Scholarship Information
The Four Year National Scholarship Program for Navy and Marine Corps Officers is available to incoming freshmen. The deadline for submission of your application is January 31st of your senior year in high school.  The application window opens in June the year prior (summer before your senior year).  The earlier you apply, the better your chances of attending your first choice school.  Scholarships are nationally awarded based on a competitive selection process that considers such factors as high school GPA, class standing, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, leadership qualities and motivation. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, books, uniforms, and a $250 per month stipend your freshman year ($300 per month for sophomores, $350 for juniors and $400 for seniors). Auburn Naval ROTC does not accept 4 yr national scholarship applications directly.  For more information, please visit https://www.nrotc.navy.mil or email the Recruiting Officer.
Summer Training Programs
Navy and Marine Scholarship students participate in a two to six-week training period (or “cruise”) each summer in order to gain exposure to the operational fleet. Training is conducted both ashore and at sea throughout the world. All Marine Corps students are required to spend their final summer completing Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA.
Naval ROTC Course Requirements

Naval ROTC students are required to take a three credit naval science course each semester through their senior year. The associated lab is zero credits, but serves as a place-holder for drill periods. The curriculum includes the following courses:

Navy Option:

  • NAVS 1010 Introduction to Naval Science
  • NAVS 1011 Lab
  • NAVS 1020 Seapower and Maritime Affairs
  • NAVS 1021 Lab
  • NAVS 2010 Leadership and Management
  • NAVS 2011 Lab
  • NAVS 2060 Navigation
  • NAVS 2021 Lab
  • NAVS 3050 Naval Ship Systems I (Engineering)
  • NAVS 3011 Lab
  • NAVS 3060 Naval Ship Systems II (Weapons)
  • NAVS 3021 Lab
  • NAVS 4050 Naval Operation and Seamanship
  • NAVS 4011 Lab
  • NAVS 4020 Leadership and Ethics
  • NAVS 4021 Lab

Marine Corps Option:

  • NAVS 1010 Introduction to Naval Science
  • NAVS 1011 Lab
  • NAVS 1020 Seapower and Maritime Affairs
  • NAVS 1021 Lab
  • NAVS 2010 Leadership and Management
  • NAVS 2011 Lab
  • NAVS 3011 Drill Team Lab (Fall Marine Freshman Only)
  • NAVS 3021  Drill Team Lab (Spring Marine Freshman Only)
  • NAVS 3030 Evolution of Warfare
  • NAVS 4030 Amphibious Warfare
  • NAVS 4011 Lab
  • NAVS 4020 Leadership and Ethics
  • NAVS 4021 Lab

In addition, Navy Scholarship students (only) must complete Calculus I/II by the end of their sophomore year and calculus-based Physics I/II by the end of their junior year, regardless of their major. A complete listing of course requirements may be found here: Course Requirement Encl (1)The amount of credit for these courses that can be applied toward the student’s degree varies with each curriculum. Consult the Auburn University Bulletin for specific details.

Majors

Auburn Majors Tiers

Navy Scholarship students’ majors are divided into three categories, or “Tiers.” Tier 1 is engineering (at Auburn: Mechanical, Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electrical and Chemical only). Tier 2 contains technical majors that involve science and math; and Tier 3 is non-technical or liberal arts. All Navy scholarships are tied to Tiers with the stated goal of 85% of every incoming class majoring in Tier 1 or 2.  A student who changes from Tier 1 or 2 to Tier 3 runs a significant risk of losing their scholarship. The Tier system does NOT apply to Marine Corps students.

Last Updated: Feb. 4, 2014

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