For soldiers who are risking their lives every day in the military to protect our freedom, liberty, and wellbeing here in the States, many people and organizations are ramping up efforts to show appreciation for their service and finding ways to give back. One program under the name of Yellow Ribbon may have found the best way.
What Is Happening?
University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business is offering free graduate-level business programs to eligible veterans in order to help them catch up with what’s going on in the financial market and equipping them with the knowledge to support their career goals.
Brad Rosenwinkel, Executive Director of Daniels’ Graduate Admissions and Academic Services told Our Community Now, “We want veterans in our programs. Veterans make great students. They have a great skillset. They offer a diverse and global perspective in the classroom. They are great leaders, team members and they represent our brand very well.”
This Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the post-911 GI Bill that was made to help students attend private schools at reduced or no cost at all.
On Veterans Day 2016, Chancellor Chopp from DU announced an increase in Yellow Ribbon starting in the Fall of 2017. This increased funding is set to help student veterans achieve their degree at DU by assisting with the financial burden of higher education.
But the Yellow Ribbon may not just be the sole reason why veterans should apply for an MBA or degrees of any sort at this university. This school also has a Student Veterans Association that is committed to serving veterans, current soldiers and their families. By creating a safe, social yet professional climate, they are driven to spread the awareness and understanding of veteran issues through a plethora of services, leadership, and scholarship opportunities.
“We need our veterans to be thoroughly educated,” said DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp. “We double our resources and the government doubles its commitment to these veterans. We hope that by providing our veterans with more resources we will also attract more veterans to the University of Denver.”
Here’s How Veterans Or Current Soldiers Can Apply:
- First, find out whether you are eligible for VA education benefits or not by checking the criteria here.
- Gather the appropriate documents and information listed below.
- Social Security number
- Bank account direct deposit information
- Education and military history.
- Basic information about the school or facility you are interested in.
- See what benefits you’ll get at the school you want to attend.
Find out how to apply.
After applying, it will take around 30 days for the VA to make a decision. So gather and input your information, hit the send button, and wait for a reply!