A student on scholarship will complete three summer training cruises of four to six weeks duration. During the first cruise, students are introduced to the submarine, amphibious warfare (Marine Week), surface warfare, and aviation communities. For Navy option students, the second and third cruises can be aboard nuclear submarines, surface ships, or with aviation units of the Pacific or Atlantic fleets and may include overseas travel. Marine Option students conduct their second summer training session at Mountain Warfare Training School in Bishop, CA and attend Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA for their final summer training evolution. During summer training events, the students receive one-half of the pay of an Ensign/Second Lieutenant, plus room and board.
College Program students who are selected for a scholarship or Advanced Standing at the end of their sophomore year will conduct, at a minimum, one summer training evolution following their junior year. It is an afloat cruise (Navy Option) or attendance at Officer Candidate School (Marine Option) of the same type and with the same pay as described for the Scholarship Program.