Mission: To educate and train highly qualified young men and women for careers as commissioned officers in the United States Marine Corps.

An officer is the military equivalent of management staff. They are given substantial leadership and responsibility at a young age. All of experience they will get as a Marine Corps Officer will transition to the civilian careers and set them up for success.

The NROTC Scholarship is worth $180,000. Covers all mandatory fees imposed by the school. There will be stipend for textbooks and a monthly tax-free subsistence allowance for each year at school:

–              Freshman – $250

–              Sophomore – $300

–              Junior – $350

–              Senior – $400

Eligibility Requirements:

–              Academic:

You need at least a 22 on the ACT, 1000 on the SAT, or 74 on the ASVAB. There is no minimum GPA requirements but must be on track to graduate high school

–              Physical:

Must be able to achieve a 200 on the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test

–              Other:

Must be a US citizen and no less than 17 years old and no more than 23 by September of starting college. NO criminal record of military or civilian serious offenses (There are waivers depending on the offenses).  NO tattoos on the neck, face or hands.

Must be in the process of applying to a college or university with an NROTC unit or cross-town affiliate. The complete list of schools can be found at:


–              Upon graduation, you will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. You will be required to serve a least four years on active duty. (Flight contracts require additional service obligation due to initial training requirements.

Subsidiary Scholarships:

Fredrick C. Branch scholarship: awarded to outstanding applicants who will attend one of (17) historically black colleges and universities

Pedro De Valle scholarship: awarded to outstanding applicants who will attend one of (4) Hispanic serving institutes affiliated with the NROTC program.

Margaret Brewer Leadership Scholarship: named in honor of the first female in the Marine Corps to reach the rank of general officer. Not tied to a specific university.

Vincente Tomas Garrido Blaz Scholarship: named in honor of a Chamorro U.S. Marine from the U.S. territory of Guam and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Not tied to a specific university.

Military Youth Program Scholarship: created to empower the Junior Reserve Officer Training corps, Sea Cadets, and the Civil Air Patrol participants. Not tied to a specific university.

Summer Training:

Marine Option NROTC Scholarship Recipients will attend training evolutions each summer:

1st Summer: New Student Indoctrination

2nd Summer: Career Orientation for Midshipmen

3rd Summer: Mountain Warfare Training

4th Summer: Officer Candidate School (OCS)

  • 6 week course in Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
  • Candidates will undergo a physically and mentally challenging program of instruction where they will be evaluated physically, academically, and on their leadership ability to determine if they are qualified to earn their commission.

– Combat Conditioning

– Close Order Drill

– Academic Classes and Discussions

– Leadership Reaction Course

– Team Assault Course

– Small Unit Leadership Evaluation


Upon successful completions of all NROTC training requirements and graduation from their college or university, Marine Option Midshipmen will be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the USMC.

 After commissioning, new 2nd Lieutenants will attend The Basic School, a 6 month course in Quantico, VA where Marine Officers to effectively command and lead Marines for a common cause.

Marine Officer are assigned their Military Occupational Specialties at The Basic School. Regardless of their assigned MOS, every Marine Officer is a trained provisional rifle platoon commander.

 Following TBS, Marine Officers attend their assigned Military Occupational Specialty School, and are subsequently assigned to their first duty station in the Fleet Marine Force.

Application Timeline:

-1 April 2022: rising Senior applicants can begin their online application at:

– Upon completion of the online application, the Executive Officer will make contact with the applicant and provide additional administrative requirements and most up-to-date timelines for submission

– 1 July 2022: applicants may begin to attempt the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test with their local Marine Recruiter

– October 2022: NROTC Early Selection Board Convenes (results out in December)

Non-selected applicants will automatically have another chance at selection on the Final Board.

– 31 January 2023: Application window closes

– February 2023: NROTC Final Selection Board Convenes (results out in March)

For any questions, please contact: Staff Sergeant Jackson C: 856-266-7478

Address: 609A Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (next to the Starbucks)

or 1800 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, NJ 08096 (by the Deptford Mall)