As you may know, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides significant financial aid opportunities to students who served in the U.S. Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001, as well as the dependents of these veterans.
Through a new initiative authorized by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, higher education institutions can provide eligible student veterans with a tuition waiver or grant that is matched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This program, known as the Yellow Ribbon Program, enhances the base tuition benefits provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. More information about the bill’s benefits and eligibility requirements is available at http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
The School of Nursing offers the Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship to up to five current students. If you are a qualifying veteran, or the qualifying dependent of a veteran, and are interested in benefiting from the Yellow Ribbon Program in Fall 2010, you must submit an application at the following link:
The application will is already available and appears as an event. As stipulated by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program is determined on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important that you complete this application early.
In addition to completing this application, you must submit a Veterans Declaration Form to Columbia’s VA Certifying Official to receive VA benefits each term. This form is available at http://veteranaffairs.columbia.edu/content/financing-your-education.
For more information about the School of Nursing’s Yellow Ribbon Program scholarship, please contact Judy Wolfe, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about veteran affairs at Columbia more generally, please visit www.veteranaffairs.columbia.edu.
Office Of Admissions and Financial Aid
School of Nursing