Benefits Offered by ALL NROTC Scholarships
All students who are awarded scholarships will receive the following benefits as long as they are found physically qualified for the NROTC program:
- Payment of full tuition and academic fees
- A $375 book allowance per semester
- A monthly subsistence of $250 for Freshmen, $300 for Sophomores, $350 for Juniors, and $400 for Seniors
- Free uniforms
- Four to six weeks of paid travel and training sessions during the summers after their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years
There are four primary types of scholarships available to students at Savannah State University (SSU) and Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) through the NROTC Program:
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Navy Scholarships
Because SSU is an "HBCU" (Historically Black College/University), the Professor of Naval Science is authorized to issue a limited number of Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Navy Scholarships to all qualified high school seniors or college freshmen who attend or plan to attend Savannah State University. Students attending our cross-town university, Armstrong Atlantic State University, are not eligible to apply for the scholarship. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines are provided in the below links:
Frederick C. Branch (FCB) USMC Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen/sophomores who seek to earn a commission in the United States Marine Corps. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should contact the Marine Officer Instructor at 912-358-3085. Since the scholarship is an HBCU scholarship, students attending our cross-town university, Armstrong Atlantic State University, are not eligible to apply. Scholarships are limited, so we encourage students to apply early.
These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who make it through an intensely competitive national screening process. Students may apply for the national scholarship online at https://www.nrotc.navy.mil. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 31 of the student’s senior year in high school, so we encourage prospective students to apply early.
Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) Controlled Scholarships
If an interested student is not selected for a National Scholarship, he or she may participate in the NROTC Unit for an academic semester and then apply for a two or up to a three and a half-year scholarship. If the student has a good academic record in that first semester of college and performs well in the NROTC Unit, he or she will have an excellent chance of selection for a two or three and a half-year NSTC-Controlled Scholarship. Additionally, the Professor of Naval Science may recommend academically and militarily qualified NROTC college program students for the Controlled or Leadership and Technical scholarships.
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For more information about scholarships or the NROTC Program,
please call 912-358-3095 or email.
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