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Nuclear Power Program
Advanced Electronics Computer Field
Submariner Program
The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
The Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP)
Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC)
The Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP)
U.S. Naval Academy

The priority in the Navy is people. The Navy provides a positive environment for personal growth within a framework of technical training, education and service with honor.

With the technological revolution, there is a new breed of sailor, the technical expert. There are over 60 different career fields that offer growth opportunities for young people. Education in the Navy begins with recruit training and continues throughout Naval service. You can be guaranteed a basic technical school in the occupational specialty that you choose, many of which are fully accredited by the American Council on Education. Also, the Navy College Center helps Navy men and women focus on their educational goals and attain them through enrollment in college, vocational and technical schools. At sea, sailors can earn college credits through the Program for Afloat College Education.

Nuclear Power Program
Long considered the most technical program in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Nuclear Power Program is available for qualified male and female high school graduates. Applicants enter the program at advanced pay grades and attend advanced technical schools in either electricity, electronics, or as machinists. In-depth technical training and hands-on operation of a nuclear power plant follows. Graduates are stationed aboard many nuclear powered vessels.

If you have a strong math/science background you could qualify for this training. Applicants accepted into the program can receive sign on bonuses of up to $20,000 or the Navy College Fund worth $50,000. Re-enlistment bonuses of up to $100,000 are also available.

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Advanced Electronics Computer Field
This program is open to qualified men and women who are high school graduates. Candidates accepted into the program enter at advanced pay grades and attend advanced technical schools leading to careers as Data Systems Technicians, Electronic Technicians, Sonar Technicians, Fire Control Technicians, and several others. You can expect state-of-the-art training in the operation and maintenance of satellites, local and interior communication systems, radars, computer LANS, and complex electronic and electro-mechanical equipment used in advanced weapons systems. This is just a small sample of the advanced electronics and computer field. For specific information on these advanced programs call 866-FOR-NAVY.

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Submariner Program
Are you somebody who wants to stand out from the crowd? Do you seek out challenges to see how far you can push yourself? Then the Submariner Program is for you. Submariners are an elite fighting force that is a vital part of the defense of the United States. This special program is for men interested in serving aboard one of the nuclear powered submarines in the U.S. fleet. Only those who have what it takes to meet the rigid qualifications for this special, challenging branch of the Navy will be accepted. There are numerous advanced programs available for those who want to serve aboard submarines, such as Submarine Advance Electronics Field. As a submariner you can look forward to exciting assignments on a naval platform engineered for safety and success in battle. Additionally, as a member of a submarine crew, you can expect to be challenged with responsibility and leadership by a team dedicated to your professional development and training.

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The NROTC Scholarship Program for young college-bound men and women provides full funding for four years of college tuition, textbooks, other fees of an instructional nature, as well as a living allowance ranging from $250 to $400 per month.

While enrolled within the NROTC program, students have a chance to develop their leadership skills, while earning college credit for mandatory military science classes taken through the NROTC program. Additionally, each summer, students are given exposure to various communities within the Navy. Upon graduation, NROTC students will have achieved a degree without having to face the financial burden of student loans; will have earned up to $10,000 throughout their four years as an NROTC participant; and will be looking forward to an immediate position as a United States Naval Officer.

All officer program scholarships lead to an exciting and challenging job as a United States Naval Officer, empowering young men and women to assume executive-level, decision-making positions that provide them with more responsibility, at a younger age, than they would find in the private sector.

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The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Qualified students in certain health disciplines (dentistry, medicine, and optometry) are eligible for a Navy Health Professions Scholarship, which provides up to four years of full tuition, books, fees, and necessary equipment, as well as a $1,907 monthly allowance. Upon being commissioned as Ensigns, United States Navy, these young men and women will have the exciting opportunity to gain further training, and ultimately work within their health disciplines, while meeting the leadership challenges and responsibilities of being a United States Naval Officer.

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The Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP)
The Health Services Collegiate Program offers students in certain health disciplines (dentistry, medicine, and optometry) in pursuit of graduate degrees a chance to further their education, without incurring the associated financial costs. This program covers books, fees, and tuition, as well as two years pay and allowances equivalent to those earned by an E-3 in the military - approximately $2,400 to $4,000, depending on area of residence and dependent status.

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Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC)
College juniors and seniors who qualify for this highly selective and competitive program receive a $15,000 initial signing bonus, as well as approximately $3,400 per month to finish college. Upon graduation, NUPOCs receive further training through the Navy’s own engineering program. NUPOCs receive an additional $2,000 upon successful completion of this training.

NUPOCs receive the best pay, bonuses, and promotions within the Navy. These highly motivated officers serve in jobs operating multi-million dollar platforms ranging from nuclear powered submarines, to nuclear powered aircraft carriers, as well as managing and supervising the men and women who run the propulsion plants within these platforms.

The NUPOC program turns out the most sought after engineers in the Navy, as well as leaders in the corporate arena.

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The Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP)
The Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program is designed to provide financial incentive for college students to complete Baccalaureate Degree requirements. BDCP participants must maintain a GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale). These students will receive the full active duty pay allowances of an E-3 within the military, while earning their Baccalaureate Degrees.

Upon completing their Bachelor’s degree requirements, qualified applicants may be accepted into most officer communities, including surface warfare, aviation, SEAL, explosive ordnance disposal, supply, aeronautical maintenance duty, intelligence, cryptology, or oceanography. Regardless of the community chosen, participants have the opportunity to face the challenging role of being a United States Naval Officer.

For more information, visit: or call 866-FOR-NAVY

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Declared a National Historic Site in 1963, the Yard, as the campus is called, adjoins Annapolis, the colorful capital of Maryland. Settled in 1649, the city is not only a historic landmark in its own right but also a famed cultural and recreational center. The Naval Academy is almost equidistant from Washington, DC, and Baltimore, about 25 miles.

Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy is charged with preparing midshipmen for service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Midshipmen pursue a demanding academic curriculum. They are imbued with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty, and are physically and mentally prepared for commissioned service. Women were admitted for the first time in 1976.

All graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Degrees are awarded in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, General, Mechanical, Ocean, Systems, and General Engineering; Naval Architecture, Arabic, Chinese, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, General Science, Economics, Quantitative Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, and Political Science. Graduates receive commissions as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Tuition, room and board, and medical and dental care are provided by the U.S. government.

The Naval Academy’s faculty is composed of 590 members, with officers and civilians in approximately equal numbers (95 percent of the civilian faculty have Ph.D.s). The officers provide a continuing input of new ideas and experiences from the Fleet. The civilians provide a core of scholarship and teaching experience and lend continuity to the educational program.

Each year, approximately 1,200 men and women are selected for admission to the plebe (freshman) class at the Naval Academy. They come from every state in the Union and from families representing a wide variety of occupations and interests. Candidates must be at least 17 years of age and must not have reached their 23rd birthday by July 1 of the year of admission. Candidates must be single and have no dependent children, and women candidates must not be pregnant; all candidates must be U.S. citizens. The Admissions Board examines each candidate’s school records, SAT or ACT scores, recommendations from school officials, extracurricular activities, and other evidence of character, leadership potential, academic aptitude, health, and physical fitness.

The great majority of students accepted for admission come from the top 40 percent of their high school class. The SAT I or the ACT is required.

It is advisable to apply for admission during the spring of junior year in high school. For further information, visit

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