College Program


2020 College Program Application

Apply by May 1st for the best chance of acceptance. After that deadline, you must contact our Incoming Student Advisor at .

What is the College Program?

The College Program is a way for non-scholarship students to join the unit while working towards earning a scholarship.  Individuals in the College Program participate in unit events and apply for a scholarship while part of the unit and do not have a financial or service obligation.  College Program Midshipmen must attend New Student Orientation prior to participating with the unit.

Side Load Scholarship

You can only apply for a Side Load Scholarship while in the College Program during your sophomore or junior year. College Program Midshipmen who receive a side load scholarship will have the same benefits and service obligations as Midshipmen who received the National Scholarship. 

College Program Benefits

  • Provide uniforms and Naval Science textbooks
  • Advanced Standing Stipend (if selected)
    • Junior - $350 per month
    • Senior - $400 per month

Advanced Standing

If a College Program Midshipman does not receive a scholarship by junior year, he/she may apply for advanced standing.  If on advanced standing, a Midshipman will receive a monthly stipend and will be commissioned after graduation.  Midshipmen on advanced standing do not receive a scholarship.