Green to Gold

HIP POCKET SCHOLARSHIPS

Earn While You Learn

The Army ROTC Green to Gold Division Commander's Hip Pocket Scholarship Program provides selected Soldiers the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program. Each year Division Commanders can nominate deserving Soldiers for two-, three-, and four-year Green to Gold scholarships. Units are encouraged to nominate Soldiers under their command who have exhibited the potential for further outstanding service to America and our Army as commissioned officers. The best way to ensure your deserving Soldiers have this opportunity is to encourage them to apply now! Interested Soldiers are encouraged to follow-up with their chain of command.

Go to: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted-soldiers/pocket-scholarship.html

GREEN TO GOLD SCHOLARSHIP OPTION

A Scholarship Program Designed For You

  • 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.
  • To better assist you in the application process, click the Green to Gold Application Checklist. The checklist explains what information is required and can help you submit a complete packet.

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.
  • Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) 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

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen (non-waiverable)
  • 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 there are no waivers authorized.
  • 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 (waiverable)
  • Four year applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 19 or a minimum SAT score of 920 (waivers can be requested)

Apply Online for the Green to Gold Program

To pursue one of the Green to Gold programs, click below to create a MY GOARMY account or log in with an existing account. After creating an account, return to this page to login and start the application.

GREEN TO GOLD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THEY ARE REQUESTING ADMISSION TO THEIR SCHOOL OF CHOICE TO BEGIN IN THE FALL SEMESTER.

ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE GREEN TO GOLD PROGRAM MANAGER AT usarmy.knox.usacc.mbx.train2lead@mail.mil or (502) 624-6937.

Go to: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted-soldiers/green-to-gold-scholarship.html

 

GREEN TO GOLD NON-SCHOLARSHIP OPTION

Two Years To Officership

The Green to Gold Two-Year Non-Scholarship Option Program is available to Soldiers who have completed two years of college, and who can complete their college degree requirements in two years.

Benefits

  • A monthly stipend of up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class.
  • Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college.
  • If qualified, Montgomery G.I. Bill (MGIB) benefits.
  • School / State / Reserve Forces Duty Benefits.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Option members can also participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). As SMPs, Soldiers are members of either a drilling Reserve or Guard unit and ROTC. SMPs are entitled to Reserve Component pay of E-5 under this program.

Also, many states offer tuition assistance to Reserve and National Guard Soldiers.

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

Requirements

  • Age - Under 30 years old on 30 June of the year you commission (waivers can be granted)
    • PMS can grant waiver up to 32 years
    • For those over 32, waiver requests are forwarded to HQs, Cadet Command
  • Have a favorable recommendation from Chain of Command
  • Have Completed 2 years of College and be accepted as an Academic Junior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale