In order to be eligible, at the time of application, an applicant must be:
- A U.S. citizen.
- An undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), contracted or non-contracted, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Marine Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) students are also eligible.
In order to be eligible to participate in a Project GO overseas program, for the duration of the program successful applicants must:
- Remain in ROTC for the duration of the program.
- Not be commissioned officers.
- Be in an inactive, non-drilling status.
- Not be employed by the U.S. federal government or any foreign government.
The following categories of applicants are eligible for domestic programs only:
- Newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty (limited to officers commissioned in May and interested in summer domestic programs).
- ROTC students who are drilling members of the National Guard or Reserves.
- Army Green to Gold members.
Not Eligible for Project GO
- Non-U.S. citizens
- Active duty military members (not participating in ROTC)
- Navy Seaman to Admiral Program members
- Officer Candidate School participants
- JROTC students
- Service academy students
- Federal government employees
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of merit. Review panels will consider the following criteria:
- Academic merit
- Language experience
- Cultural sensitivity
- Commitment to Project GO mission
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) awards described on this website are subject to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which provide that no citizen of the United States may, on the grounds of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.