Bryn Mawr College Grants Veterans the Maximum Financial Benefit Possible as It Joins the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program

Posted June 17th, 2009 at 10:41 am.

yellow-ribbonBryn Mawr College, continuing its tradition of developing strong women leaders, will participate in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe.

“We talk about Bryn Mawr students having a purposeful vision of their lives and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. Those characteristics are embodied by our veterans,” says McAuliffe.

The Yellow Ribbon program greatly expands veterans’ higher-education benefits, paying up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition and fees for participating students. Students applying to Bryn Mawr may also be eligible for additional aid beyond the VA benefit.

Eligible students admitted to degree programs in Bryn Mawr’s undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will be able to take advantage of this benefit this year.

“Even in these tough economic times, we’ve increased our commitment to financial aid. Our participation in this program is a part of that and part of our commitment to creating a community with the greatest diversity possible. Our veterans have a unique global perspective to bring to campus” says McAuliffe.

Navy veteran Karen Crooks joined the Bryn Mawr community as an undergraduate through the McBride Scholars Program for students 24 and older in 2008. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in May 2011 and then pursue a career as a linguist or translator.

“I was attracted to study at Bryn Mawr because it offers a superior, rigorous, liberal-arts education that imbues students with the essential critical thinking skills needed to navigate today’s rapid-pace, ever-changing career market and world,” says Crooks.

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