Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Current High School Seniors

Students who are current high school seniors and planning to graduate in May are eligible to apply for the National Four-year Scholarship (Navy or Marine Corps), the College Program, or the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Scholarships.

National Four-year Scholarship

The NROTC National Four-Year Scholarship Program is designed to educate and train well-qualified young men and women for careers as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line of The United States Navy or the United States Marine Corps. 

Benefits

National Four-Year Scholarship selectees receive college tuition, a textbook stipend each semester, uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance.

Application

In order to be considered for a National Four-Year Scholarship, applicants must meet all designated requirements and apply for the scholarship via the U.S. Navy’s main NROTC website, in coordination with a local Navy Recruiter or Marine Corps Officer Selection Officer.

College Program

The NROTC College Program is designed to educate and train college students for careers as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.

College Program Students complete the same training requirements as Scholarship Students without the financial support of the Scholarship Program. However, all College Program Students are eligible to earn a scholarship through academic and military training performance, if desired.

Upon graduation and completion of all Naval Science requirements, College Program Students are commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy or as Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Requirements

In addition to the general program requirements College Program Students must:

  1. Be U.S. or naturalized citizen or have submitted naturalization papers.
  2. Be currently enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Texas at Austin or Huston-Tillotson University.
  3. Have at least three years of college coursework remaining until they receive a degree.

Application

Prospective Four-Year College Program students should email air@austin.utexas.edu to receive information on the required documents they will need to apply.

Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Scholarships

HBCU Scholarship Program (Navy option only)

The HBCU Scholarship is designed to support HBCU institutions in accordance with standing Executive Orders. The Scholarship is open to high school students of any race or ethnicity with academic potential who have yet to demonstrate performance in a college environment or to college students who have completed at least one but less than two semesters of university course work with a cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 and with no grade below a "C" in all courses attempted.

Frederick C. Branch Marine Leadership Scholarships (Marine option only)

The recipients of these scholarships are nominated by the Professor of Naval Science and confirmed by a board of three officers at Marine Corps Recruiting Command. These scholarships are only available for HBCU schools on an as needed basis.

HBCU Scholarships are identical to the Four-year National NROTC scholarships with the exception that the recipient must attend Huston-Tillotson University or one of the other twelve designated Historically Black Colleges or Universities. 

Benefits

HBCU Scholarship Students receive college tuition, a textbook stipend each semester, uniforms, and a monthly subsistence allowance.

Requirements

In addition to general program requirements, HBCU Scholarship Applicants must:

  1. Be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at Huston-Tillotson University.
  2. Have no apparent physically disqualifying factors based on a review of the Report of Medical History.

Application

Marine Option HBCU Scholarship Applicants should email moi@austin.utexas.edu and Navy Option HBCU Scholarship Applicants should email air@austin.utexas.edu for information regarding application documents.