Joining Notre Dame Naval ROTC

Students interested in joining the NROTC program may apply for the national 4-year scholarship or join as a College Program student.  Four-year scholarship applicants are awarded scholarships to NROTC affiliated schools across the country and receive full tuition or room and board (up to $11,500 per year), a stipend for textbooks, and a subsistence allowance for each academic month.  College Program applicants are selected from students already attending or accepted by colleges with NROTC programs.  College Program students do not receive scholarships, but can join to pursue a career as a Navy or Marine Corps officer, and may have the opportunity to compete for a scholarship at a later date.

High school seniors and college freshmen with less than 30 college semester hours may be eligible for the NROTC 4 year scholarship.  The NROTC Scholarship application process is independent of the undergraduate admissions process, and as such, you must be awarded both an NROTC scholarship (assigned to Notre Dame) AND be accepted by the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, or Holy Cross College to join our battalion of midshipmen with a scholarship.


College students with 30 or more semester hours, or students who applied for, but were not awarded a 4-year scholarship, may be eligible to join the Notre Dame NROTC battalion as a College Program Student.  College Program Students do not receive the financial benefits of a 4-year scholarship awardee but may join the battalion to pursue a commission as a Naval Officer.


The Presidential Naval ROTC Preparatory Program (NPP) Scholarship prepares midshipman candidates to succeed in the Naval ROTC curriculum. The University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College will provide tuition, fees, room & board for a one-year NROTC preparation program as Midshipmen Candidates at Holy Cross College.