Tier 1 or 2
For further specifics, please go to the Approved Tiers for the University of Utah or Westminster College
*For Marine Option Midshipmen, this is not a requirement.
For further information regarding these programs, please contact your local Navy or Marine Corps recruiter.