Scholarship application for Naval Officers

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Scholarship application for Naval Officers is out why don’t you apply for yours now!

We are aware of the challenges that you may be facing in scheduling your DoDMERB exams and/or remedial testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Be assured that we are continuing to process all medical information received. Your scholarship offer is still valid while you are pending your physical qualification review.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants must use the online application to complete and submit all the required information in order to apply for the Navy ROTC scholarship.

This online application is extensive and may require several hours to complete. You are able to start the application and save your progress as you complete each section. We have provided an Application Information Checklist to assist you in gathering information and to streamline the process of applying for a scholarship.

Download an Application Information Checklist

Candidates must list five Navy ROTC-affiliated institutions or universities in their scholarship application.

If you are accepted, we will do our best to place your scholarship at your first choice school, but due to NROTC school constraints, your award may be placed at your second to fifth choice school.

Only one NROTC school can accept the scholarship offer; it may not be transferred to another NROTC institution.

Use of a scholarship is contingent upon your acceptance and enrollment in a certain school. Enrolling in many schools increases your chances of receiving a scholarship because it increases the number of schools to which you can submit an application.

Each applicant must also select an academic program in which he or she intends to major. All academic programs fall into three tiers relative to the Navy’s technical needs.  (See the Scholarship Selection Criteria “Tab” on the “Program-Info” page.)

Furthermore, to get a scholarship, a candidate must select an NROTC school and an academic major and tier on their application. Scholarship recipients are obligated to attend the school to which their grant has been awarded.

Scholarships can be relocated if a student no longer desires or is unable to attend the school at which the scholarship is currently placed.

We will transfer your scholarship to that institution if there is space available. In this case, you can request to be placed on the school’s waiting list, and we will endeavor to transfer your scholarship there if there is room available. The NROTC Placement Office is responsible for reviewing and approving all requests.

If a student wants to attend a school on the other side of town, they should keep in mind that there may be transportation charges and scheduling concerns that need to be worked out.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be enrolled in a college or university that supports your chosen academic field.

In addition, the student must have applied and been accepted to any college or university where they plan to use the scholarship money.

An example may help clarify this:
Applicant has selected the Navy Option at the beginning of her application. She selects Howard University as her first choice on the scholarship application. She selects her other four choices. She selects Astrophysics (a Tier 2 major) as her intended degree program. If she is selected for a scholarship and it is placed at Howard University, she may only utilize it at Howard University. If she wishes to change the location of the scholarship at any other Navy ROTC affiliated college or university, she must have applied for admission and been accepted at the new school, as well as be approved for the scholarship to be moved to another school. She must declare Astrophysics as her degree program or she may choose another Tier 1 or Tier 2 major.

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If you continue to experience issues with the NETFOCUS site or the application process, please call or email the NETFOCUS team. Their contact page can be found at https://netfocus.netc.navy.mil/Gateway/ContactUs.aspx.

Once you’ve submitted your application, you may update the information in your application until midnight, 31 January.

Requests to change your Program Option (Navy, Nurse or Marine) must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the application window closing.

Send updates to: grlk_nrotc_applications@navy.mil

Portions of the information in your NROTC application will be shared with the U.S Naval Academy Admissions Office. However, in order to apply to the U.S Naval Academy you must go to the website below and complete the application process.

USNA application:  http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Steps-for-Admission/

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the online application, the following items must also be completed:
Applicants must conduct an Applicant Fitness Assessment (AFA) and provide the score sheet to your recruiter. See the following link for information on the AFA:  (See the “Physical and Medical Requirements” Tab on the “Requirements” page.)

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Applicants must coordinate with their recruiter/coordinator in order to complete the following forms:
Statement of Understanding for Navy ROTC Application

Debarment Statement for Navy ROTC Application

Drug Statement for Navy ROTC Application

NOTE: THESE STATEMENTS MAY NOT BE WITNESSED BY A FAMILY MEMBER.

Applicants must coordinate with their recruiter/coordinator to conduct an officer interview.
Navy and Nurse applicants must conduct their officer interview with a staff officer at an NROTC Unit.
Applicants must ensure teacher recommendations, transcripts and test scores are received in order for their application to be processed.

Navy/Nurse Applicants:
Applicants are required to have their interview conducted by a staff officer at an NROTC Unit.

Applicants can schedule an officer Interview by calling, emailing or visiting the NROTC Unit’s website. A complete list of our schools and their contact information can be found on our website at:

https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/Navy-ROTC-Schools
You must provide a copy of your application to the person conducting your officer Interview.

All Applicants:
Applicants must work with their recruiter/coordinator to ensure the application is complete and forwarded for consideration no later than 15 February in order for it to be considered by the selection board.

Applicant must continue to check their application status on the website to ensure their application is processed. Applicants can check their status by using the following link:

https://netfocus.netc.navy.mil/nrotc/candidate_app/status_scholarship.aspx
If you have changes or any updates to your application, use the Application Adjustments email below:

For Application Adjustments please email: grlk_nrotc_applications@navy.mil

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Once you’ve submitted your application, you may update your information in your application until midnight, 31 January.

DO NOT SEND ANY APPLICATION INFORMATION TO NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES.

MARINE OPTIONS:
SEND ALL INFORMATION TO YOUR ASSIGNED RECRUITER/COORDINATOR

NAVY and NURSE OPTIONS:
SEND ALL INFORMATION TO YOUR ASSIGNED COORDINATOR UNTIL THE STATUS ON YOUR APPLICATION INDICATES THAT IT IS EITHER:

AT NSTC FOR PROCESSING or;
BOARD READY or;
NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE

INFORMATION RECEIVED PRIOR TO AN APPLICATION REACHING THE ABOVE STATUSES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION.

NOTE: Requests to change your choice of schools prior to selection WILL NOT be processed. School choices are not a consideration in the selection process. If selected, you will be placed at the first school listed in your application that has room for another scholarship. Once selected, you may submit a Placement Change Request, with a copy of your admission letter to that school, and your scholarship will be moved or you may request to be placed on that Unit’s wait list.

APPLICATION PROCESSING STAGES
At Recruiter level for Processing:
Application is not finished processing and may be missing some information

At NSTC level for Processing:
Application received by Naval Service Training Command and is being prepared for Board Review. Application is not finished processing and may be missing some information

Board Ready:
Application is complete and ready to go before a Selection Board

No Decision has been made:
Application is being or has been reviewed by a Selection Board

FINAL STAGES OF THE SELECTION PROCESS
After the application is finalized, it will be presented to a Selection Board, a diverse panel of senior officers, that will make the selection decision.
If selected, the Navy ROTC Placement Office will place the scholarship at the applicant’s first choice school.
Change of placement requests are processed and approved by the NROTC Placement Office.
If selected, the status of the application will be updated on the Navy ROTC website. The applicant will be sent an email from the NROTC Placement office and a selection letter will be sent via U.S mail to the address provided in the application.
The applicant will then be contacted by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) to initiate a medical examination. Applicants must be found medically qualified for the Navy ROTC scholarship prior to activating their scholarship.

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