National 4-Year Scholarship
The national 4-year NROTC scholarship provides full tuition and fees for the University of Washington, along with a monthly stipend. Recipients of the scholarship participate in the unit and commission as Navy or Marine Corps officers upon graduation. Following graduation, the newly commissioned officers serve a minimum of between 4 and 8 years in their chosen branch, depending on their selected warfare community.
In order to be eligible for the NROTC scholarship, you must be:
- a US citizen
- not less than 17 years old on September 1 of your freshman year of college and no more than 23 on December 31 of the same year
- less than 27 years old on December 31 of the year graduation and commissioning are anticipated
- deemed physically and medically qualified by the Navy
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. Please note that Nurse options must attend our cross-town affiliate Seattle University, although they will participate in the UW unit. 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 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, the University of Washington does not.
In order to be eligible for a sideload scholarship, you must:
- be a US citizen
- be not less than 17 years old on September 1 of your freshman year of college and no more than 23 on December 31 of the same year
- be less than 27 years old on December 31 of the year graduation and commissioning are anticipated
- be deemed physically and medically qualified by the Navy
- have participated in the unit as a college programmer for the most recent academic year
- have between 45 and 180 quarter credits hours and be within two or three years of estimated graduation
- have a minimum 2.5 GPA
The application is completed by the student and their advisor at the unit. It is usually submitted towards the end of their first year with the unit. So if a student joins the unit as a college programmer at the beginning of their freshman year, they would apply for the scholarship in the spring, and could be on scholarship by the beginning of their sophomore year.