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- General questions regarding NROTC scholarship requirements and policies? Contact the NROTC Program Office: Click here to contact the Scholarship Office or 1-800-NAV-ROTC Option 3, Ext. 0,1
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Steps to Becoming a Duke NROTC Midshipman:
- Apply for an NROTC scholarship Application opens 01 April of your junior year of high school. Applications due by 31 Jan of your senior year of high school. Rank Duke in your top 5 school choices!
- Apply for admission to Duke University (and other universities on your NROTC application list). Early Decision due 01 Nov, Regular Decision due 01 Jan of your senior year of high school.
- Notify the Duke NROTC Recruiting Officer of your interest in Duke NROTC and your application status.
- Receive and accept an NROTC scholarship.
- Become medically qualified for NROTC (details provided with your scholarship offer).
- Receive and accept admission to Duke University.
- If you are not admitted to Duke University, you may change your NROTC scholarship to another university.
- If you do not receive a scholarship, but are admitted to Duke, you may be eligible for our NROTC College Program. Please contact the Recruiting Officer for more information.
Already a Duke Student?
You can still be commissioned as a U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps Officer by joining our College Program!
Contact our Recruiting Officer for information on the NROTC College Program and applying for a scholarship as a current Duke undergraduate student.
NROTC Mission Statement
The mission of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at is to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
NROTC Program Overview
Currently there are 57 NROTC units/consortiums comprising 69 schools throughout the United States. The NROTC Program is available at over 100 colleges and universities that host NROTC units or have cross-town enrollment agreements with a host university. The annual goal for ROTC commissions in the Navy is 1050, while the goal for the Marine Corps is 225.
Selected applicants for the program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities.
The NROTC Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.
Selected applicants for the NROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books, fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve.
The NROTC Scholarship Program is available to qualified students who graduate from high school before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.
Students selected for the NROTC Scholarship Program make their own arrangements for college enrollment and room and board, and take the normal course load required by the college or university for degree completion. Additionally, scholarship midshipmen are required to follow specific academic guidelines.
Full information concerning the NROTC Scholarship Program is available from any of the colleges and universities with NROTC units or from Navy and Marine Corps recruiters.
Please note that when applying for an NROTC scholarship, you will list your top 5 university choices. You must apply to these universities through their normal admissions process. You must apply for and receive the NROTC scholarship AND apply and receive admission to the university that your scholarship is for in order to use the scholarship. It is possible to transfer the scholarship to another school if you were denied admittance to your top choice. University deadlines can not be altered by anyone in the NROTC program. Click here to visit the Duke Admissions homepage.