Both NROTC and Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets offer outstanding scholarship opportunities. A NROTC scholarship can cover up to full tuition and fees, uniforms, books, and an additional monthly allowance.

David Bisacre, '13
Cody Wendelin, '14

When I arrived at Virginia Tech for my orientation, the Army recruiter asked if I wanted to be a Soldier. I wasn't sure about the army, but to stay in school full-time I knew I would need a scholarship. He told me if I did well my first semester, I could earn one. I trusted him and ended up earning a four-year scholarship, which allowed me to stay at Virginia Tech after my first semester and eventually comission into the U.S. Army.

National Navy ROTC Scholarships

National Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

National Scholarship Application Process

Two and Three Years Scholarships

Two and Three-Year Eligibility Requirements

Same basic requirements as the National scholarship with the following additional requirements;

  • Must have at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) but no more than 120 semester hours (203 quarter hours).
  • Must have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must be admitted to or in process of gaining admittance to school affiliated with the NROTC Unit from which they are being nominated.

Navy or Nurse Option Two and Three-Year Scholarship Application Process

You must apply via the NROTC unit of the university you wish to attend.

You must conduct an NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment (AFA) and provide your scores to the NROTC Unit from which they are seeking a nomination in order for their application to be considered complete and forwarded for consideration by the selection board.

See the following links for details of how to conduct the AFA:

To apply you must complete the application below, obtain the required documents and submit your application to the Professor of Naval Science and the university you wish to attend.

Contents of application:

Marine Option Two and Three-Year Scholarship Application Process

Applicants must contact the Marine Office Instructor at the NROTC Unit they are planning on attending for details on the application process.

Two and Three-Year Scholarship Supplemental Forms

NROTC Program Applicant Personal Data Record
NSTC 1533-112 (06-14) Statement of Understanding for NROTC Applications
NSTC 1533-129 (06-14) Statement of Understanding for NROTC Nurse Applications
NSTC 1533-102 (06-14) Debarment & Suspension
NSTC 1533-101 (06-14) Drug Statement for Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Marine Option SOU


  • Applicants selected from students already attending or accepted by colleges with NROTC programs
  • Provides uniforms and Naval Science textbooks.
  • College Program students selected for "advanced standing" receive a stipend for maximum of 20 months. Advance standing is only available starting the junior year of college. Stipend per academic month is $350 junior year and $400 senior year.
    • Students will complete naval science and other university courses, a few specific university courses, and attend one summer training session
    • Normally at sea for Navy midshipmen
  • Normally at Quantico, VA for Marine Corps midshipmen
  • On graduation, two- and four-year College Program midshipmen may be commissioned ensigns in the Naval Service or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets can offer many scholarships to its cadets. Scholarships from the Corps do not require a military commitment.


Emerging Leader Scholarship

For in-state cadets that are awarded this scholarship, the Emerging Leader Scholarship provides $8,000 over the four years of college. Out-of-State cadets awarded the Emerging Leader Scholarship receive $12,000 over four years.

Band Stipend

Up to 60 cadets can be selected to receive $1,000 during the first year ($500 each semester) in the Highty-Tighty Regimental Band, subject to continuing in good standing in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Regimental Band.

Commandant's Scholarships

Once you complete your freshmen year as a cadet, you are eligible to compete for additional scholarships through the generous gifts of Corps Alumni. These rewards range from $1,000-$3,000 annually.


Project GO Scholarship (Critical Languages)

Project GO Scholarship (for ROTC students)

-Download and fill out an application.

-Consult the Commander Recommendation instructions.

-Download the application to your computer (do not fill it out in your browser), complete it and send it with a letter of recommendation from your ROTC commander (use the provided form), a letter of recommendation from a language instructor and an unofficial transcript to

Please put "ProjectGo2017_YourName_Language" in the subject line of your email.

We also ask that you bring or send a hard copy of your application to:

331 Major Williams Hall, 220 Stanger St. Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Application deadline is January 17, 2017

For more information, please contact: Rhonda Pennington, Project GO Coordinator at

More Information

For more information about  Naval ROTC scholarships, check the links above. If you still can't find the answers you're looking for, email us your questions, along with your full name, mailing address, and phone number so we can send you additional information.

Naval ROTC Unit, Virginia Tech
419 Femoyer Hall (0241)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7883
Fax: (540) 231-4838