The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Elon University has agreed to participate in the program at varying levels. The School of Law will provide a maximum of fifteen $5,000 scholarships, the School of Physical Therapy will provide a maximum of nine $5,000 scholarships, and beginning with fall of 2011, up to ten incoming first-year undergraduate students will be eligible for $4,500 Yellow Ribbon Scholarship on a first come first served basis. These awards will be matched by the Veterans Administration for each qualifying student.
All Yellow Ribbon awards are based on Post 9/11 Veterans eligibility requirements established by the Veterans Administration and are not need-based. All applicants for the Yellow Ribbon program must submit VA certifications to Elon’s Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office. Elon’s certifying official will date stamp each certificate of eligibility and forward a copy to the Office of Financial Planning. This date will be used to determine the order in which the awards will be made. All awards by the VA are paid directly to the University on behalf of the student.