Thank you for considering Norwich in your career path for the future. Norwich University’s Naval ROTC sets the standard for other ROTCs as it helps create stellar future Navy and Marine Corps Officers who are motivated, responsible, and respected.
College Sophomores and Juniors
Great News! At Norwich University, you can seek a Navy or Marine Corps Commission in our program—even if you are already a sophomore or junior. Stipulation: You must be a member of the Corps of Cadets or applying for a nursing scholarship.
High School Seniors
Norwich offers four-year NROTC Scholarships! The United States Navy and Marine Corps offers outstanding high school students the opportunity to seek a commission through our rigorous and rewarding NROTC program. The Norwich University Corps of Cadets combined with our NROTC unit has an extensive history of being on the leading forefront in training outstanding military leaders.
How can you become part of our team?
Each year, the Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET) awards competitive scholarships to students who are willing to strive to be the best. You are eligible if you have excelled in academics, extra-curricular activities, athletics, held leadership positions, and want to further your success by becoming an officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. If this sounds like you—Congratulations—you are exactly the type of individual we are looking for!
What can you expect upon receiving an NROTC scholarship?
If you receive a NROTC scholarship, you can expect to participate in a two- to five-week cruise every summer aboard ships, on submarines, or part of the team in the aviation community.
What are the benefits included with a NROTC scholarship?
- Monthly Stipend
- Required Fees
How can you apply for a NROTC scholarship?
Visit the NROTC site or call 1.800.USA.NAVY.
Frequently Asked Questions
The quickest way to get information on NROTC Scholarships and begin the application process is to login to www.nrotc.navy.mil You can also call 1.800.USA.Navy and request an NROTC scholarship application be sent in the mail.
You must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- Not less than 17 years old by Sept. 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on June 30 of that year
- Must not have reached 27th birthday by June 30 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated
- Applicants with prior military service may be eligible for age adjustments for amount of time equal to their prior service, on month-by-month basis, for maximum of 36 months, if they will not reach 30th birthday by June 30 of year graduation and commissioning are anticipated
- High school graduation or equivalency certificate by August 1 of year of entrance into four-year NROTC Scholarship program
- No moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic
- Physically qualified by Navy or Marine Corps standards
- Students w/ 30 or more semester hours or 45 or 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 host university’s NROTC unit to discuss other scholarship opportunities.
- Students may apply for only one of three program options-Navy, Marine Corps or Nurse
- Active duty Navy applicants are ineligible to apply for NROTC program through COMNAVCRUITCOM. Active members of other branches of the military may apply if granted a conditional release. Individuals who are scheduled for boot camp may apply provided they complete all required application evolutions (i.e. strong interest inventory, officer interview, etc.). NSTC will accept teacher evaluations, transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores dated after the applicants ship date.
- Navy and Nurse-option applicants should apply online or through Navy recruiting offices
- Marine Corps applicants should apply online or through Marine Corps recruiting offices
- 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 that a copy of your complete transcript including your entire junior year is forwarded to your recruiter.
Qualifying scores on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT):
Navy (including Nurse-option):
SAT: 530 Critical Reading; 520 math
ACT: 22 English 21 Math
Marine Corps option:
SAT: 1000 composite
ACT: 22 composite
*Minimum scores must be obtained on the same test. Combining scores from different tests is prohibited.
** If you graduated in the top 10% of your high school class, SAT/ACT scores can be lower.
The Scholarship pays for the following:
- Tuition and school/class related fees.
- Book stipend. This amounts to $375 a semester. For several majors, this will pay for most books. For others, like engineering, it may not cover all your books.
- Uniforms. Both Corps of Cadet and Midshipman uniforms.
- Monthly allowance: All scholarship freshmen will receive $250 a month. This allowance is increased by $50 each year.
- Summer training pay (approx. $750.00/month)
The Scholarship does not pay for: Initial dorm deposit, dorm fees, meal plan, sports/entertainment passes, parking.
Applications may be submitted from 1 April until 31 January of the following year. Completed applications will be processed as they are received. Notifications of early selection will begin in September.
All scholorship nominees will be notified by 30 April of the current year.
Generally, you order uniform items from the Uniform Support Center at 1.800.368.4088. We will give you all the information you need regarding uniforms once you receive a NROTC scholarship to Norwich University.
Absolutely! Our staff is dedicated to helping you in every way reach your goal of becoming an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps. We have two- or three-year scholarships available and encourage you to set your sights on them early. If you were not selected for a four-year scholarship out of high school, but strongly desire to attend Norwich University, be a member of the Corps of Cadets, and eventually an officer, there are many opportunities for you!
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