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NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NROTC) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS The NROTC Navy-Option Scholarship Programs are designed to educate and train well qualified men and women for careers as commissioned officers of the U.S. Navy Unrestricted Line (URL) and Nurse Corps. Graduates of these programs are initially appointed as ensigns in the Navy. The Four-Year and Two-Year NROTC Scholarship Programs,   including   the   NROTC   Nurse   Corps Four-Year  and  Two-Year  Scholarship  options,  provide qualified students tuition, books, instructional fees, uniforms,  and  a  subsistence  allowance  of  $100  per month.  Room  and  board  expenses  aren’t  provided.  To be eligible for a commission, scholarship students must successfully complete naval science courses, drills, and summer training as prescribed by the Chief of Naval Education  and  Training  (CNET)  before  graduation from  college. During the academic year, selectees attend  classes  full  time. Enlisted  personnel  selected  for  and  enrolled  in NROTC  Scholarship  Programs  are  released  from  active duty. Therefore, they aren’t eligible for active duty pay and  allowances,  medical  benefits,  and  other  active  duty entitlements  while  enrolled  in  these  programs. An NROTC scholarship applicant must meet the following  eligibility  requirements,  which  are  specified in Article 1020210 of the  Naval  Military  Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN),  NAVPERS  15560C  (only the age requirements may be waived): . Be a U.S. citizen . Be under 25 years of age on 30 June of the year in which the applicant will be eligible for commissioned status. An age waiver may be granted for prior active military  service,  on  a  month-for-month  basis,  computed as of 1 September of the year of enrollment in NROTC. This is provided the applicant will not reach his or her 29th birthday by 30 June of the year in which graduation and   commissioning   are   anticipated.   Command verification of service must be provided to receive an age  waiver. .  Be  a  high  school  graduate  or  possess  an equivalency  certificate. l Be physically qualified for the NROTC program as  determined  by  the  Department  of  Defense  Medical Examination  Review  Board  (DODMERB). l  Possess  personal  qualities  of  high  moral character and loyalty. Loyalty is defined as having no moral obligations or personal convictions that would prevent  conscientiously  supporting  and  defending  the Constitution of the United States  against  all  enemies, foreign  and  domestic. l  Have  no  court-martial  conviction  or  civil  felony conviction. Have no disciplinary action under Article 15, Uniform  Code  of  Military  Justice  (UCMJ),   or conviction  by  civil  court  for  misdemeanors,  except minor  traffic  violations,  during  the  3  years  preceding application for the NROTC Scholarship Program. A fine  of  $200  or  less,  exclusive  of  court  charges,  is considered minor. Any substantiated drug abuse while in an enlisted status results in disqualification and exceptions  are  not  considered. For specific additional eligibility requirements and application procedures, refer to Article 1020210 of the MILPERSMAN, and the Navy-Marine Corps ROTC College  Scholarship  Bulletin. NAVAL ACADEMY PROGRAM The  United  States  Naval  Academy  (USNA) provides 4 years of college training to men and women as midshipmen (figs. 10-2 and 10-3) in the United States Navy. This training leads to a commission as an ensign in the line (in some cases the Staff Corps) of the Regular Navy or second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Candidates for the Naval Academy must be citizens of the United States, be of good moral character, be unmarried, have no dependents, be not less than 17 years of age, and not have reached their 22d birthday on 1 July of the year in which admitted to the Naval Academy. To be considered for an appointment to the Naval Academy, an applicant must obtain a nomination from one of the authorized sponsors prescribed by law. The applicant  must  be  qualified  scholastically,  physically, and  medically.  Detailed  procedures  are  prescribed  in the   Naval   Academy   catalog,   which   is   published annually. The majority of nominations for appointment to the Naval  Academy  are  made  by  U.S.  Senators  and Representatives. Other nomination sources are the Vice President, the Secretary of the Navy, and civil officials of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.  Some  of  the  Presidential  appointment  and Secretary  of  the  Navy  appointment  numbers  are discussed  in  the  following  paragraphs: 10-2

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