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National Scholarship

The 4-Year National Scholarship is the primary path for students to earn a Navy option or Marine option NROTC scholarship.  National scholarships, eligible for use at over 150 institutions affiliated with NROTC around the country, are 100% tuition awards and also include a subsistence stipend, book stipend, uniforms, and Naval Science textbooks. High school students should start the application following the completion of their junior year.  However, the scholarship is open to all students with less than 30 college credits, which allows university freshmen to apply.  The scholarship application window typically opens annually by April 1st and closes on December 31st.  Please reference the following link for further details as well as the online application portal:

Cooperative Room and Board Scholarship

Recipients of Navy or Marine option NROTC scholarships to Tulane University and who also live on campus will also receive the benefit of the Cooperative Room and Board Scholarship, graciously offered by Tulane University.  All scholarship students in good standing with the unit and who live on campus will automatically receive this scholarship each semester: no application process is required.  This scholarship covers the standard costs of on-campus room and board for up to eight fall or spring semesters, with an option for an additional year of benefits in certain situations for those who qualify.  At present rates, this award is worth approximately $14,000 per academic year.

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Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation

The Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) is equivalent to the Navy option National Scholarship, but may only be used at one of the 21 HBCUs and MSIs across the nation that offer NROTC.  Applicants may be of any gender, race, or ethnic background and must meet the exact same Navy option National Scholarship eligibility requirements.  The MSISR Scholarship may be used at the following two cross-town affiliates of Tulane NROTC:

Dillard University

Xavier University of Louisiana

Please reference the following link for further details as well as the application portal:

In order to apply for the MSISR scholarship, an applicant must first submit a standard Navy option National scholarship application, checking the appropriate box to indicate interest in the MSISR option.  After submitting online, completed MSISR applications for Dillard or Xavier should be emailed directly to  The deadline for application submission for the 2020-2021 school year is February 28th, 2020.  Questions may be directed to

Frederick C. Branch

The Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a Marine option NROTC Scholarship to one of 17 HBCUs, including Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana.  Please reference the following link for further details:

If you are interested in applying for the Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship at Dillard or Xavier, please contact the unit at The submission deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is July 15th, 2019.

E.V. Richards and William Waller Young Endowments

In-house scholarships are available to outstanding Tulane NROTC College Program midshipmen.  Following each semester, the unit staff evaluates and makes recommendations regarding eligible College Programmers to the Commanding Officer, who then awards monies to selected students.  Awards are substantial, with selected midshipmen receiving an average of $25,000, and the unit routinely awards over $100,000 annually.  Specific eligibility criteria for Tulane College Programmers is below:

E.V. Richards

William Waller Young

Questions regarding the E.V. Richards or William Waller Young Scholarships may be directed to

2-year and 3-year Scholarships

Navy option scholarships are available in two and three-year varieties for highly qualified college students entering their sophomore or junior academic years.  These scholarships are available to both affiliated College Program midshipmen as well as non-affiliated college students (those not currently in NROTC) at Tulane or any of our four cross-town universities.  In being considered for one of these scholarships, particular emphasis is placed on cumulative GPA and satisfactory completion of Calculus and Calculus-based Physics.  Once you have earned 30 college credits, you are eligible to apply.  Please reference the following link for further details:

In order to apply for these scholarships, contact Tulane NROTC at  The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year has passed. Questions may be directed to  Non-affiliated college students who are interested in pursuing this opportunity are strongly encouraged to contact the unit well in advance of the deadline for guidance. 

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