News Release:

May 28,  2010

Candler supports 'Yellow Ribbon' Financial Aid Program for Veterans

Emory University will offer more than $700,000 in financial support to qualified veterans under the Veterans Administration’s new Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year. Emory’s Candler School of Theology has agreed to participate in the program and will provide a maximum of four $8,550 scholarships to eligible master’s degree students. The Veterans Administration will match these awards, providing an additional $8,550 to each qualifying student. All scholarships will be awarded based on a first come, first served basis. Emory will begin accepting applications to the Yellow Ribbon program on June 1, 2010.

Participation in the Yellow Ribbon program by private colleges and universities is voluntary. All Emory undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges are offering support. Individual aid is available for 64 veterans, ranging from $2,500 to $16,000 annually, depending on the program.

During the 2009-2010 school year, 75 veterans were enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs at Emory, and received more than $977,000 in financial aid from Emory’s own resources. Currently enrolled veterans also receive federal assistance from the traditional GI Bill program.

To learn more about Candler’s participation, visit our website http://www.candler.emory.edu/admissions/yellowribbon.cfm

For general information about Emory’s participation levels in the Yellow Ribbon program, visit the Office of the Registrar at: http://www.registrar.emory.edu/students/va/va_yellowribbon.html