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Green to Gold Program

The Army Green to Gold program is designed for active duty enlisted soldiers to pursue their Bachelor or Master degrees and commission through ROTC. Applications are received at the national level, screened for eligibility and boarded by Army officers for selection of the winners. The submission deadline for Green to Gold Hip Pocket Scholarship is 1 April.


Critical Dates

  • 12 JUN: Application window opens
  • Last Friday of November: Last day to create applications/Phase 1 documents submission
  • First Monday after 03 December: Selection Board convenes

This program offers enlisted Soldiers three unique ways to earn a baccalaureate degree.

  • Green to Gold Scholarships: 4-year, 3-year and 2- year scholarships given to soldiers currently on active duty with an ETS date past 30 Jun prior to fall college attendance or an ETS date past 30 Nov prior to spring college attendance.
  • Non-Scholarship Option: for soldiers who have already completed two years of college.
  • Active Duty Option: for soldiers who want to remain on active duty and attend college.

Go to the Army's Green to Gold website for more information about the Green to Gold program. You can download the applications you’ll need to get your career as an Army officer started using the Green to Gold program.

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