Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get an NROTC Scholarship Application Form?
- What are the eligibility requirements for an NROTC Scholarship?
- What does the NROTC Scholarship pay for?
- What does the NROTC Scholarship not pay for?
- When is the scholarship application deadline?
- Where do I buy uniform items?
- How many 4-year NROTC scholarship recipients can attend Texas A&M?
- If I don’t receive a 4-year scholarship, can I still attend Texas A&M and eventually receive a scholarship or a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps?
- How do I get in touch with Texas A&M NROTC for more questions?
1. How do I get an NROTC Scholarship Application Form?
The quickest way to get information on NROTC Scholarships and begin the application process is to log on to https://www.nrotc.navy.mil. You can also call 1-800-USA-Navy and request an NROTC scholarship application be sent in the mail.
2. What are the eligibility requirements for an NROTC Scholarship?
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be 17 years old by Sept. 1 of the first year of college and younger than 27 on June 30 of the year in which you are eligible for graduation and commissioned status. An age waiver may be granted for prior active military service.
- Be a high school graduate or possess equivalency certificates by Aug. 1 of the same year that entrance into the four-year NROTC Program is anticipated.
- Be physically qualified Navy or Marine Corps standards.
- Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic.
- Apply for and gain admission to NROTC colleges. (Admission to an NROTC institution is not required during the selection process.) However, notification of admission must be received before the scholarship can be activated.
- Achieve qualifying scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).
- Credits do not count until an applicant has graduated high school AND completed a term of college.
- Only those credits earned as of the date the applicant hits the submit button count.
- If a high school graduate AND has completed a term of college prior to submitting their application, all college credits earned (in high school and in college) are counted towards the credit limit.
- If a high school graduate AND is enrolled in college, all college credits anticipated to be earned by June of the application year (defined as April to December) will count towards the credit limit.
3. What does the NROTC Scholarship pay for?
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 students will receive $250 a month. This allowance increases by $50 each year.
- Summer training pay.
4. What does the NROTC Scholarship not pay for?
5. When is the scholarship application deadline?
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.
• 1 April – online application opens
• 31 Dec 2019 – online application closes
• 31 Jan 2020 – deadline to submit update material for previously processed application
• 15 Feb 2020 – deadline for NRD to have all completed packages in the mail to NSTC
6. Where do I buy uniform items?
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 Texas A&M University.
7. How many 4-year NROTC scholarship recipients can attend Texas A&M?
25 4-year National NROTC scholarship recipients may attend Texas A&M every year. CNET (Chief of Naval Education and Training) decides who will attend Texas A&M on a first come, first served basis. Our goal is to guide you in every way possible, but we do not have the final say in who gets selected.
8. If I don’t receive a 4-year scholarship, can I still attend Texas A&M and eventually receive a scholarship or a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps?
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 2 or 3 year scholarships available and encourage you to set your sights on them early. Competitive applications for these opportunities include completion of Calculus and a high GPA. If you were not selected for a 4-year scholarship out of high school, but strongly desire to attend Texas A&M, be a member of the Corps of Cadets, and eventually an officer, there are many opportunities for you!
9. How do I get in touch with Texas A&M NROTC for more questions?
Click on one of the contacts available in the Contact Us area of the menu on our website.