In a new partnership among the University of Notre Dame, the U.S. Navy and Holy Cross College, deserving students will have the opportunity to enroll as midshipmen in Notre Dame’s Naval ROTC program after their initial year of college coursework.
Based on a successful pilot program last year, the Naval ROTC Preparatory Program (NPP) will provide students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to graduate from Notre Dame as officers in the U.S. Navy.
“It’s an opportunity for exceptional students to achieve their goal of attending Notre Dame and commissioning as an officer in the Navy,” said Regan Jones, director of Notre Dame’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, which administers the program at Notre Dame. “The NPP is an exciting program because it offers high-ability students a prep year providing them a solid academic foundation for future success.”
The program is designed to lower the barriers for high-potential students who may not have had access to academic enrichment programs in high school due to family, social or economic circumstances.