GREEN TO GOLD

Getting Started:
For more information on the Green to Gold Scholarship, please follow this link. You can apply online by creating a MY GOARMY account and following the instructions outlined on: http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/current-and-prior-service/advance-your-career/green-to-gold/green-to-gold-scholarship.html. Applications are due the spring (April 1) before your first year.

Contact:
For assistance in applying for a Green to Gold ROTC scholarship, contact Mark Blumenthal, our Scholarships and Enrollment Officer, at arblumen@nmu.edu or
(906) 227-2687

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN TO GOLD SCHOLARSHIP

The Green to Gold Scholarship Program provides selected U.S. Army Active Duty enlisted Soldiers an opportunity to complete their baccalaureate or masters degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC scholarship program. There are two-, three-, and four-year scholarships available to those who are eligible.

Soldiers selected for participation in ROTC are discharged from Active Duty for the sole purpose of enrolling as an Army ROTC cadet and are unable to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program. Upon graduation from NMU, Soldiers will be commissioned in one of the officer accession branches based on an individual’s preferences and the needs of the Army.

BENEFITS

  • Full Tuition (2-, 3-, or 4-years) - May be applied to Room and Board
  • All Academic Fees
  • Text Book Allowance – Up to $1200 a year
  • Montgomery GI Bill & Army College Fund benefits (if earned while on Active Duty)
  • Monthly living allowance (Ten months)
    • Freshman (MS I Cadets) = $300 per month
    • Sophomore (MS II Cadets) = $350 per month
    • Junior (MS III Cadets) = $450 per month
    • Senior (MS IV Cadets) = $500 per month

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 31
  • Have completed at least 2 years of Active Duty
  • Have completed less than 10 years Active Federal Service at projected time of separation
  • Have received a score of 110 or higher on the General Technical Aptitude Area of the Army Classification Battery
  • Have passed an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) with a score of 180 or higher and meet physical standards
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.00 for a 4 year scholarship or a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on all college work completed for the 2-3 year scholarship program.
  • Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT
  • Have CC Form 104-R (Planned Academic Program Worksheet) which indicates 2 or 3 years remaining as a full-time student to degree completion
  • Obtain a letter of acceptance from NMU
  • Obtain a letter of acceptance from the Professor of Military Science (PMS) into ROTC
  • Obtain a recommendation from your unit commander, approved by the first lieutenant colonel in your chain of command
  • Have a favorable National Agency check (NAC) or Entrance National Agency Check (ENTNAC)
  • Be medically qualified in accordance with AR 40-501
  • Have no more than three dependents (including spouse)

COMMITMENT

  • Attend the 29-day Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) between your junior and senior years of college
  • Accept a commission as an Active Army, Army Reserve (USAR), or Army National Guard (ARNG) officer upon completion of required academic and ROTC courses​
  • An eight-year service commitment in the U.S. Army. This may be fulfilled by:
    • Serving on Active Duty 4 years followed by service in the ARNG or USAR or Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
    • Serving 8 years in ARNG or USAR Troop Program Unit which includes a 3- to 6-month Active Duty period for initial training

 

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