WE BELIEVE WE CARE WE DELIVER
COLIN POWELL 65th United States Secretary of State 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General, United States Army (Retired) B.J. PENN Secretary of the Navy Captain, United States Navy (Retired) JOHN WILLIAM VESSEY, JR. 10th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General, United States Army (Retired)
PETER PACE 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General, United States Marines Corps (Retired) WILLIAM OWENS Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral, United States Navy (Retired) THAD ALLEN 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral, United States Coast Guard (Retired)
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INFORMATION AND SERVICES FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS
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The George Washington University does not unlawfully discriminate in its admissions programs against any person based on that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. SB_1415_14
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There is a special bond between the George Washington University School of Business and active duty service members and veterans. You bring leadership and experience that adds value to programs and fellow students. As a leader in business education, we provide new tools and knowledge to help you excel at what’s next. GWSB is a Military-Friendly School Committed to Serving Veterans
Career Management Support
• Dedicated Veterans Services Office
• Resume development
• Faculty mentors with military service
• Developing and marketing your personal brand
• GW relationships with HR personnel in all branches • Flexibility around veteran’s schedules • GW Veterans, a chapter of the Student Veterans of America • Named “Military Friendly” university by G.I. Jobs magazine since 2010 • Named “Best for Vets” by Military Time’s Edge magazine since 2010 • Proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program
• Career transition coaching
• Interview Preparation • Employer interaction
WHY CHOOSE GWSB?
GW’s Values align with the military’s core values.
• GW is ranked in the top categories for U.S. colleges and universities; our graduates earn competitive salaries.
Learning: We support opportunities for continuous development that maximize the potential of the individual and strengthen the university. Communication: We strive to share information and ideas in an open, consistent, and effective manner. Community: We strive to build a strong community in service of our shared purpose and mission. Diversity: We embrace the unique contributions of all members of our community. Excellence: We commit ourselves to achieving the highest standards in all endeavors. Respect: We treat others with courtesy and dignity. Service: We embrace our responsibility to exceed the expectations of others who depend on our actions. Sustainability: We value and engage in sustainable practices that enhance current and future resources for our campus, our community, and our world. Teamwork: We encourage collaboration to meet common goals and produce a sense of shared responsibility.
• GW VALOR innovative learning programs (online, on campus, and hybrid) are intended to accelerate learning opportunities for military members, veterans, and their families. • GW’s quality learning locations include the Foggy Bottom Campus (main campus) and the Mount Vernon Campus both in Washington, DC; in Virginia at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (Ashburn, VA), and the Hampton Roads Center, Alexandria Center, and Arlington Center. GW VALOR rewards include (what we will continuously improve): • Providing leading edge customer service. • Streamlining Government Approvals and Student Tuition Assistance processes. GW student military, veterans, and families receive assistance from GW’s Office for Military and Veteran Services (led by a combat veteran). • Providing Academic credits for Military Service, as appropriate. • Providing Flexibility for Military Studentsin view of potential deployments, military transfers, etc. • Partnering with potential employers and students to enhance career opportunities.
MILITARY MEMBERS, VETERANS, AND FAMILIES • We take pride in the fact that our GW namesake was our nation’s first military Commander in Chief. • GW has been selected as a Military Friendly university for the past several years.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has placed one full-time, experienced Vocational Counselor on the GW campus. This counselor will serve as a “one-stop liaison” for veterans, active duty military and their eligible family members who attend or plan to attend GW. Examples of their assistance include:
• GW houses one of the Navy’s top Reserve Officer Training Command (ROTC) units.
Information on VA educational benefits, to include:
• Effective April 2013, a Vice Admiral (ret) provides senior level day-to-day advocacy.
• Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), and other VA and non-VA educational benefits
• GW has an active Student Veteran Organization of more than 1,000 students who are military members, veterans, and family members. • GW has a proactive Alumni Veterans organization.
SERVICES AND BENEFITS FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS CAREER SERVICES Our dedicated GW Office of Veteran Services provides support for benefit processing and specialized career support. Our online programs were designed with the flexibility of online and hybrid degree programs to accommodate the lives of military families and we guarantee deferrals for military deployments and obligations.
• Job placement assistance and referrals to state employment agencies and services • Referrals to on-campus, community and VA resources to ensure academic success
TUITION BENEFITS GWSB’s financial commitment to active duty military and veterans through generous special scholarships from the School of Business, along with financial support available from the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program make graduate study here attractive and affordable and can provide partial to full funding. To learn more contact GW Student Veterans Services at email@example.com, and include the specific program to which you have applied in the subject line.
POST 9/11 GI BILL
In 2008, the GI Bill was updated with the enactment of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, giving veterans with active duty service on, or after, September 11, 2001, enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses, provide a living allowance, money for books and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children.
Active-duty personnel, veterans, or dependents of veterans may be entitled to varying educational benefits. To be eligible, veterans must have completed at least one year of active service in the U.S. Armed Forces, unless discharged under honorable conditions for medical reasons.
YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program or YRP) is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Since the 2009-10 academic year, the George Washington University has been a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the maximum base pay amount. Military students are then eligible to receive this funding.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS A wide range of graduate student support is available for qualified candidates, including assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, awards, loans, work-study, and cooperative education.
TILLMAN MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP The Tillman Military Scholarship is nationally recognized scholarship open to both veterans and spouses of veterans. GENERAL VESSEY GRADUATE ENDOWMENT FELLOWSHIP The General Vessey Graduate Endowment Fellowship is intended to help further the academic careers of exemplary incoming and current master’s candidates in the School of Business on the Foggy Bottom Campus. GWSB ADMISSIONS FOR VETERANS Admission to any program at the School of Business is competitive. The admissions committee bases decisions on an applicant’s academic preparation and performance, GMAT/GRE scores, work experience, and strength of recommendations, essays, and interviews.