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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1500.78, FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the fiscal year 2021, academic year (AY)
2021 and 2022 Fleet Scholars Education Program (FSEP).
a. Fleet Scholars Education Program (FSEP) is a Navy talent management
initiative that selects high performing unrestricted line and information
warfare community officers to attend in-residence educational programs.
Selected participants will attend in-residence graduate school at an
accredited institution of their choice (Continental United States, Alaska
b. FSEP participants have up to 24 months to complete a graduate degree
while in full-time student status. Participants will be required to choose
a degree from the approved areas of study list located within the Policy
Update section. Distance learning, executive master of business
administration, night/weekend/part-time programs structured for the
working professional, medical, and legal education programs are not
authorized graduate programs under FSEP.
c. Officers who have already received fully-funded graduate education are
not eligible to participate. Graduate degrees obtained through Post 9-11
G.I. Bill, tuition assistance or the Navy College Program for Afloat
College Education are not impacted by this program. Selectees will be
assigned a unique additional qualification designation for tracking and
career management purposes.
3. Application and Selection Process
a. 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 2020 and submit to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development (N7), Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Civilian
Institutions (CIVINS) program office, and Navy Personnel Command,
Graduate Education and Training Placement (PERS-440) in order to meet
Academic Year (AY) 21-22 fall/winter semester/quarter start dates. The
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC, 1140) community selection
notification will be made to the selectees in December 2020. FSEP is
nominally focused on URL and IWC officers in the paygrades O-3 and O-4.
Each community sponsor may select up to their annual allocated graduate
education opportunities shown below:
Community Designator Opportunities
SURFOR 1110 (8)
SUBFOR 1120 (5)
NSWC 1130 (3)
NECC 1140 (3)
AIRFOR 1310, 1320 (6)
IWC 1810 (1)
b. Upon notification of selection by the Navy, FSEP selectees should
apply to at least three accredited graduate education institutions of
their choice. Participants may be reimbursed for up to three
application and transcript fees after beginning their first semester/
quarter. Participants shall consult the list of schools that already
have education service agreements (ESA) with the Navy on the NPS
CIVINS website FSEP page at http://my.nps.edu/web/civins/fsep. In cases
where the school of choice is not on the ESA listing, the selectee shall
notify the NPS CIVINS office no less than 7 months prior to the program
start 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 should be for no earlier than 01 July
2021 to begin the fall/winter term of AY 21-22.
4. Policy Update
a. Beginning in AY 2021-2022, FSEP participants will choose from the
following areas of study:
Master of Business Administration (3100)
Public Policy/Public Administration
b. For those areas of study awarding a subspecialty code (SSC), all
Education Plans will be approved by the respective SSC SME.
5. Service Obligation
a. In line with reference (a), FSEP selectees shall agree to remain on
active-duty for three years following graduation or withdrawal from the
program. A member who voluntarily or through misconduct fails to
complete the active-duty obligation shall be required to reimburse the
cost of the education received, prorated for their time served.
6. Additional information regarding FSEP is available at the NPS CIVINS
website at http://my.nps.edu/web/civins/fsep, and in reference (a).
7. This message will remain in effect until superseded or 31 January 2021,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral L. M. Franchetti, Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations for Warfighting Development (N7)//