The Navy offers a number of scholarship and non-scholarship Navy and Marine Corps programs to Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee undergraduates. Scholarships may include four, three, or two years of tuition as well as a book and subsistence stipend.

College Program

The College Program is an alternative route into the NROTC program, and is for individuals who were not selected for a national scholarship or who did not apply for a national scholarship. The College Program is a non-scholarship option where students are full-time participants in all NROTC activities and courses, however, they do not receive tuition. While in our College Program, students will have several opportunities to apply for scholarships. Contact us to learn more, and begin your application.

*Note: Incoming College Program students must submit all required application forms no later than July 31st if they wish to participate in the NROTC program during the Fall semester.


Students may apply for the NROTC scholarship as early as the spring of their junior year in high school. The scholarship application closes on December 31 the year before they plan to attend college. (e.g. A high school junior beginning their application in April 2018 must submit their application before the December 31, 2018, deadline if they plan to begin college in the Fall of 2019.) You are able to start the application and save your progress as you complete each section.

The application is accessible at the NROTC website. The scholarships are managed nationally by the Naval Service Training Command (NSTC).

If you plan to list Marquette, MSOE or UWM as one of your scholarship institutions, or if you have already received the scholarship and are applying to Marquette, please contact us.