Green to Gold

The Green to Gold program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving, active duty to attend college.

Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily request discharge from active duty, and enroll in Army ROTC to earn baccalaureate degrees and commissions as Second Lieutenants.

  • Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years.

  • Soldiers with two years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for two-year scholarships.

  • Soldiers with three years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for three-year scholarships.

  • Soldiers without college credit who require four years to complete their degree are considered for four-year scholarships.

Benefits – Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:

  • Tuition or room and board support

  • Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment.

  • A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class.  ($420.00 monthly tax-free)

  • Pay for attending Advanced Camp between the junior and senior years of college.

  • If qualified, Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits.

  • Additionally, many colleges and universities offer incentives to scholarship winners. The Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your college of choice can provide further information on what is available at the school.

In addition to the financial incentives, Soldiers receive additional benefits as ROTC Cadets. These benefits include:

  • Leadership training

  • Responsibility and Practical Experience

  • Mentorship of the PMS/APMS

  • Camaraderie


  • U.S. Citizen (non-waiver-able)

  • Age – Be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the year you complete all requirements for a commission and a college baccalaureate degree. This is a statutory requirement and waivers can be submitted to be reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • Cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Crime

  • Have a minimum of 2 years Active Duty as well as 3 months of Active Duty for every one month of specialized training (waiver can be requested)

  • GT score of 110 or greater

  • Pass the APFT within the last 6 months with score of 180 or higher, minimum of 60 points in each event

  • Be a High School Graduate or equivalent

  • Cumulative High School or College GPA of 2.5

  • Letter of Acceptance to School of Choice offering Army ROTC

  • Letter of Acceptance from the PMS of that Army ROTC Battalion

  • Favorable National Agency Check (or have initiated the action)

  • DODMERB Medical Qualification

  • Be eligible to Reenlist

  • Not be a conscientious objector

  • No more than 3 dependents including spouse (waiver-able)

Apply Online for the Green to Gold Program:

To pursue one of the Green to Gold programs, click here to start your application.