Service Requirements

Military Service Requirements for Scholarship Midshipmen

  • Upon graduation, NROTC Scholarship midshipmen are Commissioned as Ensigns in the Naval Reserve or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.
  • Navy
    • Navy-options on two, three, and four-year scholarships incur an obligation of five-years active duty and three years of Inactive Ready Reserve obligation.
    • Navy-options who receive the advanced standing scholarship incur an obligation of three years active duty service. 
    • Pilots and Naval Flight Officers incur additional time in active duty service, eight and six years respectively after receiving one’s wings.
  • Marine Corps
    • All Marine-option midshipmen incur an obligation of four years active duty service. 
  • Midshipmen disenrolled from NROTC Scholarship Program for reasons beyond their control will normally be discharged without penalty. Minimum of two years active enlisted service or recoupment of all tuition dollars paid may be required for midshipmen who disenroll or are disenrolled from NROTC Scholarship Program for academic or personal reasons after the first day of their sophomore year. If disenrolled, personnel who were originally on active duty and were released early to accept NROTC Scholarships must complete their original enlisted contracts.