There are three primary paths to join NROTC Notre Dame which are a traditional 4-Year NROTC Scholarship, NROTC Preparatory Program (NPP), and College Program (current college students).

For enlisted personnel in the Navy or Marine Corps seeking to apply to the University of Notre Dame, please scroll down to the bottom of the page for further information.

To contact the Notre Dame NROTC Recruiting Officer, please refer to the Contact Page.

4-Year NROTC Scholarship

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, a stipend for textbooks, and a subsistence allowance for each academic month. For students receiving alternate scholarships covering tuition, you will have the option to receive assistance for room and board (up to $11,500 per year) but will forgo tuition assistance.

Please click this link for more information and to start your 4-Year NROTC Scholarship application.

For applicants seeking to conduct their Officer Candidate Interview, please visit the Contact Page for further information.

NROTC Preparatory Program (NPP)

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.

The mission of the Notre Dame NROTC Preparatory Program is to provide students, who show great potential via grades, character, and extra-curricular activities but might lack standardized test scores or advanced high school courses, the educational foundation necessary for success in the NROTC program and Navy. The program’s objective is to expand NROTC scholarship opportunities by accessing this untapped talent and potential.

Please visit the NPP Page for more information on program requirements and application information.

College Program (Current or incoming Tri-Campus students)

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. For more information, please visit the College Program Page.


Current Navy and Marine Corps enlisted personnel seeking to further their education and earn a commission are encouraged to reach out to the Notre Dame NROTC Recruiting Officer (Navy) or the Marine Officer Instructor (MOI)/Assistant Marine Officer Instructor (AMOI) respectively. Although we are not part of your formal application process we would love to answer any of your questions.

The Notre Dame Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is an even better resource for enlisted personnel applying to Notre Dame.