At Norwich University, all students who apply are evaluated in terms of eligibility for merit-based scholarships. This includes his or her high school grade-point average (GPA) and highest score from the ACT or SAT standardized tests. The two factors are weighed together to determine eligibility.
For students pursuing a military career, ROTC scholarships help cover costs, but commit you to serve in the armed forces. These scholarships are applied to through the branch or branches of interest, not Norwich University, and are highly competitive on a national scale.
ROTC provides money to cover some tuition and uniform expenses as well as a monthly stipend. A student bringing an ROTC scholarship to Norwich will also be awarded the I.D. White Scholarship, which covers room and board.
If your son or daughter applies for an ROTC scholarship, you should still complete the FAFSA.
For more information, or to start the ROTC scholarship process, go to the website of the branch or branches that interest you. You will need to start the process by spring of the student’s junior year, as it takes time.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, our primary scholarship awards will range in value from $16,000.00 to $24,000.00 per year. Eligibility for scholarship renewal is based on review of each student’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year.
Up to $24,000.00 per year for four years. The student must maintain a 3.0 Cumulative GPA required for renewal.
Up to $22,000.00 per year for four years. The student must maintain a 2.75 Cumulative GPA required for renewal.
Academic Recognition Award
Up to $18,000.00 per year for four years. The student must maintain a 2.25 Cumulative GPA required for renewal.
Norwich also offers scholarships for students who meet certain criteria.
Civil Air Patrol Scholarship
The National CAP Scholarship is valued at $20,000, payable at $5,000 per year and will be awarded to cadets who have served for one or more years in a position of leadership as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. This scholarship is available to all qualified Civil Air Patrol cadets. To apply for the National CAP Scholarship, cadets must submit a Letter of Recommendation from their Wing and/or Unit Commander with their application for admissions and be accepted as a member of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. To renew the scholarship each year Cadets are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
Scholarship eligibility is subject to modification due to verification, change in EFC, availability of federal, state and institutional funds, satisfactory academic progress, enrollment status, change in lifestyle or major, receipt of faculty/staff scholarship, and receipt of aid from outside sources.
Loans allow students and their parents to borrow money to augment scholarships and grants. As part of funding options at Norwich, you may wish to consider a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, a Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), or an alternative loan.
- William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans–The Federal Direct Loan program makes low-interest loans available to students to help pay the costs of attending post-secondary school.
- Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)–This is a federal loan program that allows parents of dependent undergraduate students to take out a loan to cover the different between the student aid package and the actual costs of the university.
- Alternative Loans–Alternative, or private, loans are commercial loans offered by banks and other private lenders.
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