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The 2021 scholarship application will be open from
1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020
All Navy and Nurse Option Officer Interviews must be conducted by an Officer at an NROTC Unit.
Note: The Navy/Nurse Option combined SAT score has been lowered to 1150.

ACT has cancelled the April national and international test dates and rescheduled them for June; ACT is offering flexible scheduling options for June and July, test date changes and rescheduling fees free of charge. Refunds for registration fees are also still available. http://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html In addition to the previously planned fall test dates (Sep, Oct and Dec); ACT plans to launch the test-at-home remote proctoring in late fall/early winter as part of their National Testing Program. http://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/04/act-to-offer-students-additional-summer.html.

SAT has cancelled the June SAT Administrations. Pending public health and safety, College Board is planning for weekend SAT testing every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. College Board is notifying students; access to early registration for Aug, Sept and Oct testing is available, refunds for registration fees are also still available. In the unlikely event that schools don't reopen this fall, the College Board plans to provide a digital SAT for home use.
https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates.
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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS


Applicants must use the online application to complete and submit all the required information in order to apply for the Navy ROTC scholarship.

This online application is extensive and may require several hours to complete. You are able to start the application and save your progress as you complete each section. We have provided an Application Information Checklist to assist you in gathering information and to streamline the process of applying for a scholarship.

Download an Application Information Checklist PDF

Applicants must enter five Navy ROTC affiliated colleges or universities in their scholarship application. If selected, we will try to place your scholarship at your first choice school, but due to limits on the number of scholarships that may be placed at each NROTC school, your scholarship may be placed at your second through fifth choice school. The scholarship offer is for a specific school and may not be used at any other NROTC school without prior approval. You must apply to, be accepted at, and enroll in your assigned school in order to utilize the scholarship. Applying to more than just your first choice school will increase the chances for acceptance and enrollment and will therefore increase the opportunities to use a scholarship if selected.

Each applicant must also select an academic program in which he or she intends to major. All academic programs fall into three tiers relative to the Navy’s technical needs.

Scholarships will be awarded to a NROTC school in conjunction with the academic major and tier the applicant specified on their application. If offered the scholarship, the student is expected to attend the school where their scholarship is placed. If you no longer desire or are not admitted to the school where your scholarship is placed, you may request a change of placement to move your scholarship to another school. If that school has room for another scholarship, we will move your scholarship to that school. If not, you may request to be placed on that school’s wait-list and we will try to move your scholarship there if room becomes available. Requests are processed and approved by the NROTC Placement Office. The student must be mindful if they choose a cross-town school that there may be cross-town commuting costs and class timing issues which will need to be resolved. The school you are enrolled in must support the academic major or equivalent for which the scholarship was awarded. Also, the student must have applied for admission to and been accepted at any school they wish to utilize the scholarship.

An example may help clarify this:
Applicant has selected the Navy Option at the beginning of her application. She selects Howard University as her first choice on the scholarship application. She selects her other four choices. She selects Astrophysics (a Tier 2 major) as her intended degree program. If she is selected for a scholarship and it is placed at Howard University, she may only utilize it at Howard University. If she wishes to change the location of the scholarship at any other Navy ROTC affiliated college or university, she must have applied for admission and been accepted at the new school, as well as be approved for the scholarship to be moved to another school. She must declare Astrophysics as her degree program or she may choose another Tier 1 or Tier 2 major.

Once you’ve submitted your application (prior to the midnight, 31 December deadline), you may update the information in your application until midnight, 31 January.

Requests to change your Program Option (Navy, Nurse or Marine) must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the application window closing.

Send updates to: pnsc_nrotc_applications@navy.mil

  

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the online application, the following items must also be completed:

  • Applicants must conduct an Applicant Fitness Assessment (AFA) and provide the score sheet to your recruiter. See the following link for information on the AFA:   https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/nstc/nrotc/physical_requirements.aspx
  • Applicants must coordinate with their recruiter/coordinator in order to complete the following forms:
    • Statement of Understanding for Navy ROTC Application
    • Debarment Statement for Navy ROTC Application
    • Drug Statement for Navy ROTC Application
      NOTE: THESE STATEMENTS MAY NOT BE WITNESSED BY A FAMILY MEMBER.
  • Applicants must coordinate with their recruiter/coordinator to conduct an officer interview.
    • Navy and Nurse applicants must conduct their officer interview with a staff officer at an NROTC Unit.
  • Applicants must ensure teacher recommendations, transcripts and test scores are received in order for their application to be processed.

Navy/Nurse Applicants:

  • Applicants are required to have their interview conducted by a staff officer at an NROTC Unit.
  • Applicants can schedule an officer Interview by calling, emailing or visiting the NROTC Unit's website. A complete list of our schools and their contact information can be found on our website at:
  • You must provide a copy of your application to the person conducting your officer Interview.

All Applicants:

Applicants must work with their recruiter/coordinator to ensure the application is complete and forwarded for consideration no later than 15 February in order for it to be considered by the selection board.

Applicant must continue to check their application status on the website to ensure their application is processed. Applicants can check their status by using the following link:

If you have changes or any updates to your application, use the Application Adjustments email below:


IMPORTANT NOTE:

Once you've submitted your application, you may update your information in your application until midnight, 31 January.

DO NOT SEND ANY APPLICATION INFORMATION TO NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES.

MARINE OPTIONS:
SEND ALL INFORMATION TO YOUR ASSIGNED RECRUITER/COORDINATOR

NAVY and NURSE OPTIONS:
SEND ALL INFORMATION TO YOUR ASSIGNED COORDINATOR UNTIL THE STATUS ON YOUR APPLICATION INDICATES THAT IT IS EITHER:

    AT NSTC FOR PROCESSING or;
    BOARD READY or;
    NO DECSION HAS BEEN MADE

INFORMATION RECEIVED PRIOR TO AN APPLICATION REACHING THE ABOVE STATUSES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION.

NOTE: Requests to change your choice of schools prior to selection WILL NOT be processed. School choices are not a consideration in the selection process. If selected, you will be placed at the first school listed in your application that has room for another scholarship. Once selected, you may submit a Placement Change Request, with a copy of your admission letter to that school, and your scholarship will be moved or you may request to be placed on that Unit’s wait list.

  

APPLICATION PROCESSING STAGES

At Recruiter level for Processing:
Application is not finished processing and may be missing some information

At NSTC level for Processing:
Application received by Naval Service Training Command and is being prepared for Board Review. Application is not finished processing and may be missing some information

Board Ready:
Application is complete and ready to go before a Selection Board

No Decision has been made:
Application is being or has been reviewed by a Selection Board

  

FINAL STAGES OF THE SELECTION PROCESS

  • After the application is finalized, it will be presented to a Selection Board, a diverse panel of senior officers, that will make the selection decision.
  • If selected, the Navy ROTC Placement Office will place the scholarship at the applicant’s first choice school.
  • Change of placement requests are processed and approved by the NROTC Placement Office.
  • If selected, the status of the application will be updated on the Navy ROTC website. The applicant will be sent an email from the NROTC Placement office and a selection letter will be sent via U.S mail to the address provided in the application.
  • The applicant will then be contacted by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) to initiate a medical examination. Applicants must be found medically qualified for the Navy ROTC scholarship prior to activating their scholarship.
  Last Updated:  May 5th, 2020  
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