Scholarship Information

NROTC Scholarship Options

There are three primary types of scholarships available to students who wish to attend Savannah State University (SSU) through the NROTC Program.  One of these is also available to students who wish to attend Armstrong State University (ASU):

I. 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 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 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:

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.

II. 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, Armstrong 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 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.

Students attending our cross-town university, Armstrong State University, may receive this 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.

 

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

Graduation Benefits

  • Guaranteed employment upon graduation and commissioning (5 year service commitment is required)
  • Full medical and dental coverage for you and your family
  • Thirty days paid vacation (each year)
  • Competitive starting salary with partial tax-exemptions (Over 3K/month in pay and allowances)
  • Bonus payment up to $25,000 (possibly $15,000 as a college senior) for selected specialty skills
  • World travel and experience
  • Unparalleled leadership opportunities

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

After viewing the website, if you have further questions, please call 912-358-3095 or e-mail.


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