Unaffiliated college students (college students not currently enrolled in NROTC) may apply to three and two year scholarships, which provides all the same benefits as the National Scholarship. College Program students are automatically considered for the the three or two year scholarship (whichever is applicable) every summer. Requirements for applicants include having between 30 to 120 semester hours, a minimum college GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0, and admittance (or be in the process of admittance) to the University of Arizona or Pima Community College. Please contact the NROTC Recruiting Officer, or Marine Officer Instructor for Marine Option, to apply. Deadline to apply for the three and two year scholarships are May 31st prior to attendance in the Fall, e.g. May 31, 2020 for Fall 2020.

The Presidential NROTC Preparatory Scholarship is a special scholarship in which recipients will be provided benefits that pay for tuition, fees, and room & board for one year with a focus on academic fundamentals and military orientation to prepare the student for success in the NROTC program. Upon passing the initial year, students will be granted a four year NROTC scholarship at their institution. Students must meet more strict requirements as far as major choice and performance during the scholarship to continue their eligibility (see General Info below). The deadline to apply to the Presidential NROTC Scholarship is February 28, 2022.







LREC Scholarship


Students interested in majoring in a foreign language or in a regional/cultural area instead of an engineering, math, physics, or other tier 1 or 2 major may select to apply for the Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (LREC) Scholarship. The LREC Scholarship offers the same benefits provided by the National Scholarship. Recipients will be required to major in a foreign language required by the Navy and complete four associated courses (12 semester credit hours) in a region/cultural area that is associated with the selected language, or major in a region/cultural area required by the Navy and complete four associated courses (12 semester hours) in a foreign language that is associated with the selected region/cultural area. Acceptable region/cultural areas and foreign languages are listed below. To apply for the LREC Scholarship, indicate you are interested when applying for the National Scholarship.


Regions/Cultural Areas

Foreign Languages


  1. Sub-Sahara
  2. North Africa

Middle East





South Asia





Southeast Asia

Central Asian Lang.




Central Asia

Southwest Asia





East Asia/China

Russia/Eastern Europe





Middle/Central/Latin America












MSI Scholarship

The Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservations (MSISR) provides the same benefits as the National Scholarship. The MSISR is only available for applicants seeking to commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy. To apply for the MSISR, please indicate your interest on the National Scholarship application.


The Pedro De Valle (PDV) Scholarship provides the same benefits as the National Scholarship. Recipients will have the option of attending either the University of Arizona for all four years or the nearby Pima Community College for the first two years before transferring to the University of Arizona to complete their Bachelor program. The students opting to attend Pima Community College will still be required to attend all NROTC events located on or near the University of Arizona campus. The PDV Scholarship is only available for applicants seeking to commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. The deadline to apply for the PDV Scholarship is July 14th prior to attending the Fall semester, e.g. July 14, 2020 for Fall 2020.

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