Georgetown McDonough Increases Veterans Graduate Program Scholarships
Starting in fall 2018, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will increase its funding for veterans enrolled in graduate programs as part of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. The increase will provide students with $15,000 per year from Georgetown McDonough (up from $10,000 in previous years), resulting in a total of $30,000 annually thanks to a matching gift from the Department of Veterans.
Discussing the increase in funding and how it will help veterans at the university, Dean Paul Almeida talked about the burden it eases for those in their community. “By virtue of being in Washington, D.C., we share a home with many members of the military community seeking to transfer their valuable training and experiences into the business world,” he said. “We are proud to increase our Yellow Ribbon funding for these servicemen and women. Easing their financial access to our programs is one way we can thank them for their service.”
In addition to the increase in funding, which can be used to pay for tuition and fees, Georgetown McDonough also removed the cap on enrollment. Now, an unlimited number of eligible students can benefit from the funding when they attend one of Georgetown McDonough’s eligible graduate programs. Those programs include the following:
- Full-time and Evening MBA
- Executive MBA
- Global Executive MBA
- Executive Masters in Leadership
- A. in International Business and Policy
- S. in Finance
To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program, veterans must be 100 percent eligible for Post -9/11 benefits. They must also not be on active duty or have a spouse on active duty from whom they are receiving transferred benefits. Also, they must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and accumulate more tuition and fees over an academic year than indicated by the Post-9/11 private tuition maximum.
To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program at Georgetown McDonough and how the school is helping veterans, visit the website. You can also read the original press release about the increase in funding here.