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What are the requirements to get an NROTC scholarship?
As with getting accepted to most colleges and universities, the NROTC program is looking for well rounded candidates. The three most important areas are High School grades, SAT scores, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Having leadership positions in extra-curricular activities is an additional benefit. More information can be found at the Naval Education Training Command's NROTC website.
How do I apply for an NROTC scholarship?
Scholarships are awarded nationally. Local NROTC units do not accept applications or offer scholarships to individuals. The application for a NROTC scholarship can be completed on-line. To fill out an application,visit the official NROTC website to fill out the online application.
If I do not get offered a scholarship when I am in high school, can I still join the NROTC program?
Yes. If you are not awarded a scholarship you can join the program as a College Program student and compete for a three year scholarship that will commence the beginning of your sophomore year in college. For more information contact us.
Once I am offered a scholarship, can I take it to any university that I am accepted at?
No. You must pick five schools that you would like to take your NROTC scholarship at when you apply. You will be awarded your scholarship for a specific school. When you receive your scholarship nomination, you will receive instructions on how to change schools if you desire to do so.
Why should I come to Marquette University or Milwaukee School of Engineering instead of other schools with an NROTC program?
Milwaukee is a great place to be a NROTC Midshipman. Unlike other universities, Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering offer free room and board to all NROTC students entering on a four year scholarship. This has a value of up to $7,000 per year while you are in school.
What is expected of me while I am in the NROTC program?
Students are expected to perform well academically, stay in good physical shape, and develop as a Naval Officer. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in many activities while they are in the NROTC program. For an overview visit the 'Activities' page.
Are there any requirements for what I need to major in?
There are no specific requirements for your major, but the Navy encourages technical majors such as Engineering, Mathematics, or Physical Sciences.
Are NROTC students required to live in the same dorm or can I live in any place I choose?
There are no requirements for NROTC students to live in any specific dorm or even on campus. Many of our students do live together but that is by their own choice, not by the direction of the NROTC program. For more information about university housing, visit Marquette University's website.
How much time is required and what will I be doing on summer training?
Scholarship midshipmen will participate in 4-6 weeks of training each summer. This training is designed to give each student exposure to the Navy and Marine Corps and to allow them to make a better informed decision about what they want to do in the Navy or Marine Corps. For more information on freshman orientation, visit the freshman orientation page.
After I am in the NROTC program can I switch between Navy, Navy Nurse, and Marine Corps options?
There are some limited opportunities to switch between options but being allowed to switch between options is not guaranteed. Students that wish to switch options will be evaluated based on their achievements in the program, physical fitness test scores, and academic grades.
What if I decide I do not like the program? Can I quit at any time?
Students can disenroll from the program anytime before the beginning of their sophomore year without any obligation to the Navy or Marine Corps. If a student voluntarily disenrolls after their sophomore year they will either pay back the Navy for their tuition or serve on active duty in the Navy or Marine Corps for a minimum of two years.
What are my obligations to the Navy or the Marine Corps after I graduate from college?
Scholarship students will spend a minimum of 4 years on active duty. College program students will spend a minimum of 3 years on active duty. For more information about military service requirements,visit the official NROTC website.
What will I do in the Navy or the Marine Corps after I graduate from college?
Navy Option Students: After you graduate from college, you will serve in one of the Navy's warfare areas: Aviation, Surface Warfare, Submarines, or Special Warfare. For more information about these communities,visit the official NROTC website.
Nurse Option Students: Following graduation you will report to a Naval Hospital and begin working as a Naval Nurse.
Marine Option Students: Shortly after commissioning you will report to The Basic School (TBS). While at TBS you will select the field you will enter in the Marine Corps. There are many opportunities including Infantry, Armor, Human Intelligence, Artillery, and Logistics.