Whether you're graduating high school or already enrolled at FIU, Army ROTC offers cadets several scholarships and stipends to pay for college while they train to become Army Officers.   

Cadets selected to receive scholarships will have a commitment to the Army after completing Army ROTC and graduating from FIU. They can fulfill the commitment by serving as an officer part-time in either the Army National Guard, Army Reserve or full-time on active duty. 

Army ROTC scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements, extracurricular activities, inside and outside of school and community service. 

Army ROTC Scholarship Benefits

Get the full college experience without any of the financial burden.

  • 100% coverage for full tuition and fees or receive $6,000 per semester for room and board
  • $420 per month for personal expenses
  • $1,200 per year for books

Scholarship Options

ROTC National Scholarship for High School Students

This four-year scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors. Students interested in attending FIU and enrolling in Army ROTC can start applying for the scholarship at the beginning of their senior year.

The ROTC National Scholarship is extremely competitive and is awarded three times per year. Applications for 2024 are closed.

Two-Year Scholarship

The Two-Year Scholarship is available to incoming or current FIU students who have completed their freshman and sophomore years of college or are completing their final two years of graduate study.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the requirements for the ROTC Advanced Course. This can be achieved through placement credit, such as completion of Jr. ROTC, prior military service, or membership in the Army Reserve.

Otherwise, you must attend Basic Camp in Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer to validate the scholarship before beginning your junior year.

Three-Year Scholarship

The Three-Year Scholarship is open to current FIU students who have completed their freshmen year. Applications are due by the end of the Spring semester of your freshman year.

Green to Gold Program

The Green to Gold Program is separate from standard military education benefits. It offers enlisted soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn a college degree while working to earn a commission as an Army Officer.

To start your Green to Gold application, contact your commanding officer and email John McCammon, enrollment officer, at

Green to Gold Requirements

Each Green to Gold program option has specific requirements, but all active-duty enlisted Soldier applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Earn an ASVAB GT score of 110 or greater
  • Serve a minimum of two years active duty, as well as three months of active duty for every one month of specialized training
  • Pass the Army Combat Fitness Test within the last six months
  • Have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5
  • Obtain a letter of acceptance from FIU
  • Obtain a letter of acceptance from FIU Army ROTC

Green to Gold Options

The program offers four scholarship options for enlisted soldiers seeking to earn a degree to choose from.

  • Army ROTC Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket Scholarship

    This selective program allows applicants to complete their bachelor’s degree and earn a commission as an Army Officer through the Army ROTC scholarship program.

    Your chain of command can recommend you if you have a record of outstanding service and exhibit potential for the program.

  • Green to Gold Scholarship

    This scholarship is for soldiers who choose to leave active duty to earn a college degree. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees, or room and board, and includes a monthly stipend and book allowance.

    Scholarships are awarded for two to four years, depending on prior college experience and can be applied toward either a first bachelor’s or graduate degree.

  • Green to Gold Active-Duty Option 

    This scholarship allows recipients to remain on active duty while pursuing their first bachelor’s or graduate degree. It combines the G.I. Bill and other Army education benefits to help them pay for school.

  • Green to Gold Non-Scholarship 

    This scholarship is for soldiers who choose to leave active duty to earn a college degree. Recipients receive a monthly stipend while in college and are commissioned as Army Officers upon graduating from FIU.

    Discuss with your local leadership to explore the availability of this option.