How Do I Join?

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Contact the unit’s officer in charge, Captain Hendron, at

  • NROTC:

    • As early as the Spring of Junior year of High School, apply for the NROTC 4-Year National Scholarship.
      • The National Scholarship pays Full Tuition and Fees, and book allowances at the University of Maine.
      • The University of Maine offers full room and board to students who attend on the Four-Year National Scholarship!
      • Apply for the scholarship here
    • If you are not selected for the NROTC 4-Year National Scholarship, you can still join the NROTC Program as a College Program student.  As a College Program student, you will be able to apply for several scholarships during your Freshman and Sophomore years of college.  If selected for one of these scholarships, you will be commissioned as an officer upon graduation.  If you have not been selected by the beginning of your Junior year of college, you will be dis-enrolled from the program. There are options outside of NROTC for commissioning into the Navy or Marine Corps for students in or beyond junior year of college.
      • To learn more about the College Program, give us a call to set up a meeting.
      • Deadline to apply as a College Program student is the last day to add classes for the semester. For incoming freshman College Program students, apply by June 15th in order to be considered for New Student Indoctrination in Great Lakes, Illinois.
      • College Program Scholarship Opportunities
        • Spring Semester Freshman Year: Apply for a Three-Year Sideload Scholarship
        • Spring Semester Sophomore Year: Apply for a Two-Year Sideload Scholarship
        • Advanced Standing: If you are not selected for a Two-Year Sideload Scholarship, your application is automatically considered for Advanced Standing.  Advanced Standing does not pay for school but it does still provide a Stipend and allow you to commission upon graduation
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Standardized Testing Requirements

Applicants must EITHER have the following SAT or ACT scores:

SAT: 540 Math; 550 Verbal Evidence Based Reading and Writing AND 1100 Combined (Math plus Evidence Based Reading and Writing)

ACT: 21 Math; 22 English AND 44 combined (Math plus English)


A cumulative High school GPA of  2.75 (on a 4.0 Scale) AND a 2.0 grade (on a 4.0 Scale) in Algebra II (or equivalent course) AND a statement from their high school guidance counselor or senior JROTC instructor certifying that SAT and ACT testing was not reasonably available to the applicant.