The deadline for the NROTC Minority Serving Institution Scholarship Reservation (MSISR) is coming up next week. The MSISR scholarship is an equivalent scholarship to the Navy option 4-year National, paying 100% tuition and fees at any one of 20 HBCUs or High Hispanic Enrollment universities, leading to a commission upon graduation. Anyone who has submitted a Navy option 4-year National scholarship application is eligible; this opportunity is open to individuals of all races/ethnic backgrounds. You can apply for both scholarships concurrently, and you can also apply for MSISR even if you have already been identified as a non-select for the National. To be considered, you must contact the unit affiliated with the Minority Serving Institution you wish to attend no later than 28 FEB 17. Expect to be asked for an emailed copy of your scholarship application PDF. Commanding Officers will interview all candidates during February and March, and those selected for the scholarship will be notified in late April. For more info, and for a list of all the participating universities, see: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/MSI.html Lastly, if you have interest in or questions regarding the two New Orleans, LA HBCUs, Xavier University and Dillard University, please feel free to contact me.