Green to Gold Program Features Three Options
The Green to Gold Two-Year Non-Scholarship Option Program is available to soldiers who have completed two years of college and who can complete their college degree requirements in two years. This option also allows for participation in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves in the Simultaneous Membership Program. Soldier is discharged from the Army under Chapter 16-2 to attend school full time. This option is not competitive. All soldiers who meet eligibility criteria are accepted. Application is submitted to and reviewed by the ROTC department of the college you wish to attend.
Scholarships are awarded for two, three or four years. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Soldier is discharged from the Army under Chapter 16-2 to attend school full time for two, three or four years.
The Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program is a two-year program that provides eligible, active-duty enlisted soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree or obtain a two-year master's degree and be commissioned as an Army officer upon receiving the appropriate degree. Applicants submit a packet to Cadet Command by FEB 1. Results are announced in June. Forms
The Green to Gold Program identifies enlisted soldiers with officer potential. It assists them in transitioning from active duty to attend college and gain both a degree (baccalaureate or master's) and an officer's commission. There are Scholarship, Non-Scholarship and Active-Duty Options.
Soldiers who qualify for the GTG Program (except for those accepted for the Active Duty Option) are discharged prior to the end of their current enlistment under provisions of AR 635-200, Chapter 16-2c. At the time of discharge, the soldier is contracted as a cadet in the Army ROTC program. Active Duty Option soldiers are assigned for administrative purposes to the Student Detachment at Fort Jackson and continue to receive their current pay and allowances while going to school full-time.
GTG programs do not conflict with veteran's education benefits earned while on active duty. Cadets may use the G.I. Bill, Pell Grants, and other financial benefits
Results are announced in June.
|GT SCORE||APFT||DEPENDENTS||TIME IN SERVICE|
|60/60/60 minimum. No alternate events authorized. No permanent profiles.|
|No more than three, including spouse. No single parent. Dual military requires waiver.|
|2-10 years (waiver possible)|
|NON-SCHOLARSHIP OPTION*||SCHOLARSHIP OPTION||ACTIVE DUTY OPTION|
|4 YEAR||3 YEAR||2 YEAR|
|AGE (at time of graduation)||Under 31 (waiver possible)||Under 31 (no waivers)||Under 31 (no waivers)||Under 31 (no waivers)||Under 35 (waiver possible)|
|COLLEGE CREDIT||60 credits||0 credits||27-30 credits||54-60 credits||60 credits|
|GPA||2.0 college||2.5 high school||2.5 college||2.5 college||2.5 college|
|APPLICATION WINDOW||30 days prior to start of fall semester||Nov. 15–Feb. 1||Nov. 15-Feb. 1|
|NON- SCHOLARSHIP OPTION||4 YEAR||3 YEAR||2 YEAR||ACTIVE-DUTY OPTION|
|G.I. BILL||$1,564/Month||Up to cost of tuition|
|MONTHLY STIPEND||Year 1: $450 |
Year 2: $500
|$350/450/500||$450/500||Active-duty pay, allowances and benefits at current grade|
|SMP*||Up to 100% of tuition and fees paid||SMP not authorized for scholarship benefits|
|ROOM & BOARD||Limited number of room and/or board waivers available||BHA +BAS|
*Non-Scholarship cadets may serve in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard in the Simultaneous Membership Program. They receive $311/month drill pay (E-5 or current enlisted rank, if higher) plus $350/month MGIB as well as USAR or NG tuition assistance via the SMP. Students enrolled in the Simultaneous Membership Program are afforded the opportunity to gain valuable experience as officer trainees in an Army Reserve or National Guard unit. You will be placed in charge of an actual Army unit under the close supervision of an Army officer. Establishing organizational objectives and training priorities are only a small part of what will be expected of you as an officer trainee. SMP cadets learn first hand what kind of leadership works and what kind doesn't. They will get an understanding of small group dynamics in a manner unparalleled during their college careers. The Simultaneous Membership Program is only available to students who have completed Army Basic Training or equivalent training from one of our sister services. Financial assistance may be available, as well as tax-free stipends and kickers. All cadets and SMP participants are non-deployable.
To get more information, call the ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer at 706-507-8031 or stop by the Stanley Hall basement area from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekdays.