The U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified and motivated Regular Army Active Duty, enlisted Soldiers who desire to be commissioned as officers in the Army after graduation from college.
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.
Soldiers that submit applications have an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate or first master’s degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC scholarship program.
Scholarship PIN: S00016 Local PIN: NAT0006
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 Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) (formally Leader Development & 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
- U.S. Citizen (non-waiverable)
- Age – you must be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the year you complete all requirements for a commission. You must have acquired your bachelor’s degree by this time. This is a statutory requirement and there are no waivers authorized.
- No criminal convictions.
- You must have served a minimum of two-years Active Duty as well as three months of Active Duty for every one month of specialized training (a waiver can be requested).
- GT score of 110 or greater.
- Pass the APFT within the last six months with score of 180 or higher, minimum of 60 points in each event.
- 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.
- DODMERB Medical Qualification.
- No more than three dependents including spouse (waiverable).
- Four-year applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 19 or a minimum SAT score of 920 (waiverable).
Applicants must apply and be accepted at a college or university that offers Army ROTC and the academic discipline being pursued. Attendance at an exclusive online college/university is not authorized. A list of approved academic disciplines that may be pursued is listed on page A-7 through A-11. Engineering and/or Nursing scholarship recipients must attend a school with an accredited Engineering and/or Nursing program. Nurse recipients are not authorized to change majors at any time.
Although there are a high amount of requirements, the competition among those that apply is great. Though those within the ROTC have a much greater likelihood of receiving the scholarship than those who apply to other national scholarships. This earns this scholarship a medium competition level.
Regular applicants, not later than 11:59 EST, 1 February of the award year. Division Commanders Hip Pocket applicants, not later than 11:59 EST, 1 April of the award year. Late applications will not be reviewed.
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