If you’re interested in attending college while learning what it takes to become an Army Officer, ROTC may be right for you. In addition to teaching you valuable leadership skills, military training, and discipline, ROTC can also provide you with money for tuition and other expenses through scholarships or other tuition assistance programs.

Enrollment Options:

If you’re in high school and you’re interested in an Army ROTC scholarship, apply for the Four-Year Scholarship for high school students: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high_school_students.jsp

*Initial Application Deadline is 10 January. All updates are required to be postmarked by 28 February*

If you are in college and interested in enrolling in the ROTC program, you can start by taking our MS 101 class. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can attend the Advanced Course by completing the Leader’s Training Course held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer. (You will receive food, lodging and pay during this course!)

If you are already in the National Guard/Reserve, the Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer Trainees in their drilling unit while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to ROTC allowances.

If you’re an enlisted Soldier, ROTC can help you continue to grow and learn. The Green to Gold Program is designed to offer enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to earn a commission as Army Officers. Soldiers have several unique ways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree:

Green to Gold Scholarship Option — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving full tuition or room and board (capped), flat rate book payment and a monthly stipend.
Green to Gold Active Duty Option — For Soldiers who want to remain on Active Duty and attend college.
Green to Gold Non-Scholarship — For Soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college while receiving a monthly stipend.

To apply you must:

Be a U.S. citizen
Be between the ages of 17 and 26
Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT
Meet medical/physical standards
Agree to accept a commission in the Army on Active Duty or Army Reserve or National Guard


If you have any questions regarding the ROTC program, how to join or other incentives available contact:

Kelli Brewer
Recruiting Operations Officer
Office: (304)696-6450
Cell: (304)617-2636
Email: rotc@marshall.edu