Green To Gold Scholarships

Current Active Duty soldiers who wish to become officers may be eligible for the Green to Gold ROTC Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded on a competitive merit basis. For the remainder of their undergraduate career their job will be, in effect, to be a college student enrolled in the University of Akron's Army ROTC program. Depending on your which green to gold path you choose, you can either remain on active duty or become a civilian while you attend classes.

Green to Gold Scholarship Opportunities:

100% Tuition and Normal Student Fees Covered by a 2,3 or 4 year scholarship.

  • $300 - $500 Monthly Stipend
  • $600 per semester Book Allowance ($1200 per year)
  • Room and Board Scholarships awarded on a merit basis/MGIB Housing Allowance*
  • Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college.
  • *Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits.

NEW - Green to Gold Active Duty Option:

The Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program is a two-year program which provides

eligible, active duty enlisted soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree

or graduate degree and be commissioned as an Army officer upon receiving the

appropriate degree.

  • *Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits.
  • Soldiers selected to participate in this program will continue to receive their current pay and allowances while in the program (up to a maximum of 24 consecutive months).  This includes Housing and Food allowances.
  • Normal PCS entitlements.

Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Opportunities:

100% Tuition and Normal Student Fees Covered Through Army Reserve or Guard Duty

  • $300 - $500 Monthly Stipend
  • $600 per semester Book Allowance ($1200 per year)
  • Room and Board Scholarships awarded on a merit basis/MGIB Housing Allowance*
  • *Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits.
  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship Option members can also participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). As SMPs, soldiers are members of either a drilling Reserve or Guard unit and ROTC. SMPs are entitled to Reserve Component pay of E-5 under this program.

Green to Gold Division Commander's Hip Pocket Scholarships

Soldier’s Division Command Can Select a Soldier for This Scholarship, Scholarship application process is simplified for this scholarship

  • Entitlements are the same as the traditional Green to Gold Scholarship
  • The University of Akron Army ROTC strives to be your Green to Gold University.  We have Green to Gold cadets and alumni who would love to help you with your application and take you through each step of the process.  Please contact as soon as possible or visit our websites on AKO:
  • https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/549677  or at http://armyrotc.com/edu/akron/index.htm 

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