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NROTC Overview


Naval ROTC programs educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy’s unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.

NROTC Scholarship

Selected applicants for the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the US Navy or Marine Corps.

Scholarship Eligibility

The Navy ROTC Scholarship Program is available to qualified students who graduate from high school before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.

In order to join NROTC UC Berkeley, prospective students must be accepted through the general admissions process at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University, or California State University Maritime Academy. For admissions information, please visit the website for the school in which you are interested.

Selected students receive the following benefits at many of the nation’s leading colleges and universities:

  • Full tuition
  • Books stipend
  • Educational fees
  • Other financial benefits

The Scholarship application portal is open from the 1st of April until the 31st of December prior to the start of the fall school year for which you are applying

You may begin your NROTC Scholarship application here: NROTC Scholarship Application

College Program

The College Program is available for students who have either missed the deadline or were not accepted for a national scholarship.

College program students are members of the NROTC UC Berkeley but do not receive tuition payments. They participate in all unit activities with the exception of summer cruise and are held to the same standards as scholarship midshipmen. College program students have the opportunity to compete for 3– and 2–year scholarships as they progress through the program. Contact the unit at for more information.