NROTC Prepatory Program

Purpose of the NROTC Prepatory Program:

The NROTC Prep Program (NPP) is designed to expand NROTC commissioning opportunities to produce a more capable and representative Naval Officer Corps.  NROTC preparatory scholarship reservations (NPSR) supports that mission by partnering with educational institutions to enhance underserved or disadvantaged scholarship applicants’ moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for success in the NROTC program.

NPP Academic Requirements Requirements:

Applicants must meet requirements for the NROTC Scholarship and be highly motivated to excel in their prepatory year.  NPP students must:

  • Pursue a STEM major, Tier 1 or Tier 2
  • Maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • No grade lower than a B
  • At least 15 letter-graded credit hours per semester
  • No satisfactory/unsatisfactory or pass/fail classes will be permitted


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. Provided the candidates meet the criteria listed below they will be awarded a National NROTC scholarship to University of Notre Dame at the conclusion of their first year. This NROTC scholarship will provide up to 4 additional years of tuition & fees to attend the University of Notre Dame.

Important Dates:

We are now accepting rolling admissions until 15 March 2022.

NROTC Prepatory Program Manager:

LT Cunningham