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Graduate Education
The Officer Scholarship Program (also known as the Immediate Graduate Education Program (IGEP)) is USNA's most competitive immediate graduate-education program. Allowing 20 Navy and ~5 Marine Corps selects to attend civilian graduate programs all around the world, the Officer Scholarship Program requires each of its candidates to compete and win some form of civilian-funded scholarship or fellowship that will cover at least 50% of tuition costs. More information can be found in the OSP Brief linked here.

UK Scholarships (National Competition)

Midshipmen   do not have to  participate in the UK International Scholar Program i order to be endorsed for any UK or international scholarship, to include the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Southampton, Gates, Schwarzman.  All international scholarships may be pursued by any midshipman eligible for graduate education. SUKISP mentors will evaluate your application on its merits if you choose to apply for an institutional endorsement, and it will be given equal consideration with those that have gone through UKISP.

Rhodes Scholarship  to University of Oxford, England. 

  • Degree available: M.A. or with special arrangement, M.Phil. or M.Sc.
  • Quota available: 32 awarded annually in the U.S.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years
  • Qualifications: Excellence in character, academics, and leadership. Must participate in and receive endorsement from the UKISP. 
  • Reference:  www.rhodesscholar.org

Marshall Scholarship  to any British University. 

  • Degree available: M.A. or with special arrangement, M.Phil. or M.Sc.
  • Quota available: 40 awarded annually.
  • Duration of course: 1-3 years. Third year must be approved by the Chief of Naval Personnel.  Only about 8 of the total 40 are for one-year scholarships.  The intent of the Marshall Scholarship is to enhance the US-UK relationship, and once of the goals is that the scholars spend time in the UK getting to know the country and its people.
  • Qualifications: "Distinction of intellect and character as evidenced both by scholastic attainments and by other activities and achievements." Must have at least a 3.7 CQPR (excluding 4/C year). Must participate in and receive endorsement from the UKISP.
  • Reference:  www.marshallscholarship.org.
  • Announcements: Marshall application can be found at:     

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship  to the University of Cambridge, England.

  • Degree available: M.A. or M.S.
  • Quota available: 50-60 awarded annually in the U.S. 
  • Duration of course: One, two, or three years. Third year must be approved by the Chief of Naval Personnel.
  • Qualifications: Application made simultaneously with application to Cambridge. Study at Cambridge must be seen to fit into the student's longer-term ambitions. The Trust seeks students with capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • For up-to-date scholarship timelines, visit the   Gates Scholarship website.
  • Reference:  www.gatescambridge.org 
    • Made available by the Gates Cambridge Trust and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Churchill Scholarship  to Churchill College of the University of Cambridge, England.

  • Degree available: M.Phil. in engineering, mathematics, and sciences.
  • Quota available: 12 to 15 awarded annually in the U.S.
  • Duration of course: One year.
  • Qualifications: Proven talent in research and a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics; outstanding personal qualities.
  • Reference:  www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org
    • Supported by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship  to one of seven universities in the Republic of Ireland.

  • Degree available: Various.
  • Quota available: 12 awarded annually.
  • Duration of course: One year.
  • Qualifications: Academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. Must participate in and receive endorsement from the UKISP. 
  • Reference:  www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship

Cambridge University — various funding sources

Cambridge University offers a variety of funding opportunities.  Gates Cambridge, above, is only one of the many, and competition is very steep.  If Cambridge University is your objective, we encourage you to explore all funding sources.  Below are some links for your convenience.  Oxford University likely has similar resources that are not consolidated here.

Funding Search Tool   www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk/

Graduate Funding Competition      www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding/graduate-funding-competition

Cambridge Trust   www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/

Gates Cambridge   www.gatescambridge.org/about

External Funding   www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding/external-funding

Prospects    www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/funding-postgraduate-study

Post Graduate Funding   www.postgraduate-funding.com/

Scholarships for development     www.scholars4dev.com/category/level-of-study/masters-scholarships/

Other International Scholarships

Schwarzman Scholarship  to  Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

  • Degree available: Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies.
  • Quota available: Up to 200 scholars annually from around the world.
  • Duration of course: One year.
  • Qualifications: Academic aptitude and intellectual ability, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Applicants no longer need to obtain an institutional endorsement.
  • Reference:  www.schwarzmanscholars.org
  • Schwarzman Application announcement.

University of Southampton Scholarship  for study at University of Southampton.  A bilateral agreement signed by our institutions in 2017 holds a scholarship spot for one USNA graduate per year to study at Southampton.

  • Degree available: M.A. or M.S.  No restrictions on field of study, but, due to Southampton's excellence in certain disciplines, preference will be given to candidates from the following majors or who plan to study in the following fields: Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture, Oceanography, Geography, Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Statistics and Operational Research.
  • Quota: One graduating midshipman per class. 
  • Application: To apply for this scholarship, see the application instructions linked   -here- . Submission is due by 2359 on January 31.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years.
  • Qualifications: Minimum CQPR of 3.65. Demonstrated potential for academic excellence. Selection will be decided by the Graduate Education Committee on a recommendation from the Southampton Subcommittee, which gives the GEC a ranked list of candidates.
  • Note: Simultaneous to applying for the through the USNA internal process (GEC), you must also apply directly to a program at the University of Southampton; one must be accepted into a program at Southampton, or have a strong indication that one will be accepted, to be competitive for the one USNA/Southampton scholarship spot per year.

Anna Sobol Levy   Fellowship  to the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel ( IDC Herzliya).

  • Degree available: MA in Government with specialization in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security or Diplomacy and Conflict Studies.
  • Quota available:  Between three and six per year, nationally.  *Note - Due to an IDC initiative to attract more service academy alumni, there is a high likelihood that the quota could be expanded.
  • Duration of course: One year.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should have studied in the fields of military studies, economic geography, international relations, political science, history, or similar fields. U.S. military officers from ROTC programs or service academies have been the backbone of the program.
  • Reference:  www.annasobollevyfoundation.org; see also this presentation that the admissions and outreach representative gave at USNA in the fall of 2017:   Anna Sobol Levy (ASL) Fellowship---

Fulbright Scholarships  to universities in over 140 countries, including the UK.

  • Degree available: Master's in any field.
  • Quota available: Dependent upon desired university. Fulbright U.S. Student Program publishes a   list of statistics, including applicants and awards from year to year. 
    • UK Universities are typically more competitive than other programs.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years.
  • Qualifications: Dependent on desired program. Must advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations through engagement in the host community, among other activities. Applicants must obtain an institutional endorsement (POC: Professor Stephen Wrage, Political Science Department).
  • Reference:  us.fulbrightonline.org
  • Note: Fulbright-Taiwan reached out in the fall of 2018, mentioning that they would be very receptive to applicants from USNA; they were impressed with an ensign we sent there five years ago.  See more here:   Fulbright-Taiwan.  Note that applications are due in mid-October: October 17th for the 2018 cycle.

Rotary   Scholarships  fund international graduate-level study, including the UK

  • Degree available: Various.
  • Quota available: 1 recipient per year.
    • Local and national competitions available.
  • Application: To apply from Annapolis (District 7620), you must apply through the Grad Ed department.  To receive the internal Grad Ed Department endorsement, fill out the application linked   here and send to CDR Gish by 2359 on October 24. Once you have been screened by internally and approved to apply, your application will be forwarded to the Annapolis Rotary Club. 
  • Duration of course: 1 year
  • Qualifications: While Midshipmen may apply from the Annapolis region, they are also encouraged to contact a rotary club in their home region for specific qualifications. National competitions are available for those wanting to study peace and conflict resolution or water and sanitation. Objectives of study should fall within the   Rotary's six causes
  • Additional Information: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to schools outside of the English-speaking world. It is strongly recommended that applicants have proficiency in a second language.
  • Reference:  www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/scholarships
  • The Annapolis Rotary Club (District 7620) has prepared a PowerPoint with directions for applicants which can be found   here.

Calcagno Scholarship  for graduate studies

  • Degree available: Various.
  • Quota available: 1 recipient per year.
  • Gift Agreement for tuition: $10,000
  • Application: Located at the Calcagno Scholarship website 
  • Description:  The Calcagno Scholarship awards U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen funding to pursue immediate graduate education abroad, fostering academic and diplomatic excellence at the onset of the scholars’ careers, with diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core.

HORIZONS Scholarship through Women in Defense

  • Degree available: Various, for study at both US and international universities
  • Quota available: Varies from year to year.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years.
  • Qualifications: Scholarship is for women who are US citizens either employed in or planning careers in defense of national security areas.
  • Reference:   http://www.womenindefense.net/

Erasmus Mundus

  • Degree Available: Various, double or joint Master degrees, gives students a chance to study at various European Universities. Students can study in at least two European countries. 
  • Quota available: Varies, a minimum of 75% of the scholarships are awarded to candidates from Partner countries
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years
  • Qualifications: Program-specific, midshipmen must conduct the appropriate research to ensure they meet the qualifications of their program of interest and that the program accepts applicants from our region (the Erasmus program lists the United States of America as an "Other Partner County" in Region 13: "Other Industrialised Countries"). 
  • Reference:  https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/individuals/students/erasmus-mundus-joint-master-degrees_en

For an aggregator of available international scholarships that comes with a regional and subject filter, see the   Institute of International Education's program search.

Domestic Scholarships

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship to choice of domestic institution.

  • Degree available: M.S. or M.A. in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and social sciences, and in the history and philosophy of science.
  • Quota available: Varies from year to year. About 2,000 in the U.S. annually. Subject to availability of funds. 
  • Duration of course: One, two, or three years. Third year must be approved by the Chief of Naval Personnel.
  • Qualifications: Demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in STEM or in STEM education.
  • Reference: www.nsfgrfp.org

Dr. John J. McMullen Fellowship to University of Pennsylvania.

  • Degree available: M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline. 
  • Quota available: Two midshipmen per year; 100% tuition.
  • Duration of course: One year, plus two summer terms.
  • Qualifications: Strong leadership skills, high academic standing, undergraduate major which supports proposed graduate program.
  • Reference: Annual announcement made by graduate education director. 
  • USNA Application Procedures: Apply and gain acceptance to the graduate program directly at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, make sure to list the McMullen Fellowship as one of your funding sources on the Officer Scholarship Program (OSP) application that will be sent out to qualified 1/C Midshipmen.  Your name will be forwarded for consideration for this funding.  There is no separate application for this scholarship.  The same selection criteria that is used for OSP will be used to determine the McMullen Fellows, although we will also work in cooperation with the admissions department and respective program at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Note that due to a number of McMullen Fellowship position having gone unfilled in recent years, the Fellowship is considering opening up the application for USNA grads in general, for any time after graduation.  For more information, contact the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 215-898-6564.

Dr. John J. McMullen Fellowship to Boston College.

  • Degree available: Master of Business Administration or M.S. in Finance
  • Quota available: One midshipman per year; 100% tuition.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years per degree and subspecialty.
  • Qualifications: Strong leadership skills, high academic standing, undergraduate major which supports proposed graduate program.
  • Reference: Annual announcement made by graduate education director; presentation
  • USNA Application Procedures: Apply and gain acceptance to the graduate program directly at the Boston College. In addition, make sure to list the McMullen Fellowship as one of your funding sources on the Officer Scholarship Program (OSP) application that will be sent out to qualified 1/C Midshipmen.  Your name will be forwarded for consideration for this funding.  There is no separate application for this scholarship.  The same selection criteria that is used for OSP will be used to determine the McMullen Fellows, although we will also work in cooperation with the admissions department and respective program at Boston College.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to Stanford University.

  • Degree available: Any graduate degree at Stanford.
  • Quota available: About 50 awarded per year from the U.S.; 100 worldwide, and growing.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years per degree.
  • Qualifications: Independence of thought,purposeful leadership, and civic mindset.
  • Reference: knight-hennessy.stanford.edu
  • USNA Application Procedures: Apply directly to the Knight-Hennessy program.  USNA OSP will NOT be issuing institutional endorsements for the Knight-Hennessy, so make sure that you solicit two letters of recommendation on your own.
  • Note that the Knight-Hennessy is available to all ages, not only to recent graduates.  You are welcome to apply directly to the program at any time in your career. You are eligible to apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program if you applied during your final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree or within six years of earning your first/bachelor’s degreeU.S. military (active or veteran) applicants receive a two-year extension of eligibility due to service commitments.

NASA Scholarships to various domestic universities. 

  • Degree available: M.S. in STEM disciplines.
  • Quota available: Varies from year to year, subject to funding availability.
  • Duration of course: Two years.
  • Qualifications: Per desired program.
  • Reference: science.nasa.gov

Information Technology Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University

  • Degree available: Master of Information Technology Strategy (MITS)
  • Quota available: 3 per year (scholarship will cover 100% tuition)
  • Duration: 3 semesters (summer can be one of them)
  • Qualifications: see website for full description, but they look for programming skills, analytical skills, team skills, coursework on machine learning and data analysis, demonstrated ability in algorithms and data structures, proficiency in C, C++, or Java.
  • Reference: CMU MITS; MITS Marketing Flyer; MITS Military Information Flyer; 2018 MITS Overview for USNA
  • Point of Contact: Emily Half, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, ehalf@andrew.cmu.edu, 412-268-7082; and Colin Clark, cclarke@andrew.cmu.edu

Purdue University Military Research Initiative (PMRI)

  • Degree Available: MS
  • Quota available: 3 per year, 100% tuition
  • Duration: 3 semesters (graduating early in December of the year following start of classes)
  • Qualifications: STEM major with potential application to DoD research
  • Reference: Purdue Homeland Security Institute and Purdue Military Research Initiative (PMRI)
  • Point of Contact: Dave Hankins, Senior Project Manager, Purdue Homeland Security Institute, dhankins@purdue.edu, 765-494-9816
  • USNA Application Procedures: First and foremost, apply to the graduate program directly at Purdue University. After your application complete, USNA's Graduate Education Director will work with Purdue University directly and formulate a ranking slate for the fellowship.
    • Make sure to denote your specific interest in the program on the Officer Scholarship Program (OSP) application that will be sent out to qualified 1/C Midshipmen. 

Zuckerman Fellows Program for study at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, or Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Degree Available: Various
  • Quota Available: Varies
  • Duration: 1 year, provides recipients with full tuition, health insurance fees, and a living stipend
  • Qualifications: Zuckerman Fellows are selected on the basis of: outstanding leadership ability with potential for significant impact to advance the public good, commitment to public service, and intellectual distinction and academic achievement. 
  • Reference: https://cpl.hks.harvard.edu/zuckerman-fellowship

Drew Lewis, PC Scholarship to various domestic universities

  • Overview: Every year, Drew Lewis, PC awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to one of the firm’s core values. While obtaining an education and excelling academically you are indispensable to your future success, how you yield the power you obtain from those endeavors is far more important to the people on whose lives you will impact.
  • Application:  https://drewlewis.law/scholarship/
  • Deadline: April 30th, 2020

University-Sponsored Scholarships

When applying to graduate programs, Midshipmen should also apply for merit-based scholarships from their desired program or institution. Midshipmen are by no means limited to the list of scholarships on the USNA Graduate Education website, and should seek opportunities specifically tailored for their desired program or institution. 

Other Scholarships, Fellowships and Programs

For your convenience and to help you own search for funding, below is a list of other scholarships Naval Academy graduates have won over the past few decades.  You will need to verify yourself if these particular scholarships are still being offered.

U of Chicago Master of Arts in International Development and Policy.  Sponsored by the Obama Foundation, the program is a one-year MA-IDP at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

East-West Center

McCourt School of Public Policy

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - supporting graduate study for children of immigrants.  Both parents must have been born outside the US as non-US citizens.  See the website for further criteria.  Award covers 50% of tuition and fees, plus a stipend (which DoD members can't accept for living expenses, but it might be possible to apply that to the other half of the tuition).

Black Family Fellowship for study at Harvard Kennedy School. The Black Family Fellowship provides vital financial support and a comprehensive leadership development program for up to 25 students annually at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School who are veterans and active duty military students from the United States.

Further scholarship opportunities include those on the following list, which I add to as the funding sources come across my desk: 

  • American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship
  • Anna-Maria Moggio Foundation Scholarship
  • Annapolis Scholarship
  • Applied Research Laboratories Fellowship
  • ARL Naval Academy Scholar
  • ASNE Flagship Section James A. Lisnyk Scholarship
  • Barbara R. and Charles Kahn, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
  • Barrett G. Hindes Merit Scholarship in Dredging Studies
  • Bertana Trust Scholarship
  • Bush School Fellowship
  • Cambridge Bursary
  • Cambridge Overseas Trust
  • Carlson School of Management Fellowship
  • Charles River United Soccer Association Fellowship
  • Chereskin Family Fellowship
  • Churchill Fund Grant
  • CNO Fellowship
  • Cockrell School of Engineering Fellowship
  • Conn's Foundation Scholar
  • Cos MBA Merit Scholarship
  • CSAIL RA
  • Draper Fellowship
  • Edith Stokey Public Service Fellowship
  • Elliot School Merit Fellowship
  • Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME) Scholarship
  • Frankin and Caroline Johnson Graduate Tuition Award
  • Georgetown MBA Connelly Scholar
  • Goldman School Scholarship
  • Greater Milwaukee Frank Rogers Bacon Foundation Fellowship
  • Harris School of Public Policy Scholarship
  • Harvard Kennedy School MPP Scholarship
  • Hummer Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Ideker Foundation Scholarship
  • Illinois Veteran Grant
  • Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Fellowship
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
  • Jacobs School of Engineering TIES Leadership Training Scholarship
  • Jaehne Fellowship
  • Keck Institute for Space Studies Fellowship
  • Lemelson Presidential Minority Fellowship
  • Lincoln Lab Military Fellowship
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson School Fellowship
  • Marine Corps University Foundation Scholarship
  • MIT Cybersecurity & Internet Policy Research Initiative RA
  • Morton A. Aldrich Fellowship
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar/Athlete Scholarship
  • Naval Academy Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Naval Officer Special Education Program Fellowship
  • Navy Presidential Public Service Fellowship
  • NCAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
  • Northwest Foundation, Inc.
  • Notre Dame MBA Fellow
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship
  • NSF Minority Fellowship
  • Oxford China Centre Scholarship
  • Pearson Institute at the University of Chicago for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts
  • Penn State ARL Fellowship
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Presidential Military Fellowship
  • Presidential Public Service Fellowship
  • Public Service Fellowship
  • RADM Grace Murray Hopper Fellowship
  • Robert G. Shackelford Graduate Fellowship
  • SNAME Fellowship
  • Stewart A. and Marla B. Feldman Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Tau Beta Pi Fellowship
  • The Bush School Scholarship
  • The Fletcher School Scholarship
  • Travis Manion Foundation Challenge Grant
  • UC Transportation Center Fellowship
  • UCLA Anderson Fellowship
  • US NOTES Scholarship
  • William F. Ward, Jr. Fellowship
  • Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Fellowship

Research Assistantships 

Draper Laboratory Technical Fellowships at approved domestic universities.

  • Degree available: M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Science, and related fields.
  • Quota available: Two or more midshipmen per year. Depends on availability of a research place at Draper Laboratory in the field requested.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years, per degree and subspecialty.
    • Research work is done at Draper Laboratory throughout duration of course.
  • Qualifications: High academic standing in undergraduate technical major. Graduate students must complete a thesis.
  • Reference: www.draper.com/careers/fellow-program ; presentation

Lincoln Laboratory Military Fellowship Program at MIT.

  • Degree available: M.S. in STEM fields with interest in Communications Systems, Cyber Security, Homeland Protection, Space Control, Engineering, and related fields.
  • Quota available: Two or more midshipmen per year. Depends on availability of a research place at Lincoln Laboratory in the field requested.
  • Duration of course: 1-2 years, per degree and subspecialty.
    • Research work is done at Lincoln Laboratory throughout duration of course.
  • Qualifications: High academic standing in undergraduate technical major. Graduate students must complete a thesis and do their research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington at a minimum one day a week during the academic year when not taking academic classes and the entire summer when MIT is closed.
  • Reference: https://www.ll.mit.edu/careers/programs-military-officers

Preventative Defense Project at Stanford University.

  • Reference: Annual announcement made by graduate education director. For background information, visit Stanford's PDP webpage. (login required) 

Truman Scholarship

Competition for the Truman Scholarship is held separately from the standard Officer Scholar Program (OSP) process. However, Truman scholars are counted towards the yearly OSP quota (20 Navy Selects and 5 Marine Corps Selects). 

With selection process beginning during 2/C year, the Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships of up to $30,000 to outstanding college juniors with exceptional leadership potential and an interest in public policy who will pursue graduate degrees that will aid them in forging a career dedicated to public service. The Truman Foundation "seeks future 'change agents' who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state, or local governments or in the not-for-profit and education sectors where they can influence public policies and change public programs. Criteria for selecting Truman Scholars are mainly:

  • extensive records of public and community service,
  • commitment to careers in government or elsewhere in the public sector,
  • desire to influence public policies or education programs, and
  • outstanding leadership potential and communication skills."

Please note that the Truman Foundation places great weight on an applicant's fit for the Truman Scholarship.  Successful applicants can come from any major, but should have plans for a career focused on both public service and public policy.  The application asks you to write thoughtfully about your future goals in these areas.

Students with a QPR above 3.4 may be competitive for the scholarship.  Those with a lower QPR and who have faced extraordinary circumstances should direct questions to Prof. Doherty if they are considering applying.  Academic success is important, but the focus of the scholarship is on selecting future leaders with an exceptional record of and commitment to public service, as well as an interest in public policy.  Midshipmen who win a Truman Scholarship will also have to meet the Navy or Marine Corps requirements for pursuing graduate study.  Scholarships may be used for graduate study immediately following graduation or may be deferred for use in a future year. 

For more information, please see https://www.truman.gov/candidates/how-become-truman-scholar
Professor Doherty will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

MIT-Woods Hole Institution Joint Master's in Oceanography Program

This long-standing Navy program for a master's degree in oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is entirely separate from any other graduate education program USNA offers. With program spots open to the Fleet members, graduating NROTC Midshipmen, and USNA graduates, this program begins in promptly in June following graduation.

Interested midshipmen must follow the instructions listed in the NAVADMIN (see link below). For USNA applicants, the online MIT/WHOI application must be complete and the OPNAV N2N6 package must be submitted to the Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department Advisor by COB Thursday 16 September 2021.  All packages will then be reviewed and routed together to the Superintendent for command endorsements.  The Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department POC for 2021-2022 is CAPT Sanabia.

Read more about the MIT-WHOI Navy program here:
https://mit.whoi.edu/admissions/navy-program/

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Designators 1110 (SWO), 1120 (Submarines), 1800 (IDC)
  • Undergraduate major in engineering, mathematics, physics, or oceanography
  • 3.5 minimum CQPR
  • Not lower than "B" in conduct and aptitude in each semester of 2/C and 1/C years
  • Note - The average GRE scores for students admitted to MIT:  Verbal 160-161 (86th percentile); Quantitative 162 (83rd percentile).

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