National Four-Year Scholarship


Recipients of National Four-Year scholarships are selected from applicants through a national competition. Applicants apply for either Navy Option or Marine option and selectees are appointed midshipmen in either the United States Naval Reserve (USNR) or United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR), as appropriate. Selectees also are granted the compensation and benefits authorized by law and current policy not to exceed four years (40 months or 50 months with approved fifth year benefits). During this period, the government pays for college tuition, authorized fees, a textbook stipend, a subsistence allowance as prescribed by law and Navy policy, and provides uniforms or compensation in lieu.


In order to be considered for a National Four-Year Scholarship, individuals apply via the NROTC website.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment in the Four-Year Scholarship Program, an applicant must meet the general midshipman requirements specified above (NROTC Program Eligibility Requirements) and the following additional requirements:

  • Have completed less than 30 credit hours of college level course work.