Selectees must meet the following basic eligibility
Be a citizen of the United States
Be on active duty in a commissioned officer
status (0-3 or below)
Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited
Have served on active duty for a period of not
less than 2 years, or more than 6 years (in an
officer or enlisted status), at the time the law
Be able to complete 20 years of active service as
a commissioned officer before their 55th
NOTE: These eligibility requirements are
established by law and cannot be waived.
SECNAVINST 1520.7 contains eligibility
requirements and application procedures.
For each year of legal training, how much
obligated service must a selectee for the Officer
Law Education Program commit to?
WHITE HOUSE FELLOWS PROGRAM
The White House Fellows Program provides a
highly selected group of gifted, motivated young
Americans with experience in the process of governing
our nation. Selectees serve in this program for a period
of 1 year. They work with the White House staff, the
Vice President, members of the Cabinet, or other
top-level offices in the executive branch. Both officer
and enlisted personnel may apply for the program.
Active-duty selectees receive full pay and allowances
and remain in an active-duty status. Military personnel
who take part in this program must serve on active duty
for a period of twice the duration of duty as a White
House fellow. They must serve this time in addition to
any previously incurred service obligation.
The basic eligibility requirements for the program
are as follows:
Must be career motivated
Must have demonstrated unusual ability, high
moral character, outstanding motivation, and a
broad capacity for leadership
Must show exceptional promise of future
Must be dedicated to the institutions of the
NOTE: Although the general age guidelines for
the program are not specified, those persons chosen
should be firmly committed to a military career.
Therefore, applications from military personnel below
the age of 28 are discouraged.
In addition to the basic eligibility requirements,
the candidates maturity and experience level play a
significant role in their selection. Another selection
factor is the candidates capability to contribute to the
program. Selection also depends on the candidates
ability to use the program experience to benefit the
Navy and their continuing Navy career.
An annual BUPERS Notice 1560 issues eligibility
requirements and application procedures. For further
information, write to The Presidents Commission on
White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Place NW,
Washington, DC 20503.
How long do selectees for the White House
Fellows Program serve?
Who do you write to for further information on
the White House Fellows Program?
The Scholarship Program permits selected officers
to accept scholarships, fellowships, and grants from
eligible donors. Business groups operating for profit,
foreign governments, and political organizations are
not eligible donors. Eligible donors include the
Tax-exempt corporations, foundations, funds, or
educational institutions organized primarily for
scientific, literary, or educational purposes
Similar organizations that would qualify as tax
exempt if they were not foreign
Other organizations approved by the Assistant
Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Reserve
Affairs, and Logistics)
The selectees field of study should correspond
with their designator and prospective future
a s s i g n m e n t s . G r a d u a t e s t u d y m u s t l e a d t o
qualification in subspecialties required in the officers
Officers selected for this program serve on active
duty following graduation. They serve for a period