High School Student Scholarships
4 Year Scholarship
The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact us for more info.
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be between the ages of 17-26
- Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5
- Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or a 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores).
- Have a high school diploma
- Meet physical standards
- Agree to accept a commission and serve in the military on active duty or in a Reserve component after graduating.
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College Student Scholarships
The college Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact us for more info.
The three-year scholarship is available for students already enrolled in a college or university with three academic years remaining.
The two-year scholarship is available for those who have two academic years of college remaining.
Enlisted soldier scholarships
Green to Gold Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years.
- U.S. Citizen (non-waiverable)
- Age - Be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the year you complete all requirements for a commission and a college baccalaureate degree. This is a statutory requirement and there are no waivers authorized.
- Cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Crime
- Have a minimum of 2 years Active Duty as well as 3 months of Active Duty for every one month of specialized training (waiver can be requested)
- GT score of 110 or greater
- Pass the APFT within the last 6 months with score of 180 or higher, minimum of 60 points in each event
- Be a High School Graduate or equivalent
- Cumulative High School or College GPA of 2.5
- Letter of Acceptance to School of Choice offering Army ROTC
- Letter of Acceptance from the PMS of that Army ROTC Battalion
- Favorable National Agency Check (or have initiated the action)
- DODMERB Medical Qualification
- Be eligible to Reenlist
- Not be a conscientious objector
- No more than 3 dependents including spouse (waiverable)
Green to Gold Two-Year Non-Scholarship
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. 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 Active Duty Option
Green to Gold Active Duty Scholarships-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 and be commissioned as an Army officer upon receiving the appropriate degree. 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). They will also receive normal PCS entitlements and, if eligible, may receive MGIB (Montgomery G.I. Bill) and ACF (Army College Fund) benefits.
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GRFD-Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty
GRFD-Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships are available through the USAR for students that desire to participate in the Senior ROTC program. These scholarships guarantee that the student once graduated from school and commissioned in the U.S. Army must serve their obligation in the USAR or ARNG. USAR scholarships provide for two years of benefits. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have exactly two years of school remaining.
These scholarships pay up to $20,000 for tuition and fees or room & board. The student can choose which option they desire. In addition, a $900 per year book allowance is paid to the student. Also, a cadet stipend is paid per month to the student in the following amounts: $450 for the junior year and $500 for the senior year. Cadet may also use the Chapter 1606 or Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), if eligible. See PMS to determine eligibility for the Selected Reserve (SR)-MGIB and kicker. The Kicker pays $350 per month in addition to what is paid by the SR-MGIB. The USAR-GRFD scholarship student must participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) with an USAR unit prior to commission. Cadets whom participate in the SMP are paid at the rank of E-5, approximately $225 per month, unless the cadet was already in the USAR and holds a rank higher than E-5.
Army ROTC Nursing Program
If you are interested in becoming a nurse, The University of New Mexico Army ROTC program offers a Nursing Program that is just right for you. Not only will you benefit from extensive one-on-one training and experience in the medical field, you will also gain invaluable leadership skills, creative thinking, and critical reasoning skills as an Army ROTC cadet and officer. There are also an abundance of financial benefits attached to the Army ROTC Nursing Program. This program offers two-, three-, and four-year scholarships for nursing students. The program also includes all of the benefits of being an Army ROTC cadet, including the monthly stipend and access to room and board scholarships on campus. The program also has a deal with the University’s Nursing School where nursing cadets get an automatic slot (1 per semester) in the Nursing Program at UNM. Other benefits include fees associated with the NCLEX, immunization and testing, clinical supplies, and other accessories and equipment. The Nursing Program also offers a Nursing Summer Training Program where cadets go on a paid three-week internship to Army Medical Departments around the U.S. and Germany. Here, cadets learn what Army Nurse Corps Officers do on a day-to-day basis and gain valuable one-on-one experience. If you are interested in becoming a nursing student, contact us for more info.
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