University of Washington Naval Reserve Training Corps

Program Overview


The NROTC scholarship provides full tuition and fees at 159 of our nation’s most elite and prestigious colleges and universities.  Our undergraduate majors for Navy option midshipmen are divided into three tiers:

Tier 1Engineering programs of Navy interest
Tier 2Other engineering, math and science programs
Tier 3Foreign language and remaining academic programs

In order to keep pace in this high tech and diverse environment, approximately 85% of Navy Option NROTC scholarships offers will be awarded to students interested in completing a Tier 1 or Tier 2 academic major.  It is recommended that you apply for higher tiers to make your package more competitive.

Learn more about the various paths to becoming an Navy or Marine Corps Officer

High School Junior, Senior, or Graduate

You may start the process of applying during the second semester of your junior year of high school or first semester of your senior year.  Students may apply for only one of the three scholarship program options – Marine Corps, Navy, or Nurse.  Before the application can be finalized and forwarded for selection consideration, you must ensure that a copy of your complete transcript, including your entire junior year, is forwarded to your recruiter.

Selected applicants for the NROTC scholarship program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process. The recipient will be commissioned a Naval officer upon graduation and is obligated to a minimum of 5 years active duty in the U.S. Navy. The scholarship recipient will receive full tuition and other financial benefits including an allotment for textbooks, class fees and monthly subsistence at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. NROTC scholarships do not pay for room and board or personal items such as computers, some universities will offer additional subsidies for scholarship recipients, University of Washington does not.

Apply through the NROTC website

College Freshman or Sophomore/College Programmer

For students that did not receive the 4 year NROTC scholarships at the start of their college career but are still interested in pursuing leadership roles as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps, the Navy also offers a 2-3 year NROTC scholarship and non-subsidized college program.

2-3 Year Scholarship

  • The 2-3 year scholarship program covers tuition, fees, an allotment for textbooks and uniforms plus monthly subsistence for the junior and senior years of college only.  The same basic requirements as the Four-Year National NROTC scholarship with some additional requirements.  Student must have at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) but no more than 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours), must have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), must be admitted to or in process of gaining admittance to school affiliated with the NROTC Unit from which they are being nominated.

College Program

  • Applicants for the college program are selected from the students already attending or accepted by colleges or universities with NROTC units.  As a college programmer you will be required to participate in all unit activities and required classes.  Uniform items will be provided to you, however, you will not receive any allowances or participate in summer training.  College programmers are encouraged to reapply for the scholarship during their freshman and sophomore years.  If they are not selected for a scholarship they may be placed on Advanced Standing.  While on Advanced Standing they will receive a monthly stipend and take part in one summer training session, obligated service is a minimum of 3 years.  Information about the NROTC college programs can be obtained from any of the NROTC units.
Apply Below for the University of Washington College Program

College Junior or Senior

The Navy offers several other opportunities to become a naval officer. If you are a college student in your junior or senior year, visit the Navy or Marine Corps website to find out about the Direct Input and Officer Candidate School opportunities.

High School Senior or Graduate and Interested in Nursing

Four-year NROTC scholarships are available to students interested in pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing (BSN). If selected for a scholarship, the selectee must major in a nursing degree program leading to a BSN. Upon graduation, Nurse NROTC Scholarship Program midshipmen will be commissioned as reserve officers in the Navy Nurse Corps. Nurse NROTC eligibility and selection procedures are the same as the regular four-year NROTC Scholarship Program requirements. Academic, physical and military requirements differ slightly from regular NROTC.
The University of Washington NROTC program no longer allows nursing options to attend UW, all UW NROTC nursing options attend Seattle University.

Enlisting into the Marine Corps or Navy - Officer Programs

The Marine Corps and Navy provide opportunities for enlisted Marines and Sailors to become Commissioned Officers. Upon selection, a they will receive PCS orders to their respective university where they will be attached to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps unit to complete their undergraduate degree. During their tenure as a student, they will continue to receive their respective pay and allowances in accordance with regulations.


Active duty Marines and Sailors have a special admission process for the University. Please call the Admissions Department directly, state your situation, and ask to speak with a staff member who specializes in helping servicemen.

UW Admissions Department

It is important to note that the NROTC unit has no involvement in the application or admissions process to the University of Washington. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to be accepted into the university prior to contacting the NROTC unit for a sponsor.


The National Scholarship Program

Am I Eligible

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Not less than 17 years old by September 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on December 31 of that year
  • Must not have reached 27th birthday by December 31 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated
  • Be physically and medically qualified by the Navy

4 Year National Navy and Marine Corps ROTC Scholarships

If you are interested in the Navy and Marine Corps ROTC scholarship, you will need to apply via the Navy’s national NROTC website.  Check out the Navy’s site for the most up to date information.

  • Can apply as a high school senior or college freshman
  • Apply online at Navy by January deadline

2 or 3 Year Navy and Marine Corps ROTC Scholarships

  • Must be admitted to UW
  • Must have between 45 and 180 quarter credits hours and be within two or three years of estimated graduation
  • Minimum College GPA: 2.5
  • Apply while participating in the College Program or as an unaffiliated student through UW NROTC
  • Contact nrotcair@uw.edu for further information on application procedures

College Program


The application for Fall 2017  is now open. Applications must be completed by June 30th.

Requirements
Already attending or accepted to UW
Two or more years of coursework remaining until graduation
Minimum College GPA: 2.5
U.S. Citizen
Not less than 17 years old by September 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on December 31 of that year
Must not have reached 27th birthday by December 31 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated
Minimum SAT combined score (Math and Verbal) 1200, ACT combined score (Math and English) 47 for competitive applications

Application Procedure

  • College Program Application, NSTC 1533/133

  • Unofficial Transcript

    • Submit your high school transcript.
    • If you have completed any college level education, please submit that transcript as well.
  • Drug Statement, NSTC 1533/101

  • Medical Screening

    • Please fill out and have a health care professional sign the medical screening form: DD 2807-1.
    • If you have your ROTC or Service Academy medical screening form like from Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB)  you may submit that instead.
    • College Program Medical Screening (DD 2807-1)
  • Applicant Fitness Assessment

    • All applicants are required to complete a fitness assessment. The test can be administered by any physical education instructor, athletics coach, active duty officer, active duty E-7 or above or NJROTC instructor. If you have a copy of your ROTC or Service Academy Fitness Assessment you may submit it in lieu of performing an additional assessment.
    • The test consists of a 1 mile run, crunches and push-ups in the following format:
      EventsStart TimeTesting TimeRestTotal Elapsed Time
      Crunches0:002 minutes3 minutes5:00
      Push-Ups5:002 minutes3 minutes10:00
      1-Mile Run15:0010 minutes5 minutes*25:00

      *The 5-minute rest includes the transition time to the outdoor track. If the 1-mile run cannot be started by minute 15, an alternative arrangement for a running surface must be found.

    • You may arrange to come into the unit and have a staff member administer the assessment or you may have anyone that meets the criteria above administer the test.
    • College Program NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment Procedures
    • College Program NROTC AFA Score Sheet

    Schedule an Officer Interview Form


     

    Interviews will only be conducted between:

    Monday – Friday from (8am – 4pm)

    Skype interviews can be conducted depending on circumstances.

    If you would like to schedule an officer interview and fitness assessment on the same day, please include that in the “additional information” block in the form.

    For College Program Applicants, submit your College Program Application form and transcript as attachments with the sign up for an officer interview.


    Students looking to schedule an officer interview should use the form below. Please specify a preferred date, time and include any additional pertinent information.











    LT Erin Arthur

    Will be the point of contact after the form is submitted. Please give at least 48 hours for the form to be processed.
    nrotcair@uw.edu