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Army ROTC Scholarship Program

Whether you’re a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.

Army ROTC scholarships are valuable in many ways:

 

Living Expenses

Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:

  • 1st year $250 per month
  • 2nd year $300 per month
  • 3rd year $350 per month
  • 4th year $400 per month

This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (3rd and 4th year).

 

ARMY ROTC – 4 Year Scholarships for High School Students

If you are planning on attending a four-year college and are interested in receiving a tuition scholarship along with some of the best leadership training available, Army ROTC may be right for you.

The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or Campus Military Science department for more information. To qualify, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school CGPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score minimum of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

The most competitive candidates for an Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship will have at least a SAT score of 1100 or an ACT score of 24.

 

ARMY ROTC – 4 Year Scholarships for College Freshmen

The College Four-Year Scholarship is for college freshmen in their first year of a five-year undergraduate plan. Contact your Campus Military Science department for more information. To qualify, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score minimum of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

 

ARMY ROTC – 3 Year Scholarship

The three-year scholarship is available for students already enrolled in a college or university with three academic years remaining.

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between ages 17 and 27
  • Have a College GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score minimum 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

 

ARMY ROTC – 2 Year Scholarship

The two-year scholarship is available for those who have two academic years of college remaining.

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between ages 17 and 27
  • Have a College GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

 

Army ROTC Helicopter Flight Training Program

The Army ROTC Helicopter Flight Training Program at the University of North Dakota will give you that opportunity — and a jumpstart on your life.

The only program of its kind in the country, University of North Dakota's Army ROTC Helicopter Flight Training Program gives you the chance to earn your flight certifications and go to college at the same time. You'll learn valuable leadership and management skills. Skills that can help you rise above your peers in a military or professional career. And you'll graduate a commissioned officer in the finest army in the world. To succeed in the program, you need more than a desire to fly. You need the strength to lead, the composure to keep cool under pressure and the overwhelming desire to succeed. If you're up to the challenge, then start here.

ARMY Enlisted Green to Gold Scholarship Program

The Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program provides selected enlisted soldiers on Active Duty an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree and obtain a commission through participating in ROTC. The Army ROTC Green to Gold Programs seek talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to:

  • Leave, or are considering leaving, active duty to attend college to earn baccalaureate degrees and commission as second lieutenants (this is the Green to Gold Scholarship Option Program).
  • Remain on active duty to attend college to earn baccalaureate degrees and commission as second lieutenants (this is the Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program).
  • Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily participate and enroll in Army ROTC.
  • Obligations incurred for participation in the Green to Gold Programs.
  • Early Discharge under the Green to Gold Scholarship Option Program.

 

Green to Gold Scholarship Option Program Highlights

  • 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 for Green to Gold Scholarship Option Winners

Green to Gold Scholarship winners receive the following:

  • 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

Eligibility requirements for the Green to Gold Programs.

The following is a list of the Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Eligibility 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
  • Green to Gold Scholarship Eligibility 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)

Green to Gold Required Service Obligation

Following graduation, ROTC cadets are required to serve in the active component of the U.S. Army.

Scholarship Program Participants:

  • All scholarship students will be required to serve in the military for a period of eight years. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving four years on active duty, followed by four years service in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).

Non-Scholarship Program Participants:

  • Non-Scholarship graduates may serve three years on active duty and five years in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).

The Army ROTC Green to Gold Scholarship Program provides selected enlisted Soldiers on Active Duty an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree and obtain a commission through participating in ROTC.

Early Discharge under the Green to Gold Scholarship Option Program.

If you are selected for Green to Gold, you may obtain early release from active duty. Army Regulation 635-200, Chapter 16-2, provides for the honorable, early discharge of soldiers so they can enroll in an Army Senior ROTC program.

The Early Discharge may be up to 30 days prior to the start of school. Terminal leave is NOT authorized.

To Qualify for Early Discharge:

  • You must meet the requirements of the Green to Gold program.
  • The separation authority must ensure that you meet the criteria, have served honorably and possess officer attributes.
  • You must agree to the stipulations of the terms of the USAR enlistment contract or ROTC student contract. Otherwise, you will be in breach of your contract and subject to involuntary order to active duty to complete the prior service remaining and/or the scholarship contractual obligation. If you are a scholarship cadet, you may be required to repay the scholarship benefits received in lieu of active duty service.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.

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