Q2. Where is the United States Naval Academy
NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING
CORPS (NROTC) SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the NROTC Scholarship program
is to educate and train well-qualified young men and
women for careers as commissioned officers of the
Navys Unrestricted Line and Nurse Corps. The
NROTC Scholarship Program primarily focuses on
technical fields of study such as engineering, math, and
physics, which lead to appointments in the
Unrestricted Line communities. Some scholarships
for non-technical degrees are offered as well, but
greater emphasis is given to technical majors to meet
the increasing demand for technical training in the
Fleet. The Unrestricted Line offers opportunities in
Surface Warfare, Submarines, Aviation, Special
Warfare, and Special Operations. Nurse Corps option
graduates receive commissions in the Nurse Corps.
Initial appointments are in the grade of Ensign, United
States Naval Reserve with a minimum service
obligation of 4 years.
The four-year and two-year NROTC Scholarship
programs provide qualified students with tuition,
books, instructional fees, uniforms, and a subsistence
allowance of $200 per month. Room and board
expenses are not provided. Enlisted personnel selected
for and enrolled in NROTC Scholarship programs are
released from active duty and are not eligible for active
duty pay and allowances, medical benefits, or other
active duty entitlements while in these programs.
Scholarship students must successfully complete
naval science courses, drills, and summer training
before graduation from college. Selectees must attend
classes full-time during the academic year.
Basic Eligibility Requirements. Applicants must
Citizens of the United States and cannot be
Of good moral character and have no record of
disciplinary action within 3 years before
Under 27 years of age on 30 June of the year in
which eligible for commissioned status. Age
waivers 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, provided the applicant will not reach
his/her 30th birthday by 30 June of the year in
which graduation and commissioning are
High school graduates or hold a GED and are
Physically qualified for NROTC program as
determined by the Physical Medical Review
Recommended by their commanding officer.
Four-year applicants must have less than 30
semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college
work completed by the fall of the year in which
they will attend college.
Applications must be received by 15 March for
two-year applicants and 31 January for four-year
applicants before the year in which the applicant
desires admission. Additional academic and program
eligibility requirements are specified in greater detail
in OPNAVINST 1420.1, chapter 4.
Q3. To be eligible for the NROTC Scholarship
Program, applicants must be under what age?
Q4. How much subsistence allowance does an
NROTC student receive each month?
THE BROADENED OPPORTUNITY FOR
OFFICER SELECTION AND TRAINING
The Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection
and Training (BOOST) program is a college
preparatory program, which prepares applicants for
entry into the NROTC Scholarship program or the U.S.
Naval Academy. BOOST provides a commissioning
opportunity to Fleet Sailors who have demonstrated
the qualities necessary for careers as Navy
Unrestricted Line officers or as Nurse Corps officers,
but whose past academic performance does not qualify
them for immediate selection into an officer accession
The BOOST program is a significant
contributor to minority NROTC accessions, and
therefore minority personnel are strongly encouraged
BOOST is located at the Naval Education and
Training Center, Newport, Rhode Island. It provides a
rigorous 10-month college preparatory curriculum
consisting of mathematics, English, science, computer
science, and military training.