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Mission statement of Navy ROTC

"To develop future officers mentally, morally, and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of duty, loyalty, and the core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment in order to commission college graduates as Naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the Naval Service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government."

In short, our program is a four year course of study to be completed while enrolled and seeking a bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico or Central New Mexico Community College. Our students typically apply for entry prior to their freshmen year of college. We do not accept applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of undergraduate academic credit.

Scholarship Opportunities

NROTC National Scholarship

Please visit the NROTC website for more information on the National Scholarship.

Marine Corps Option ROTC Scholarship

Please visit the Marine Corps ROTC website for more information on the National Scholarship.

MSISR Scholarship

Since UNM is a Minority Serving Institution, UNM NROTC is allotted an additional number of scholarship reservations under the MSISR program. These scholarships are, in effect, the same as the national scholarship and are available to anyone regardless of racial or ethnic background.

NROTC has a limited number of scholarships available for students to attend MSI schools, which encompass Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), High Hispanic Enrollment (HHE) schools, and other Minority Institutions (MI). If you are interested in applying for an MSI scholarship to attend University of New Mexico, you must submit and have a completely processed on-line NROTC scholarship application and:

  1. Contact the NROTC Unit affiliated with the MSI they plan on attending no later than 28 Feb 2018.
  2. Provide a copy of their on-line National Scholarship application to the NROTC Unit, including NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment scores
  3. Submit a degree plan along with their high school and college transcripts (if applicable)
  4. Meet the SAT/ACT minimums regardless of whether you are already attending classes at UNM.
    1. SAT:
      1. 540 Math;  550 Verbal/Critical Reading or Evidence Based Reading and Writing
      2. AND 1200 Combined (Math plus Critical Reading or Evidence Based Reading and Writing)
    2. ACT
      1. 21 Math;   22 English
      2. AND 47 Combined (Math plus English)
  5. Applicants with the minimum individual Math and Verbal scores but not the Combined score, and who respond positively to the MSISR interest question in the application, are eligible to apply and will be considered on the MSISR Selection Board (Navy Option only). There is no requirement to request a waiver.
  6. Must be a Navy Option applicant (Marine Corps and Nurse Corps Option applicants are not eligible).

College Program (non-Scholarship Option)

Applications for college program midshipman are available. Forward completed applications to LT Avila (contact info above) by July 15th. For students who do not initially get selected for a scholarship, they may apply to the program as a 'College Program' student. In this status, they will participate in unit activities, and be re-screened annually for a scholarship.

College Program Application