We support our cadets in their pursuit of diversified, advanced trainings.

We encourage eligible cadets to apply for programs offered by our nation's service academies. In many instances, we are able to provide tuition reimbursement upon successful completion. These programs are a great pathway for our cadets who are exploring the service academy option and for cadets looking for an extra challenge.

How do I apply for reimbursement?

Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar (NASS)

When is it? Three sessions: June 4-9; June 11-16; June 18-23

What is it? A program designed to expose students to all aspects of the Naval Academy including the academic program and midshipman life. Students will also receive an overview of Navy and Marine Corps service options.

Who should apply? Rising high school seniors

When is the deadline? March 31

How do we support it? We will reimburse the $450 tuition fee after successful completion. 

For more information go to http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS/index.php

 

Naval Academy’s STEM Seminar

When is it? Three sessions: June 6-11 for rising 9th graders; June 13-18 for rising 10th graders; 

June 20-24 for rising 11th graders

What is it? A program focused on science, technology, engineering and math designed to encourage students to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college

Who should apply? Rising 9th through 11th graders

When is the deadline? April 15

How do we support it? We will reimburse the $550 tuition fee after successful completion.

For more information go to http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/index.php

 

Naval Academy Sports Camps

The Naval Academy hosts many outstanding sports camps throughout the summer. We will not provide reimbursement for these camps. Advancement credit will only be given if the camp length is four nights/five days or more.

For more information go to http://www.navysports.com/camps/navy-camps.html

 

Coast Guard Academy’s Academy Information Mission (AIM)

When is it? Three sessions: July 3-8; July 10–15; July 17–22

What is it? A program that provides immersion in academy tradition and cadet life

Who should apply? Rising high school seniors

When is the deadline? April 6

How do we support it? We will reimburse the $475 tuition fee after successful completion.

For more information go to http://www.uscga.edu/AIM/

 

West Point’s Middle School STEM Workshop

When is it? May 24-27

What is it? A science, technology, engineering and math program taught by Academy faculty and cadet mentors.

Who should apply? Sixth and seventh grade students who demonstrate a strong academic performance and strong interest in pursuing college

When is the deadline? February 15

How do we support it? We are only advertising this opportunity. The Toyota Foundation generously provided funding to cover tuition for all students selected to participate in the 2016 workshop. Housing, meals, and all activities will be 

provided by the scholarship, however travel for students to and from West Point will not be included.

For more information go to http://www.usma.edu/cldstem/SitePages/MS%20STEM%20Workshop.aspx

 

West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) 

When is it? Two sessions: May 28 - June 3; June 4-10

What is it? SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year.  You must have standardized test scores to be considered for SLE.

Who should apply? Current high school juniors who will be 17 by July 1, 2017 (the year they would be a USMA freshman)

When is the deadline? March 30

How do we support it? We will reimburse the $400 tuition after successful completion.

For more information go to http://www.usma.edu/admissions/SitePages/Summer.aspx

Reimbursement Information

How do i submit for reimbursement? 

Unit COMMANDING OFFICERS are to issue local orders for cadets attending (NSCTNG 003). After SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, SEND THE FOLLOWING TO NHQ: A COPY OF NSCTNG 003 and a receipt for the tuition expense. UPON PROCESSING, NHQ will reimburse each cadet via THEIR unit.   

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING REIMBURSEMENT FOR TUITION?

UPON COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING, but no later than september 30.

HOW DO I GET THIS INCLUDED IN MY ADVANCEMENT RECORD? 

Credit for advanced training should be entered into cadet records via Magellan by the Unit. UNITS CAN EMAIL MAGELLAN@SECADETS.ORG WITH QUESTIONS.

At NASS I had the opportunity to live at the Naval Academy for six days and experience everything the academy has to offer. I took academic classes similar to those available to midshipmen, went to morning PEP, met many amazing midshipmen who were detailers, went to briefs about the admissions process and opportunities at the academy and lastly, learned about the academy’s many traditions...
— Elise Odom, NASS 2014 and USNA Class of 2019
The STEM camp at USNA not only exposed me to many areas of science, technology, engineering and math, but also taught me how to work together with others and solve problems creatively, just as we do in our military.
— Srinidhi Nagireddy, USNA STEM 2015
Going to STEM camp at the Naval Academy was a great opportunity for me and I am so grateful that I was chosen to go. The classes taught me a lot about different fields of engineering, and the professors explained everything and helped us when we had trouble grasping a concept.
— Melissa Snyder
Sea Cadet trainings can teach you the basics of STEM, but at the USNA STEM camp they teach with a lot of depth and it will help your problem-solving skills, which develops a better leader overall, both as a cadet and as a civilian.
— Xavier Garza, USNA STEM 2014
I attended the Naval Academy Summer Seminar, which was exciting, challenging and inspiring for a high school student. As a rising senior, the six days were a great taste of academy life as a midshipman.
— Joseph Jones, NASS 2014
The modules we got to partake in were super cool. We programmed robots, discovered why the sky is blue, explored how helicopters were able to fly. The whole camp was an amazing experience, and I would recommend it to anybody who wants to have the experience of a lifetime.
— Nicholas Molineaux, USNA STEM 2015