Green to Gold Scholarships (G2G) are for Army soldiers and come in several types. For all G2G scholarships soldiers must work with their base education centers or with a local college that offers Army ROTC (called a counterpart BN) to help them put their packets together. All soldiers who accept a G2G scholarship must take Army ROTC in college and agree to accept a commission upon graduation.
The 4 year G2G scholarship is for soldiers who will be starting college as a Freshmen. Generally they must have served at least 30 months on active duty to ensure that they qualify for their GI Bill benefits and they must meet acceptance standards at the 4 year college they wish to attend. 4 year scholarship winners are released from active duty to attend college.
The 2 year G2G scholarship is for soldiers who have obtained an associates degree and wish to attend college to complete a bachelors degree. These soldiers may elect the active duty G2G option and remain on active duty drawing full pay and allowances while completing their BA degree or they may elect to leave active duty and receive a 2 year G2G scholarship that pays for tuition and fees for two years, provides $1200 per year for books and gives the soldier a monthly stipend. Soldiers who elect the active duty option must pay for the tuition and fees themselves but may use their GI bill to do it.