ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023 FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023 FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM//
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NARR/REF A IS FY-22 STRATEGIC EDUCATION ALIGNMENT PLAN.
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1500.78, FLEET SCHOLARS EDUCATION PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, Academic Year
(AY) 2022 and 2023 Fleet Scholars Education Program (FSEP).
a. Fleet Scholars Education Program (FSEP) is a Navy talent management
initiative that selects high performing Unrestricted Line (URL) Officers and
Information Warfare Community (IWC) Officers to attend in-residence graduate
education programs. Selected participants will attend in-residence graduate
school at an accredited institution of their choice (Continental United
States, Alaska and Hawaii).
b. FSEP is nominally suited for the Lieutenant (LT) paygrade; however,
Lieutenant Commanders are eligible. Top performing Lieutenant Junior Grade
Officers may be considered if promoted to LT before reporting to their school
of choice for graduate education.
c. FSEP participants have up to 24 months to complete a graduate degree
while in a full-time student status. Participants will be required to choose
a degree from the approved areas of study list located at paragraph 4. The
approved areas of study list has changed from last year due to the continuing
refinement of Navy Education Requirements. Distance learning, night/weekend
/part-time programs structured for the working professional are not
authorized graduate programs under FSEP.
d. 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 disqualifiers. Selectees will be assigned a unique
additional qualification designation for tracking and career management
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 their nominees for selection no
later than 30 September and submit to the Director for Warfighter Development
(OPNAV N71) via the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Civilian Institutions
(CIVINS) program office for final selection approval and selection
notification. Selection notification will be released by 31 October 2021 in
order for Navy Personnel Command, Graduate Education and Training Placement
(PERS-440) to meet the Academic Year (AY) 22-23 fall/winter semester/quarter
start dates. Each community sponsor may select up to their annual allocated
graduate education opportunities, as per reference (a), 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 to 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 have existing Education Service
Agreements (ESA) with the Navy on the NPS CIVINS website FSEP page
at https://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 program start to allow sufficient time to pursue
additional ESAs. Participants are responsible for researching and completing
prerequisites including graduate record examinations where applicable.
Permanent change of station orders and enrollment should not occur prior to
01 July 2022 for the fall/winter term of AY 22-23.
4. Policy Update
a. FSEP participants will choose from the following areas of study:
Public Policy/Public Administration
b. For those areas of study awarding a subspecialty code (SSC), all
Education Plans will be reviewed against the Educational Skill Requirement
(ESR), and approved by the respective SME/PERS-451.
c. For questions on whether a desired degree falls outside the specific
areas of study listed above, the selectee shall submit a degree approval
request to the NPS CIVINS office. Details of the degree approval process can
be found at NPS CIVINS website listed in Para. 6.
5. Service Obligation: In line with reference (b), 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 time agreed upon shall be required to
reimburse the cost of the education received, prorated for the obligated time
6. Additional information regarding FSEP is available at the NPS CIVINS
website at https://nps.edu/web/civins/fsep, and in reference (b).
7. This message will remain in effect until superseded or 31 May 2022,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by VADM J. W. Hughes, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development (N7).//