SCHOLARSHIPS

GUARD SCHOLARSHIPS

The high price of tuition doesn't have to stand in the way of a great education. The Army National Guard provides financial assistance to students who wish to attend college and enlist in the Guard with two major scholarships for full-time students: the Dedicated Army National Guard (DEDNG) scholarship and the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) contract.

To receive one of these scholarships, you must be involved in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with a National Guard unit while in school, and have a letter of acceptance from a local Guard unit stating that they will accept you in an SMP status. Following graduation, cadets begin a new Military Service Obligation (MSO) contract and serve eight years in the Guard, which includes training.

DEDICATED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD (DEDNG) SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients receive full tuition, plus up to $1,200 for books, and are paid a monthly allowance in the following amounts: $350 during sophomore year, $450 during junior year and $500 during senior year. Grad students can also apply if they have only two years remaining until they graduate.

In addition to a monthly allowance, you can also receive the drill pay of a sergeant, approximately $225 per month, when you participate in the SMP.

GUARANTEED RESERVE FORCES DUTY (GRFD) SCHOLARSHIP

Similar to the DEDNG scholarship, the GRFD scholarship is mainly for students entering their junior year of college with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They also must join the SMP of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) unit on their campus. GRFD recipients are funded each year at full tuition and receive $1,200 for books. They are given an ROTC allowance for 10 months of the year at $450 per month during their junior year and $500 per month during their senior year. As a member of the Guard, they will also receive drill pay.

REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  • Have a minimum score of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
  • Complete the ROTC Basic Course requirements or Basic Combat Training
  • Be medically and morally qualified

MARINE & NAVY SCHOLARSHIPS

National Scholarship

The National Scholarship is the primary path for students to earn a Navy-option or Marine-option NROTC scholarship.  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 on May 1st and closes on January 31st.  Please reference the following link for further details as well as the online application portal:
http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/

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 all 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:
http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/index.html

Completed MSISR applications for Dillard or Xavier should be submitted directly to the Tulane NROTC Freshman Adviser LT Patrick Brinegar at pbrinega@tulane.edu.  The deadline for scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year is February 29th, 2016.  Questions may be directed to LT Brinegar via email or at (504) 247-1607.

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:
https://www.marines.com/becoming-a-marine/commissioning-programs/four-year-colleges/nrotc
If you are interested in applying for the Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship at Dillard or Xavier, please contact the Tulane NROTC Marine Officer Instructor Capt. Christopher Harbiston at marine@tulane.edu or (504) 247-1606.

2-year and 3-year Scholarships

Navy-option only scholarships are offered for two and three years to 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 as well as the application:

http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.aspx

Completed applications should be submitted directly to Tulane NROTC Instructor LT Patrick Brinegar atpbrinega@tulane.edu.  The deadline for scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year is May 31st, 2016.  Questions may be directed to LT Brinegar via email or at (504) 247-1607.  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.