The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program was established to educate and train young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Because Yale hosts a Naval ROTC unit, all NROTC courses, physical training, and leadership development seminars take place on Yale’s campus. First-year students may apply for enrollment in the nonscholarship College Program and then compete for scholarships at the completion of their freshman year. If selected for the Scholarship Program, students receive full tuition, academic fees, a stipend for textbooks, and a monthly subsistence allowance that increases annually.