How to Join

Students should start the application process as soon as possible. For students in high school, the application process for the 4-year NROTC Scholarship can be started as early as January of your junior year. To start the application, visit the Official NROTC Scholarship page.

The application contains a section titled "College Preferences and Current Studies," and asks for your top five college choices. In order to maximize your chances of being assigned to the Northwestern NROTC Unit, indicate Northwestern University as your first choice and a strong desire to attend Northwestern.

Admission to Northwestern University and Loyola University (Chicago) is a completely separate process from the NROTC scholarship application process. Students should contact the admissions office at Northwestern University for further information, or visit Northwestern's Office of Undergraduate Admission Website for application information. Also, visit the Loyola University (Chicago) Admission Website for further information. 

Scholarship applicants are required to complete a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) physical exam. When your application has been completed, you will receive a post card from DODMERB instructing you to schedule a physical exam. Once you have received this post card, please contact the DODMERB National Appointment Scheduling office.

Don't have a scholarship?

You can still join our program at anytime as a College Programmer with no obligation! You can even apply for a full scholarship after you join us. Historically, many motivated college programmers at Northwestern have successfully received NROTC scholarships after joining the battalion.