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NROTC Four Year National Scholarship

Many NROTC midshipmen apply for and receive four-year scholarships for full tuition to Penn State.  Students may apply for scholarships beginning in March of their junior year of high school; applications must be completed by December of the senior year.  A scholarship entitles a student to full tuition, a book stipend, computer and lab fees, and a monthly stipend. Visit the Naval Service Training Command website to begin your application.

Future and current students (must have less than 30 college credits) desiring to apply for the NROTC four year National Scholarship, use the link below:

If you are at the stage of your application where you need an officer interview, use our CONTACT FORM  to set one up

NROTC College Program (Basic)

Admission and enrollment at the University Park Campus is all that is required to apply for Naval ROTC; scholarships are not required.  Additionally, College Program students have the opportunity to apply for 2, 3, or 4 year scholarships through their NROTC unit. College Program students selected for “advanced standing” receive a stipend for a maximum of 20 months. Advance standing is only available starting the junior year of college. Stipend per academic month is $350 junior year and $400 senior year.

Future and current students (Freshman or Sophomore year) desiring to apply for entrance into the Penn State NROTC unit as a College Program (Basic) student must use the below contact form to inform the unit of your impending application, complete the forms listed below and mail them to the following address:

The Penn State NROTC
ATTN: CP Basic Application
315 Wagner Building
University Park, PA 16802

There are 6 components to a complete application:
1 – Penn State NROTC College Program Application
(Note that the above fillable PDF may not be viewable in your browser. You may need to save the file to your downloads and open it with Adobe Acrobat)
2 – NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment Score Sheet
3 – DD Form 2807 Report of Medical History
4 – Pre-participation Physical Examination
5 – High School Transcripts (most recent) and College Transcripts (if applicable)
6 – A one to two page personal statement outlining why you desire to join the Penn State NROTC Unit and serve as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

The application deadline for Fall 2020 acceptance is generally in mid July (check back in early summer for an exact deadline).

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