Known as College Programmers, those who do not receive a scholarship out of high school, or those who never applied for a scholarship, are welcome to join the unit under the College Program. The college program allows individuals to participate in the NROTC program as a Midshipmen and compete for a side load scholarship. Side load scholarships are two and three year scholarships awarded annually to Midshipmen who perform well academically and as professionals in their military disciplines. Visit the scholarships page for information on benefits.
As College Program Midshipmen, College Programmers receive uniforms and course materials for NROTC classes at no cost. They partipate in all the same activities as scholarship Midshipmen; and the University of Kansas NROTC has a strong record of earning scholarships for College Programmers.
Acceptance into the College Program is handled at each individual unit, contact our Recruiting Officer to get more information and start today.




Scholarships aren't required to commission as an officer, College Programmers can also be selected into Advanced Standing. For those who don't receive a side load scholarship, Advanced Standing allows them to complete the four year program as a Midshipmen and commission into the Navy or Marine Corps.
Midshipmen on Advanced Standing receive a subsistence allowance of $350 per month in their junior year, increasing to $400 in their senior year. All uniforms and NROTC course materials are still provided at no cost.

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