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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1500.78, FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. Pursuant to reference (a), this NAVADMIN announces the fiscal year
2018, academic year (AY) 2018 and 2019 Fleet Scholars Education Program
(FSEP). FSEP is a Navy talent management initiative that provides education
opportunities to community-selected unrestricted line (URL) and Information
Warfare Community (IWC) officers. While in a full-time status, FSEP
selectees will attend an accredited graduate school of their choice in
residence (CONUS, Alaska and Hawaii) for up to 24 months. Distance learning,
executive master of business administration, medical and legal education are
not authorized under this program.
2. Community sponsors will develop and implement selection criteria and
policies to identify their most talented and proven performers for FSEP
participation. Community sponsors will make selections no later than 31
October 2017 and submit to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower,
Personnel, Training and Education)(N1) in order to meet AY 18-19 fall/winter
start dates. FSEP is nominally focused on lieutenant URL and IWC officers.
Each community sponsor may select up to their annual allocated graduate
education opportunities shown below:
Community Designator Opportunities
AIRFOR 1310, 1320 (7)
SURFOR 1110 (9)
SUBFOR 1120 (5)
NSWC 1130 (3)
NECC 1140 (3)
IWC 1810, 1820, 1830 (3)
3. Officers who have already received fully funded graduate education are
not eligible to participate. This does not include graduate degrees obtained
through Post 9-11 G.I. Bill, tuition assistance or Navy College Program for
Afloat College Education. Selectees will be assigned a unique additional
qualification designation for purposes of tracking and career management.
4. Upon notification of selection by the cognizant community leadership,
FSEP selectees should apply to at least three graduate education institutions
of their choice. Participants will be reimbursed for up to three application
and transcript fees. Participants shall consult the list of schools that
already have education service agreements (ESA) on the Naval Postgraduate
School Civilian Institutions (NPS CIVINS) webpage. In cases where the school
of choice is not on the ESA listing, the selectee must notify the NPS CIVINS
office as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to pursue additional
ESAs. Participants are responsible for researching and completing
prerequisites including graduate record examinations where applicable.
Starting enrollment and permanent change of station orders will be for the
fall/winter term start of AY 18-19.
5. FSEP selectees shall agree to remain on active duty for 3 years following
graduation or withdrawal from the program. A member who voluntarily or
through misconduct fails to complete the active-duty time agreed upon shall
be required to reimburse the cost of the education received, prorated for the
obligated time served.
6. Additional information regarding the FSEP program can be found on the
Navy CIVINS website at http://www.nps.edu/academics/CIVINS/index.html.
Further questions can be addressed to point of contact, Ms. Yonna Diggs,
N127, who can be reached at: (703) 604-2608/DSN 664 or via e-mail at:
7. This message will remain in effect until superseded or 31 January 2018,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//