The Green to Gold program seeks talented young active duty enlisted soldiers with officer potential to voluntarily request discharge from active duty (program dependent- see options below) and enroll in ARMY ROTC to earn a baccalaureate or master’s degree and receive a commission as a second lieutenant.
- Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
- Age: You must be commissioned before you are 31 years of age (waiver possible up to 39 years)
- Time-in-service: At least 2 years, no more than 10 (waivers possible), Active duty program (less than eight years active-waiver possible)
- Must be eligible to reenlist (no flags)
- GT Score: 110 or higher
- SAT: 1000 or ACT: 19 (only four-year applicants)
- GPA: 2.5 or higher (2.0 or higher for non-scholarship applicants)
- No civil convictions (waivers possible)
- Strong, positive recommendation from Chain of Command
- Pass commissioning physical (no permanent profiles)
- No more than three dependents (waivers possible)
- Single parents and dual military require waivers
- Pass APFT
- Scholarship: 2, 3, or 4-year scholarships available
- Non-scholarship: 2 year only **Note: non-scholarship can join Guard or Reserves under Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
- Active Duty Program: Remain on active duty (two year option only)
Note: Can attend any school that has an ARMY ROTC program
ROTC Scholarship pays for tuition (up to full tuition and fees), provides for books and supplies (up to $1,200/year) and $300-500/month tax-free stipend while in school. GI Bill and/or College Fund can be used if eligible (at least 30 months served on active duty for 3 year or more enlistment). Some schools offer other incentives such as room and board endowment scholarships.
After commissioning as a 2LT, you must serve 8 years in the military with a minimum of 3 years AD; the rest may be served in the NG or USAR.
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