National 2 Year and 3 Year Scholarships

2 year and 3 year NROTC scholarships are awarded competitively by a national scholarship selection board each summer. Students do not need to be currently participating in the NROTC program in order to apply for 2 and 3 year scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or naturalized citizen.
  •  Not less than 17 years old by Sept. 1 of year the scholarship is effective and no more than 23 on December 31 of that year.
  • Must not have reached 27th birthday by December 31 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated.
  • Applicants with prior military service may be eligible for age adjustments for amount of time equal to their prior service, on month-by-month basis, for maximum of 36 months, if they will not reach 30th birthday by December 31 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated.
  • No moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic or to taking an oath to perform such acts.
  • Must meet Navy Body Composition Assessment (BCA) standards.
  • Must not have any body piercing or tattoos that violate Navy policy.
  • Active duty Navy applicants are ineligible to apply for NROTC program. Active members of other branches of the military may apply if granted a conditional release.
  • Must be within 2 or 3 years of estimated graduation/commissioning date.
  • Must have at least at least 30 semester hours but no more than 120 semester hours.
  • Must have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must be admitted to a school affiliated with the ROTC Unit from which they are being nominated.
  • Students may apply for only one of two programs options; Navy or Nurse (not open to Marine Option).

Application Process (For students not currently enrolled in NROTC program)

All completed scholarship applications must be submitted to the unit no later than May 31st each year and must contain the following documents:

  • Applicant Letter
  • Applicant Personal Data Record
  • NROTC AFA Score Sheet
  • Current College Transcripts (including Spring semester grades)
  • Letter of admittance (if not currently enrolled in the University you wish to attend).
  • Degree Plan (Semester by Semester plan including all NROTC classes that shows student will graduate at the end of 2/3 years as applicable.)
  • Statement of Understanding
  • Drug Statement
  • Debarment Statement
  • An essay that answers these questions: “What are your top 3 URL communities you wish to commission into and why? If not selected for one of these communities, would you accept your commission?”
  • Letters of Reference

The documents listed above are available for download on the Navy’s NROTC website.

Completed scholarship applications can be sent to the NROTC Scholarship Officer at Georgia Tech by mail at the following address or via email at

ATTN: NROTC Scholarship Officer

Atlanta Region NROTC Unit
225 North Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0125

You are encouraged to followup by contacting the NROTC office at Georgia Tech to verify that your completed package has been received. Do not assume your application is completed and has been submitted to the selection board unless you have been specifically told so by the scholarship officer. Once an application package has been reviewed the unit may schedule an in person interview with one of the active duty staff members. All interviews must be completed before June 30th in order for the applicant to be considered.

The scholarship selection board meets in July and applicants will know the results of the board by early August.