Army ROTC Green to Gold Program
Make your training and experience pay off. 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.
Green to Gold Scholarship Option
Scholarships Available: Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years. Soldiers with two years of college completed towards their degree are considered for 2-year scholarships. Soldiers with one year of college completed towards their degree are considered for 3-year scholarships. Soldiers without college credit are considered for 4-year scholarships. Winners Green to Gold Scholarship. Winners receive full tuition and fees. $1200 for textbooks, supplies, and equipment. A monthly stipend of up to $500 for 10 months each school year. Pay for attending the ROTC Advanced Camp between the junior and senior years of college. If qualified, Montgomery G. I. Bill benefits will still be available for further schooling for up to 10 years.
Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Option
The Green to Gold two-year non-scholarship option is available to soldiers who have completed two years of college, and who can complete their college degree requirements in two years. Benefits for Green to Gold Non-scholarship Cadets. A monthly stipend of up to $500 for up to 10 months each school year. Pay for attending the ROTC Advanced Camp between the junior and senior years of college. If qualified, the Montgomery GI Bill can still be used for other programs. Non-scholarship Green to Gold members can also participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). As SMPs, cadets are members of either a drilling Reserve or Guard unit, while in ROTC. SMPs are entitled to Reserve Component pay of E-5 under this program. 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 Cadre, and the opportunity to attend Army schools (Airborne, Air Assault, etc.).