Program Benefits  

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln

Since midshipmen designated as Bowman Scholars will already have been accepted into the nuclear power training pipeline, they can expect to receive the following benefits. Each Bowman Scholar will:

  • be awarded, as a second-class midshipman, any nuclear power training accession incentive monetary bonus associated with the Scholar’s acceptance into the nuclear power training pipeline.
  • participate in a tailored research internship program during one of the summer training blocks of the Scholar’s midshipman first-class summer.
  • be eligible to receive some level of financial support from the Bowman Scholar Program to support the travel costs and other monetary obligations associated with the afore-mentioned summer internship.
  • be eligible to receive some level of financial support from the Bowman Scholar Program to purchase requisite supplies and equipment and to underwrite any travel requirements associated with the research-based project undertaken by the Scholar during first-class year. 
  • have enhanced postgraduate education opportunities through technical master's degree programs at the Naval Postgraduate School that are specific to the Bowman Scholar Program.
  • after graduation from the accelerated one-year master's degree program at NPS, earn an "I-Code" subspecialty.  The obligated service is 5 years upon completion of the one-year master's degree at NPS, concurrent to other service obligations.
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