Military

For more comprehensive information on veterans at Columbia, please visit the Columbia Veteran Affairs website.

Military.com Scholarship Finder
Search engine provides over 1,000 scholarship resources to members of the military community, their spouses, and dependents.

Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholars Program
Columbia University is honored to be selected by the Pat Tillman Foundation as a Tillman Military Scholar University Partner.  This prestigious and selective partnership will provide an opportunity for Columbia student veterans or their spouses to apply for the scholarship.

The Pat Tillman Foundation seeks to create a community of scholars dedicated to improving their own lives, the lives of their families and their country by creating a spirit of service. The Tillman Military Scholars program supports this population by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice.  After selection, the program provides a forum supported by community and resources, where leadership, service and advocacy have an opportunity to flourish and in doing so creates an environment where the next generation of America’s leaders can hone their focus and skills through education while also developing a deep and real engagement within our communities.

The application opens on February 7, 2014 with a deadline of March 6, 2014.

More information about the foundation and scholarship can be found here: http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org.

Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008
The new "GI Bill" expands the educational benefits available to many veterans who served on or after September 11, 2001. This new legislation, effective August 1, 2009, provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.

For information on how benefits are calculated, please visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/sfs/docs/veterans.

ProNet International Scholarships Gifts and Scholarships, Inc.
ProNet International's primary purpose is to provide veterans and/or their families financial aid to assist them in obtaining professional and/or academic degrees or other educational scholarships. Scholarships are funded through a number of memorial funds. Applicants must be US Citizens. Preference will be given to those who wish to pursue a career in the insurance industry and/or the study of ethics and are veterans of a foreign war (or the children of any veteran of a foreign war).

R.J. Meadows Memorial Scholarship Program
This program is designed to provide one-time scholarship grants annually for tuition and books for the pursuit of academic advancement or vocational enhancement. A Chapter LX, SFA member in good standing, family or dependent of a member, or member of the immediate family of a deceased member who was in good standing at the time of death, or an individual currently assigned to HQ, USSOCOM, HQ, SOCCENT, or HQ, CENTCOM who is otherwise eligible for general membership* in the SFA, or a family member or dependent of such an individual, and have been accepted by, or already attending, an accredited college, university, or vocational institute, to include post-graduate students.  Exceptions may be made for grandchildren of a member in good standing. Personnel applying on the basis of membership in Chapter LX must have been a member for a period of at least 13 months to be eligible.

All application materials must be submitted by July 1 each year.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Veterans United Foundation strives to enhance lives by recognizing the selfless contributions of service members and their families through support of such individuals in need. The program's primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding twenty bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books. To be considered, the scholarship applicant must currently be pursuing a post-secondary degree (associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate) at an accredited college or university, display financial need and maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and fall into at least one of the following categories:
    ·    A current active-duty service member
    ·    Veteran of the United States Armed Forces
    ·    Spouse of a service member or veteran
    ·    Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member
    ·    Child of a service member or veteran.

Applications are due by October 31.

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program
(Yellow Ribbon Program)

Columbia Business School is honored to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Program allows degree-granting institutions in the United States to volunteer tuition funds not covered by the recent Post-9/11 GI Bill. Participating schools pledge to cover a percentage of the remaining expenses not met by the Bill, and the VA will match that percentage. For more information on the GI Bill provisions or on the Yellow Ribbon program, visit the VA website.

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