Navy League Memphis Scholarship Program
The Memphis Council of the Navy League of the United States presents Navy League Scholarship awards each Spring semester to students enrolled in the Mid-South Region Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at The University of Memphis and The University of Mississippi.
The Navy League Memphis Council NROTC Scholarship Program was established in the Fall of 2005.
Designed to support up to six students per calendar year, it provides financial support for students in their first and second year of undergraduate education and officer training.
This unique program is intended to support students who desire to receive their officer commission in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps, but were not initially selected for national scholarship programs.
The Navy League scholarship acts as a “bridge” that provides a portion of their financial support as they strive to be selected for a national scholarship program as a result of their program performance.
To be eligible for consideration, students must demonstrate and maintain high scholastic, leadership aptitude and physical fitness performance and be recommended by their NROTC Program Administrators.
Freshmen were initially awarded $500 per semester. That was increased to $750 in Spring 2011 and further increased to $1000 in Spring 2012.
Upperclassmen were initially awarded $750 per semester. That was increased to $1000 in Spring 2011 and further increased to $1250 in Spring 2012.
Numerous fundraising events are held throughout the year to support this program and the training and development of future Navy and Marine Corps officers produced by the NROTC program.
Former Navy League Scholarship Committee Chairman, Tim Ferree , stands with (l to r) MIDN 3/C (HM2) Benjamin Winters ($1250), MIDN 4/C Michael Parker ($1000), and MIDN 3/C Clara Barnes ($1250) of the University of Memphis after awarding them scholarships for the Spring Semester 2013. Also receiving a scholarship was University of Mississippi MIDN 4/C Marvin Hughes ($1000), not pictured.