2. What are the eligibility requirements for an NROTC Scholarship?

You must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be 17 years old by Sept. 1 of the first year of college and younger than 27 on June 30 of the year in which you are eligible for graduation and commissioned status.  An age waiver may be granted for prior active military service.
  • Be a high school graduate or possess equivalency certificates by Aug. 1 of the same year that entrance into the four-year NROTC Program is anticipated.
  • Be physically qualified Navy or Marine Corps standards.
  • Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic.
  • Apply for and gain admission to NROTC colleges.  (Admission to an NROTC institution is not required during the selection process.)  However, notification of admission must be received before the scholarship can be activated.
  • Achieve qualifying scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).
  • Credits do not count until an applicant has graduated high school AND completed a term of college.
  • Only those credits earned as of the date the applicant hits the submit button count.
  • If a high school graduate AND has completed a term of college prior to submitting their application, all college credits earned (in high school and in college) are counted towards the credit limit.
  • If a high school graduate AND is enrolled in college, all college credits anticipated to be earned by June of the application year (defined as April to December) will count towards the credit limit.

3. What does the NROTC Scholarship pay for?

The Scholarship pays for the following:

  • Tuition and school/class related fees.
  • Book stipend. This amounts to $375 a semester. For several majors, this will pay for most books. For others, like engineering, it may not cover all your books.
  • Uniforms. Both Corps of Cadet and Midshipman uniforms.
  • Monthly allowance. All scholarship students will receive $250 a month. This allowance increases by $50 each year.
  • Summer training pay.

4. What does the NROTC Scholarship not pay for?

The Scholarship does not pay for: Initial dorm deposit, dorm fees, meal plan, sports/entertainment passes, and parking.

5. When is the scholarship application deadline?

Applications may be submitted from 1 April until 31 January of the following year. Completed applications will be processed as they are received. Notifications of early selection will begin in September.

• 1 April – online application opens
• 31 Dec 2020 – online application closes
• 31 Jan 2021 – deadline to submit update material for previously processed application
• 15 Feb 2021 – deadline for NRD to have all completed packages in the mail to NSTC

6. Where do I buy uniform items?

Generally, you order uniform items from the Uniform Support Center at 1-800-368-4088. We will give you all the information you need regarding uniforms once you receive a NROTC scholarship to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

7. How many 4-year NROTC scholarship recipients can attend the University of Hawai'i at Manoa?

There is no quota for the number of students that UHM can accept.

8. If I don’t receive a 4-year scholarship, can I still attend the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and eventually receive a scholarship or a commission in the United States Navy or Marine Corps?

Absolutely! Our staff is dedicated to helping you in every way reach your goal of becoming an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps. We have 2 or 3 year scholarships available and encourage you to set your sights on them early. Competitive applications for these opportunities include completion of Calculus and a high GPA. If you were not selected for a 4-year scholarship out of high school, but strongly desire to attend UHM, be a member of the Corps of Cadets, and eventually an officer, there are many opportunities for you!

9. How do I get in touch with the University of Hawai'i NROTC for more questions?

Click on one of the contacts available in the Contact Us area of the menu on our website.