Scripps College proudly supports women who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces. We believe that student veterans bring a valuable perspective to the classroom and bring with them a wealth of life experiences that enrich classroom discussions and the campus experience for all Scripps College students.
Scripps College is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program is a partnership between Scripps College and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program is designed to help students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill Tuition Benefits.
Veterans who meet the eligibility requirements listed below and whose education expenses (tuition and fees) exceed the 2015-16 maximum of $21,084.89 are eligible to receive additional funds from Scripps College through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Scripps College supports up to 8 Yellow Ribbon Program-qualified students each academic year. Yellow Ribbon qualified veterans may receive up to $10,000 per year from Scripps College and the Department of Veterans Affairs will match at the same amount and issue payment directly to Scripps College. These additional VA funds are provided without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. Scholarships will be offered to eligible students on a first come, first-serve basis.
Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100% rate). Therefore, you may be eligible if:
Eligibility for renewal is determined by the following factors:
NOTE: The above information on eligibility was obtained from the Department of Veteran Affairs website. (http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp). The VA determines eligibility, not Scripps College.
Note: Students who have received a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship do not need to submit a new Yellow Ribbon Application form every term. As long as eligibility requirements are maintained, the scholarship will be renewed automatically each semester for the same academic year. However, the College’s Certification Request must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office each semester/term as soon as you have registered for classes.
Eligibility criteria and benefits vary. Please refer to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more about the various educational programs available to veterans and their dependents. http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/comparison_chart.asp
For questions regarding the Certificate of Eligibility and your eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon portion of the benefits, contact the Veteran’s Administration at 1-888-GIBILL (1-888442-4551) to speak with an Education Case Manager.
To receive accurate and timely information regarding your VA benefits, it is highly recommended that you sign up for an e Benefits account. You can apply for and manage all of your VA benefits from this site: E Benefits
The (JST) Joint Services Transcript has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member’s military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations. All military transcripts need to be submitted for admission. To request your official transcripts, click here.
After initial certification, please be advised that it takes approximately six weeks before the first payment to arrive. Students will receive their benefits check from the VA at the end of each month. Reminder: Students are paid in the rear for educational benefits. (e.g., September payment is for August). Please take this in to account when planning your personal finances.
To avoid a delay in payment, notify the registrar of any changes in academic program, course load, address, and of withdrawal from one or more courses.