Marine Scholarship
Programs

Pursue A Higher Education. Answer A Higher Calling.

Leadership is bestowed upon those who have earned it. As a United States Marine Officer, you are entrusted with leading Marines and making the tough decisions required to win our Nation’s battles. 

 

If you possess the desire and determination to lead Marines, seize the opportunity and apply for one of our scholarships.

Initial Requirements

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • You must be at least 17 years and no older than 23
  • You must meet the Marine Corps physical requirements
  • You must obtain a basic SAT combined score of 1000 or a 22 composite score on the ACT
  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • You must be at least 17 years and no older than 23
  • You must meet the Marine Corps physical requirements
  • You must obtain a basic SAT combined score of 1000 or a 22 composite score on the ACT

One Corps, Many Opportunities.

Each Marine Officer Scholarship Program is structured to allow applicants the ability to experience college life as a student and prepare to take the next step as a Marine. 

Taking this path comes with high expectations. Recipients of our scholarships are not only expected to earn their degrees, but to demonstrate our elite fighting spirit and to prove themselves worthy of the title of United States Marine. 

Your education is not a “free ride”—it is the vehicle that will allow you to take on the responsibility of leading others on the battlefield. You will be more than a college graduate. You will be a leader of Marines. 

Below, learn more about our three scholarship programs, The NROTC Marine Option Scholarship, Frederick C. Branch Scholarship and Pedro del Valle Scholarship. 

One Corps, Many Opportunities.

Each Marine Officer Scholarship Program is structured to allow applicants the ability to experience college life as a student and prepare to take the next step as a Marine. 

Taking this path comes with high expectations. Recipients of our scholarships are not only expected to earn their degrees, but to demonstrate our elite fighting spirit and to prove themselves worthy of the title of United States Marine. 

Your education is not a “free ride”—it is the vehicle that will allow you to take on the responsibility of leading others on the battlefield. You will be more than a college graduate. You will be a leader of Marines. 

Below, learn more about our three scholarship programs, The NROTC Marine Option Scholarship, Frederick C. Branch Scholarship and Pedro del Valle Scholarship. 

THE NROTC MARINE OPTION SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship will be able to fully experience everything college life offers, all while preparing for a higher purpose: leading Marines to win our Nation’s battles.

 

WHAT WE CHALLENGE YOU TO EARN:
 
  • Tuition to one of the approved NROTC colleges and universities in 36 states.
  • Spend your first two summers learning about the Navy and the United States Marine Corps (REQUIRED)
  • The privilege to spend your third summer attending Officer Candidates School in Quantico, VA (REQUIRED)

    APPLY NOW 

THE NROTC MARINE OPTION SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship will be able to fully experience everything college life offers, all while preparing for a higher purpose: leading Marines to win our Nation’s battles.

 

WHAT WE CHALLENGE YOU TO EARN:
 
  • Tuition to one of the approved NROTC colleges and universities in 36 states.
  • Spend your first two summers learning about the Navy and the United States Marine Corps (REQUIRED)
  • The privilege to spend your third summer attending Officer Candidates School in Quantico, VA (REQUIRED)

    APPLY NOW 

Frederick C. Branch Scholarship

In 1945, Frederick C. Branch became the first African-American Marine Officer. This scholarship represents his determination and grit that overcame countless battles he faced to blaze a trail for future generations.

 

WHAT WE CHALLENGE YOU TO EARN:
 
  • Four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships for students attending or planning to attend one of 17 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Full tuition
  • Supplemental university/college fees
  • A monthly stipend allowance

    APPLY NOW 

Frederick C. Branch Scholarship

In 1945, Frederick C. Branch became the first African-American Marine Officer. This scholarship represents his determination and grit that overcame countless battles he faced to blaze a trail for future generations.

 

WHAT WE CHALLENGE YOU TO EARN:
 
  • Four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships for students attending or planning to attend one of 17 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Full tuition
  • Supplemental university/college fees
  • A monthly stipend allowance

    APPLY NOW 

Pedro Del Valle Leadership Scholarship

Enlisting in the Marines grants you the ability to inspire others and make pivotal decisions on the battlefield, an opportunity that propelled Pedro del Valle to become the first Hispanic American to earn the rank of Lieutenant General. This scholarship honors his indomitable fighting spirit and the path he forged for Hispanic-Americans in the Marine Corps.

 

WHAT WE CHALLENGE YOU TO EARN:
 
  • Four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships for students attending or planning to attend one of three Hispanic serving institutions (California State University at San Marcos, University of New Mexico and/or San Diego State University)
  • Full tuition
  • Supplemental university/college fees
  • A monthly stipend allowance

    APPLY NOW 

Pedro Del Valle Leadership Scholarship

Enlisting in the Marines grants you the ability to inspire others and make pivotal decisions on the battlefield, an opportunity that propelled Pedro del Valle to become the first Hispanic American to earn the rank of Lieutenant General. This scholarship honors his indomitable fighting spirit and the path he forged for Hispanic-Americans in the Marine Corps.

 

WHAT WE CHALLENGE YOU TO EARN:
 
  • Four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships for students attending or planning to attend one of three Hispanic serving institutions (California State University at San Marcos, University of New Mexico and/or San Diego State University)
  • Full tuition
  • Supplemental university/college fees
  • A monthly stipend allowance

    APPLY NOW 

Our Expectations

Marine Officer Scholarship Recipients must achieve the following during their higher education:

 

  • Assume leadership roles within their NROTC battalion
  • Complete all requirements for a bachelor’s degree
  • Complete mandatory courses that cover naval sciences, ethics, management and maritime warfare
  • Complete Officer Candidate School

Marine Officer Scholarship Recipients must achieve the following during their higher education:

 

  • Assume leadership roles within their NROTC battalion
  • Complete all requirements for a bachelor’s degree
  • Complete mandatory courses that cover naval sciences, ethics, management and maritime warfare
  • Complete Officer Candidate School

Become a Leader of Marines