Thank you for your interest in University of Maryland Global Campus SALUTE Honor Society. UMGC is grateful for your service to our nation and congratulates you on your academic success.

The principle behind SALUTE, which stands for Service Academics Leadership Unity Tribute Excellence, is to recognize academic success among our student veterans.


Undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 12 credits of coursework and earned a GPA of 3.00 or higher and graduate students who have completed 12 credits of graduate work (or the equivalent) and earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply. All applicants must also

  • Qualify as military or veteran students under locally derived and maintained definitions
  • Have served or currently be serving in the military, National Guard, or reserves or, if no longer serving, have been honorably discharged from service
  • Have served as a mentor in the One2One mentoring program for at least one term or be an active Vessey VRC* communicator (posting feedback on articles or to the social wall at least twice per month)
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards

If you are enrolled at UMGC and meet the minimum standards stated above, we encourage you to apply for membership.

Application Submission Deadlines

  • Summer: July 10
  • Fall: October 10
  • Spring: March 10


Each semester UMGC SALUTE reviews all applications and submits approved applicant packets to national headquarters in bulk within two weeks of the application cut-off dates.

The 25 top-performing applicants are selected for membership and informed via e-mail. If you are not selected for membership the semester that you apply, you will be considered for the subsequent semester. You may strengthen your application by joining One2One. To request a Mil-Vet Checkpoint account, e-mail

For More Information

If you need any further information, please contact our Vessey Veterans Resource Center at Thank you for your interest.