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Green-to-Gold Scholarship

Green to Gold Scholarship


Here are six important reasons why you should consider Army ROTC at SDSU:

  1. Acquire leadership skills necessary for college and all facets of your future.
  2. ROTC provides students a great opportunity to build for the future; earn a bachelor’s degree and an officer’s commission at the same time.
  3. Win a Green to Gold Scholarship that will provide you with up to $50,000 for college.
  4. If you are not selected for a scholarship and still decide to enroll in ROTC, you may still receive the ROTC stipend and serve as a cadet in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
  5. Army ROTC can give you the opportunity to attend schools such as Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, and Northern Warfare that you may have not had the opportunity to attend while on active duty.
  6. SDSU has offered continuous military instruction since 1881. Thousands of our nation’s finest have commissions from SDSU Army ROTC. You can be one of them.

Who is eligible for a Green to Gold Scholarship?

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Green to Gold Scholarships are aimed directly at Active Duty Soldiers who are looking to further their education once off active duty. These scholarships are available in two, three, and four-year awards. Soldiers that have already accumulated college credit are considered for scholarships based on how much school they will need to finish their degree.

What are the benefits of a Green to Gold Scholarship at SDSU?

Green to Gold Scholarship winners will receive either 100% tuition and fees paid or a room and board allowance, and receive $600 a semester to offset textbook expenses. Army ROTC students also receive a $420 stipend for a maximum of 10 months during each school year. On top of all that, you will receive the leadership and management training that you will need in order to serve as an officer in the active or reserve component of the U.S. Army.

What are my obligations as a scholarship winner?

Following graduation, commissioned officers are required to serve in the Active Army. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving four years in the active component and four years in the reserve component.

Can I obtain early release from active duty if awarded a scholarship?

AR 635-200, Chapter 3 provides for an honorable early discharge for enrollment in the ROTC program, up to 30 days prior to the start of the academic school year. The separation authority must ensure that you have met the scholarship criteria, served honorably, and possess officer attributes. However, if there is breach of contract, you must repay the benefits that you have been awarded and return to active duty to finish your enlistment.

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