Naval ROTC programs educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the Navy ROTC 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 Navy ROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the US Navy or Marine Corps.
The Navy ROTC Scholarship Program is available to qualified students who graduate from high school before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.
In order to join NROTC UC Berkeley, prospective students must be accepted through the general admissions process at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Stanford University, or California State University Maritime Academy. For admissions information, please visit the website for the school in which you are interested.
Selected students receive the following benefits at many of the nation's leading colleges and universities:
Other financial benefits
NROTC Scholarship Online Application Deadline:
The 31st of December prior to the start of the fall school year for which you are applying
The College Program is available for students who have either missed the deadline or were not accepted for a national scholarship.
College program students are members of the NROTC UC Berkeley but do not receive tuition payments. They participate in all unit activities with the exception of summer cruise and are held to the same standards as scholarship midshipmen. College program students have the opportunity to compete for 3– and 2–year scholarships as they progress through the program. The application to join as a college programmer is processed through NROTC UC Berkeley.
College Program Application Deadline:
The 31st of May prior to the start of the fall school year for which you are applying
Please email the NROTC Berkeley staff or call 510-725-5862 with questions or to begin your college program application.
The mission of the Navy ROTC Program today... is to develop young men and women morally, mentally, and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment. The program educates and trains young men and women for leadership positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps. The Navy ROTC Program is available at over 160 colleges and universities that either host Navy ROTC units or have cross-town enrollment agreements with a host university. 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.