Selected applicants for the NROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the Marine Corps.
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
- Be 17 years of age by September 1 of the year starting college and less than 23 years of age on June 30 of that year. Applicants who have prior active duty military service may be eligible for age adjustments for the amount of time equal to their prior service on month by month basis, for maximum of 36 months, provided they do not reach their 30th birthday by June 30 in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated.
- Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalency certificate (GED) by August 1 of the same year of anticipated entrance into a four year NROTC Scholarship Program.
- Physically qualified by Marine Corps standards. Applications will be required to take a physical fitness test (PFT) consisting of a three mile run for time, crunches, and dead hang pull ups for males/flexed arm hang for females consisting of a three mile run for time, crunches, and dead hang pull ups for males/ flexed arm hang for females.
- Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
- Have no criminal record of military or civilian offenses.
- Apply for and gain admission to an approved NROTC college or university/ Admission to an NROTC institution is not required during the selection process; however. notification of admission must be received before the scholarship can be activated.
- Achieve a qualifying score on the SAT, ACT, or Armed Forces Qualification Test (1000 SAT; 22 ACT; 74 ASVAB)
- Students with 30 or more semester hours or 45 more quarter hours of college credit upon application or students already enrolled in NROTC College Program are not eligible for four year NROTC Scholarships; these students should see professors of naval science at their host university's NROTC unit to discuss other scholarship opportunities.
- You may start the process of applying during the second semester of your junior year of high school. Before the application can be finalized and forward for selection consideration, you must ensure a copy of your complete transcript including your entire junior year is forwarded to your recruiter.
Please speak with your school counselor for more details.