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Norwich University is pleased to offer the JROTC Leadership Award. This award recognizes outstanding high school students for their leadership, service, and achievements in JROTC programs.

Value:

Each year, high schools with a JROTC program may nominate up to three students for this award. All nominees accepted by Norwich will receive a scholarship valued between $8,000 and $16,000.  This award has three levels: $4,000 per year, for a total of $16,000 over four years; $3,000 per year, for a total of $12,000 over four years; and $2,000 per year, for a total of $8,000 over a four year course of study.  

JROTC Instructor endorsements should rank their submissions one through three based on the student’s performance as a member of the JROTC unit, with the number one ranking being awarded to that student recommended for the $16,000 scholarship.  

Eligibility:

Participation in this program is open to all secondary schools with a JROTC unit. Schools who wish to participate must submit the online nomination forms before January 31st.

Nominate

Students Must:

  • Be a high school senior participating in a JROTC program at the time of nomination,
  • Complete the following by the time they graduate from high school:
    • Four years of English
    • Four years of math
    • Three to four years of laboratory science
    • Three years of social science
  • Apply to and enroll at Norwich University for the Fall term following their graduation from High School.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in their degree program as defined by Norwich University.

Students are encouraged, but not required, to be a member of the Corps of Cadets at Norwich if they receive this scholarship.

Students receiving tuition benefits provided by Norwich University or its partners are not eligible.
For more information on other Norwich-funded scholarships and awards, some of which may be combined with the JROTC Leadership Award, visit https://www.norwich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

Why STEM?

To help meet the national demand for qualified STEM professionals, NU offers scholarships, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, to eligible students in these programs: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, neuroscience and physics. The scholarships are for students who meet certain academic requirements and have documented financial need. NU’s S-STEM scholarships can be used to pay tuition and fees, and are offered in addition to other Norwich-funded financial aid.

The average scholarship is $4,000 for freshman scholars. The scholarship amount will increase each year to support four years at Norwich University. The NU S-STEM program aims to help scholars earn their degree and prepare them to enter the workforce or graduate STEM programs. Campus support systems will keep you on track to graduate in four years, ready to succeed in your career. Scholars will be mentored by faculty, and peers will offer academic coaching, if needed. Study STEM and NU to have opportunities to pursue cutting-edge research that will help you make your mark in the workplace or in graduate school.

The NU S-STEM Council will begin reviewing applications on March 14 and will continue until all scholarships are awarded. The first round of finalists will be notified by April 1.

Requirements

To apply to the scholarship program, please submit the following materials:

  • A résumé that outlines your academic achievements, work experience and service credentials. Please highlight participation in STEM activities (i.e. AP courses in STEM, science fair, etc.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from math and/or science teachers who are familiar with your academic profiles
  • A two-page statement of purpose that reflects your interest in STEM

Finalists may be required to conduct an interview with the NU S-STEM Council in person or remotely. Scholars accepted into the program will be informed of their scholarship award before the NU admissions deadline.

Applicants must:

  1. be a U.S. citizen, national of the U.S., alien admitted as a refugee, or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence;
  2. be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, neuroscience, or physics;
  3. demonstrate financial need by being Pell Grant eligible as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  4. has unmet financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid;
  5. has achieved a high school performance of GPA > 2.75

To stay in the program and retain the NU S-STEM scholarship, scholars must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in an NU S-STEM bachelor’s program.
  • Continue to demonstrate financial need by being Pell Grant-eligible and have unmet financial need as determined by NU.
  • Have earned the appropriate number of credit hours.
  • Scholars also must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 at the end of their first year, 2.85 at the end of their sophomore year and 3.0 at the end of their senior year. NU S-STEM Scholars will stay on track to graduate within four years by being within six credits of the required minimum earned credit hours for their class year.

    If you have further questions, then please to contact Dr. Darlene Olsen, the NU S-STEM Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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    For more information on other Norwich-funded scholarships and awards visit: https://www.norwich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

Norwich University is pleased to offer High School Service Awards recognizing outstanding high school students for their exceptional service to their school or community.

Value:

Each year, high schools may nominate up to three students for these awards. All nominees accepted by Norwich will receive a scholarship valued at $5,000 per year, for a total of $20,000 over four years.  

Eligibility:

In the nomination submission, school officials should summarize the student’s service to their school or their community, and the impact the student’s service had on others. Additional comments on the student’s leadership and character are encouraged.  

Participation in this program is open to all secondary schools. Schools who wish to participate must submit the online nomination forms before January 31st.

Nominate

Students Must:

  • Be a high school senior at the time of nomination
  • Complete the following by the time they graduate from high school:
    • Four years of English
    • Four years of math
    • Three to four years of laboratory science
    • Three years of social science
  • Apply to and enroll at Norwich University in the Fall following their graduation from High School.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in their degree program as defined by Norwich University.

Students receiving tuition benefits provided by Norwich University or its partners are not eligible.

For more information on other Norwich-funded scholarships and awards, some of which may be combined with the High School Service Award, visit https://www.norwich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.

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