Naval scholarship information

General information

Thank you for considering Norwich in your career path for the future. Norwich University’s Naval ROTC sets the standard for other ROTC programs as it helps create stellar future Navy and Marine Corps officers who are motivated, responsible and respected.

Current college freshmen and sophomores

Great news! At Norwich University, you can seek a Navy or Marine Corps commission in our program—even if you are currently a freshman or sophomore. You can continue to apply for a four-year national scholarship until you have 30 credits. Or you can come in as a basic standing student and apply for a three- or two-year Navy or three-, two-and-a-half or two-year scholarship with the Marine Corps.

Requirements for the Navy

  • At minimum a 3.0 cumulative GPA (collegiate).

Requirements for Marine Corps

  • A minimum of 1000 SAT (Math and Critical Reading, score from latest and same test), or 22 ACT Composite or 74 AFQT.
  • Within height/weight/body fat standard per Marine Corps Order.
  • At minimum a 3.0 cumulative GPA (collegiate).
  • No Probation or LOA.
  • No less than 12 dead hang pullups or 50 seconds of flexed arm hang (females only).
  • 90 crunches in two Minutes.
  • 22 minute (males) 25 minute (females) or faster three-mile run.
  • Academically a second semester freshman or second semester sophomore.
  • If you are going to pursue a aviation contract you need to take the ASTB. We can administer the exam on campus with early notification. Required scores are 4 on Academic Qualification Rating (AQR), 6 on Pilot Flight Officer Rating (PFAR) and 6 on Naval Flight Officer Flight Aptitude Rating (FOFAR).
  • Eyesight for pilots can be 20/40 uncorrected and correctable to 20/20.
  • Eyesight for Naval Flight Officers have no uncorrected requirements and correctable to 20/20.

Requirements of both

  • Not currently perusing or in possession of a scholarship in different ROTC Department, and must be enrolled in Naval Science Classes.
  • You must be a member of the Corps of Cadets or applying for a nursing scholarship.

High school seniors

The United States Navy and Marine Corps offers outstanding high school students the opportunity to seek a commission through our rigorous and rewarding NROTC program. The Norwich University Corps of Cadets combined with our NROTC unit has an extensive history of being on the forefront in training outstanding military leaders.

How can you become part of our team?

Each year, the chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET) awards competitive scholarships to students who are willing to strive to be the best. You are eligible if you have excelled in academics, extra-curricular activities, athletics and leadership positions and want to further your success by becoming an officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Please refer to our scholarship information.

What can you expect upon receiving an NROTC scholarship?

Students will continue taking a diverse range of classes administered by the NROTC Staff. Students will attend two field exercises that are conducted each year along with summer training in their freshman, sophomore and junior years.

What are the benefits included with a NROTC scholarship?

Benefits include:

  • Tuition
  • Uniforms
  • Monthly stipend
  • Books
  • Required fees

Learn more on the Norwich Naval ROTC scholarship FAQ page.

How can you apply for a NROTC scholarship?

Visit the NROTC site or call 1.800.USA.NAVY.

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