Scholarship Information

NROTC Scholarship Benefits

Graduating high school students can apply through a national competition for a four-year Naval ROTC scholarship. If selected for the four-year Naval ROTC Scholarship Program, they receive full tuition, military uniforms, a stipend of $750 per academic year for textbooks and a graduated monthly subsistence allowance ($250/month for freshmen, $300 for sophomores, $350 for juniors and $400 for seniors) while attending college. They are required to take certain college courses, undergo three summer training cruises, each approximately four weeks in duration, and are required to serve at least five years of active duty after commissioning as either an Ensign in the Navy or a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

First, Second, and Third-year college students can apply through the national competition for the Naval ROTC Scholarship Program. If selected, they will enjoy all of the same benefits of their fellow four-year scholarship students during their remaining years of college.

College Program (Non-Scholarship)

First- and second-year students who applied for but were not awarded a four-year scholarship may apply directly to the Professor of Naval Science for enrollment in the College Program (non-scholarship). College Program Students do not receive the financial benefits of a four-year scholarship awardee, but may join the battalion to pursue a commission as a Naval Officer. College Program Students are fully integrated in the battalion and may be eligible to compete for various other NROTC Scholarships. Please contact the Savannah State University NROTC unit if you are interested in learning more about this option.

For those ready to join the program, begin by printing and filling out the following documents.

Mail them to: 3219 College Street, Savannah GA 31404

 Or

Fax them to: (912) 358-3187

  1. NROTC College Program Application
  2. Report of Medical History
  3. NROTC Drug and Alcohol Statement of Understanding
  4. NROTC Savannah State University OPMIS Form
  5. Dependency Application and Record of Emergency Data
  6. NROTC Savannah State University Uniform Measurements Form

Graduation Benefits

NROTC Scholarship Options

There are three primary types of scholarships available to students who wish to attend Savannah State University (SSU) and Georgia Southern: Armstrong through the NROTC Program.

I. Navy and Marine Corps National Scholarships

Available to students applying to/attending any of the NROTC Units across the United States, these scholarships are awarded to qualified high school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores seeking to earn a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

The online, national screening process for this scholarship is online and intensely competitive.

The national scholarship application and eligibility criteria are located at www.nrotc.navy.mil.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 31 of the each year, so interested students should apply early.

II. Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservations (MSISR) Navy Scholarships

Available exclusively to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) like SSU, these scholarships are for qualified individuals seeking to earn a commission in the United States Navy.

These scholarships are available to persons of any race or ethnicity.

Students attending our cross-town university are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship eligibility requirements and application guidelines are provided in the below links:

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the SSU NROTC Recruiting Officer at 912-358-3087 or e-mail.

Scholarships are limited, so interested students should apply early.

III. Frederick C. Branch (FCB) USMC Scholarships

Available exclusively to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) like SSU, these scholarships are for qualified high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores seeking to earn a commission in the United States Marine Corps.

These scholarships are available to persons of any race or ethnicity.

Students applying to/attending our cross-town university, Georgia Southern University: Armstrong Campus, are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the SSU NROTC Marine Officer Instructor directly at 912-358-3085 or e-mail.

Scholarships are incredibly limited, so interested students should apply early.

IV. Savannah State University NROTC Preparatory Scholarship

The SSU Naval ROTC Preparatory Scholarship provides economically and/or academically disadvantaged applicants with a unique opportunity to earn a commission in the United States Navy.  This scholarship provides an extra year of academics and military orientation focused on preparing students for NROTC success.

The Naval Service Training Command will award NROTC 4-year scholarships the preparatory students who have been approved by the Professor of Naval Science to participate in the program; have successfully completed the preparatory program; and meet the following requirements:

 College Freshman Year Requirements

If you are interested in applying for the NROTC SSU Prep Scholarship, please review the below check list and begin filling out the required documentation. 

  1. SSU Prep Scholar Application Checklist
  2. SSU Prep Scholar Application
  3. SSU Prep Scholar Recommendation Form (SNSI/ Teacher/ Employer/ Community Leader)