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Scholarship Information
There are several different types of Scholarships available to attend Naval ROTC. These scholarships include the 4-Year National Scholarship, The Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR), and the Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship. There is also a College Program available to students not eligible for a scholarship to participate in NROTC and earn a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.
4-Year National Scholarship (Navy or Marine Option)
The 4-Year National Scholarship covers full tuition, required fees, a stipend for textbooks, uniforms and a monthly subsistence allowance for each month of the academic year. It applies to all four year colleges who have a NROTC unit, including Southern University and LSU. This scholarship can be applied for by both Navy and Marine Corps options. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is January 31st of the calendar year in which you plan to start college. However, it is recommended that you start the application process as soon as possible, as early as the Spring of your junior year of high school. Applications must be submitted on the Naval ROTC website. For more information on this scholarship opportunity go to
Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) (Navy Option Only)

The Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation, or MSISR, offers the same benefits as the Four Year National Scholarship and is exclusive to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), High Hispanic Enrollment Schools (HHEs), and other Minority Serving Instituions. This scholarship applies to Navy option students only. The application process starts with filling out the national scholarship application and checking the box for Minority Serving Institution Scholoarship Reservation, The Application can be found here: The deadline is 31 January. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact LT Ian Overcash at 225-771-4132, or by email at

Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship (Marine Option Only)
The Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship is named in honor of the first African American Marine Corps officer who was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 10 November 1945.  It is available at 17 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) affiliated with NROTC, including Southern University. This scholarship offers the same benefits as the 4-Year National Scholarship. NROTC Unit, Southern University and A&M College will be holding a recommendation board for the 1stLt Fredrick C. Branch NROTC Scholarship on or about 24 February 2017.  The board will review submissions for interested incoming freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  Full packages are required no later than 3 February 2017. Any questions can be directed to Assistant Marine Officer, GySgt Del Angel at 225-774-4370 or


Eligibility and required documentation can be found at the website below and scroll down to FCB:

FCB FY 17 Guidance

College Program
The NROTC College Program is available to applicants selected from students already attending or accepted by colleges with NROTC programs. The College Program pays for uniforms and instructional fees for naval science courses, but does not pay for tuition, books, or other fees. College Program students selected for Advanced Standing receive a stipend for 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. Upon graduation, College Program Midshipmen will be commissioned Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. For more information on the NROTC College Program, please contact LT Ian Overcash at 225-771-4132, or by email at