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New Student Orientation

Scholarship Options

Navy Scholarships: Application begins the summer of your senior year of high school. The four-year scholarship covers tuition and fees, an allowance for books and living, all necessary uniforms and training opportunities in the summer. Two- and three-year scholarships are also available.

Marine Scholarships: Two-, three-, and four-year scholarships can be awarded, offering financial assistance for tuition, books, and housing, in addition to uniforms. Summer training is limited to a six-week period at Officer Candidate School during the summer after junior year.

Please refer to the links on the left for some helpful documents and a few requirements of the program.

College Program

For students who are not able to meet scholarship requirements, the College Program grants the ability to participate in all unit activities, receive uniforms and books, and have the opportunity to apply for scholarship benefits after their first full semester with the NROTC unit. Students may also be selected for Advanced Standing starting their Junior year, which will provide them with a stipend, a summer of training, and a commission upon graduation.

Active Duty Personnel

Current enlisted service members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps also have an opportunity to be a part of the Gamecock Battalion. Active Duty personnel will study alongside the civilian students in the unit, attend unit functions and occasionally hold positions of responsibility, but will still receive active duty pay and benefits. The Seaman to Admiral-21 program and the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program have different entrance requirements, and their participants have slightly different roles within the battalion, so please get in contact for more information, or visit the battalion's Information page.

Address: 513 Pickens St. Columbia, SC 29203 | Phone: 1-888-248-7026

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