Mr. Grant Lewis, a native of Buhl, AL, has been selected to receive the 2020 National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) NROTC Preparatory Program Scholarship.  His award was presented during the 48th Annual NNOA Symposium.

Grant Lewis

Cadet Grant Lewis

Mr. Lewis proved more than deserving of this award.  He meticulously maintained a GPA of 4.02 while participating in over a dozen extra-curricular and community services activities.  As a Cadet at Marion Military Institute (MMI), Grant displays a level of leadership that is well beyond his peers.  Upon graduation from MMI, the United States Navy will reserve a NROTC scholarship to support his continued college experience towards a commission.  Grant desires to attend San Diego State University.

The mission of the NROTC Preparatory Programs (NPP) Office is to expand NROTC opportunities to produce a more capable and representative Naval and Marine Officer Corps.  NROTC Preparatory Scholarship Reservations (NPSR) supports that mission by partnering with educational institutions to enhance underserved or disadvantaged scholarship applicants’ moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for success in the NROTC program.

Under the NPSR program, interested high school students may apply for a one-year university or privately funded scholarships to support room, board and tuition while enrolled in a university NROTC preparatory program.  University NROTC Prep programs are designed to improve midshipman candidates’ academic and life skills to prepare for the rigorous NROTC academic program.  This expanded relationship between the Navy and the schools that host preparatory programs offers a performance-based pathway for midshipman candidates to earn NROTC scholarships.


Cadet Grant Lewis

Ray Lewis, father; Cadet Grant Lewis, scholarship recipient; COL David J. Mollahan, USMC (Ret), MMI President; COL Ed Passmore, USA (Ret), MMI Senior V.P.