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.

Qualifications

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

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards

  • Meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Served as a One2One mentor for at least the last six months

    • Posted verifiable feedback on Vessey VRC articles or the social wall at least twice per month

    • Served as a volunteer over the past six months

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

Please note: After completing the SALUTE application form, we will request that you send a copy of your DD214 Form in a follow-up e-mail.

Application Submission Deadlines

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

Selection

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.

For More Information

For more information about this honor society, or for tips on how to strengthen your application, please e-mail vesseyvrc@umgc.edu. Thank you for your interest.