The Yellow Ribbon Program helps veterans further their education at degree granting institutions. The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows degree-granting institutions to enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration to help fund the tuition and fees that may be more than the Post-9/11 GI Bill covers.
Participating schools enter into an official agreement with the VA stating that they will make contributions to the program for eligible students in the form of a grant or scholarship. Schools can choose the dollar amount and the number of students that they will cover.
The schools were recognized as Yellow Ribbon Campuses at a ceremony on September 20, 2010. The proclamation states, “the Yellow Ribbon Campus campaign honors college and university communities with exceptional records of caring for their military members and families through various programs and public works, and recognizes individuals in these communities who have sworn to uphold this standard for future military members and families.”
Mike Hughes, director of military student services at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, said it was an honor to receive the Yellow Ribbon Campus designation. “We are grateful to be able to help military students achieve their educational and career goals,” he said. “This proclamation reinforces the value our state places on serving our military students, just as they have served our state. Globe University/Minnesota School of Business is honored to be part of this commitment.”
Globe University and Minnesota School of Business have chosen not to limit their contribution or the number of students that can participate through the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program also covers all degree programs on all of the Globe and MSB campuses. It is an honor to serve our veterans and their families.