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Veterans Initiatives Office (VIO) Scholarships

Eligible military-affiliated students can earn a $1,000 scholarship at UMGC.

Military-affiliated students who are currently enrolled stateside—or at our Europe or Asia locations—may be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Veterans Initiatives Office (VIO) at University of Maryland Global Campus.

Each year, the VIO awards a total of six scholarships for students involved in a particular aspect of UMGC’s military culture. UMGC awards scholarships to mentors in the One2One Mentorship Program, active contributors to the Vessey Veterans Resource Center’s virtual student union, and/or members of the SALUTE National Honor Society.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for a VIO scholarship, you must

  • Be currently enrolled at UMGC
  • Have completed a minimum of 6 credits at UMGC
  • Be a member of one of the following:
    • The One2One mentorship program, as a mentor, for at least six consecutive months
    • The Vessey Veterans Resource Center's virtual student union, as an active contributor, for at least six months
    • The SALUTE National Honor Society - UMGC Chapter
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Scholarship Details

The VIO will distribute a total of six scholarships during an academic year. Three will be distributed in the fall term, while the remaining three will be distributed in the winter term.

If you are chosen for a scholarship, you will be contacted via email by the Veterans Initiatives Office. The total amount of the scholarship ($1,000) will be deposited into your UMGC student account.

How to Apply

At the beginning of each application period, the VIO will establish a writing prompt. Students who wish to apply must submit a 250- to 500-word response to vesseyvrc@umgc.edu. The two application periods are:

  • Spring: January 15–February 10
  • Fall: August 15–September 10
 

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