SCHOLARSHIP

 

                                                              

 

                             Scholarship Information

There are several different types of scholarship opportunties available to attend Naval ROTC. Opportunities ranging from two to four years of benefits, the types of scholarships avavilable to prospective ROTC midshipmen and the respective descriptions are listed below. There is also a College Program opportunity available to students not eligible for a scholarship to participate in NROTC and earn a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

Further details of scholarship opportunities and eligibility requirements can be found at the following:

http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html

 

National Scholarship (Navy or Marine Option)

The 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 http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html or begin your application at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/apply.html

 

Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) (Navy Option Only)

The Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation, or MSISR, offers the same benefits as the 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. Eligibility criteria, the application timeline, and application process can all be found at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/MSI.html

The application can be found here: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/apply.html, and if you are interested or have any questions, please contact LT Kelvin Davis at 225-771-4676 or by email at kelvin_davis@subr.edu.

 

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, and this scholarship offers the same benefits as the National Scholarship. If you are interested in becoming an officer in the Marine Corps, please contact our Marine Officer Instructor, Capt Christopher Wisnowski, at 225-771-2898 or christopher_wisnowski@subr.edu or our Assistant Marine Officer Instructor, GySgt Williams, at 225-771-4684 or alonzo_williams@subr.edu

 

Further information and requirements can be found at: https://www.marines.com/becoming-a-marine/officer.html

 

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 Kelvin Davis at 225-771-4676, or by email at kelvin_davis@subr.edu.