Scholarship Information

NROTC Scholarship Options

There are four primary types of scholarships available to students who wish to attend Savannah State University (SSU) and Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) through the NROTC Program:

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

Available exclusively to students applying to/attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) like SSU, these scholarships are awarded directly from the Commanding Officer of SSU NROTC to qualified high school seniors and college freshmen seeking  to earn a commission in the United States Navy.

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

Students applying to/attending our cross-town university, Armstrong Atlantic State University, are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.  

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

II. Frederick C. Branch (FCB) USMC Scholarships

Available exclusively to students applying to/attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) like SSU, these scholarships are awarded directly from the Commanding Officer of SSU NROTC to 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, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 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.

III. Navy and Marine Corps National Scholarships

Available to students applying to/attending any of the 57 NROTC Units across the United States, these scholarships are awarded to qualified high school seniors and college freshmen 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.

Students applying/attending our cross-town university, Armstrong Atlantic State University, may only participate in this NROTC program by being awarded a national scholarship.

The national scholarship application and eligibility criteria are located 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 interested students should apply early.


IV. Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) Controlled Scholarships and College Program Option

If an interested student is not eligible/selected for any of the above scholarships, then he or she may participate in SSU NROTC as a College Program Option student for an academic semester and later apply for a two or up to a three and a half-year scholarship.

Additionally, these students may be recommended for Controlled or Leadership and Technical scholarships.  

 

NROTC Scholarship Benefits

All medically qualified recipients of NROTC scholarships will receive the following benefits:

  • Payment of full tuition and most 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

     

For more information about NROTC Scholarships, visit https://www.nrotc.navy.mil

After viewing the website, if you have further questions, please call 912-358-3087 or e-mail.


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