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Veterans Benefits and Private Scholarships

Benefits for Veterans

GI Bill® for Veterans

If you are a veteran who served on continuous active duty for 181 days or more after January 31, 1955, you may be eligible for educational benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill. If you are the dependent of a veteran who died or is permanently disabled as a result of service in the armed forces, you may also be eligible for educational benefits. Contact your local Department of Veterans Affairs office for details.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Yellow Ribbon Program

Through this program, a partnership between the federal government and Drexel, the University matches the government's contribution to the cost of an education, allowing eligible veterans to attend Drexel with no out-of-pocket expenses. To determine eligibility, visit For more information about Drexel's participation in the program, visit the Office of Veteran Services' Yellow Ribbon page.

Drexel's Veterans Award

In addition to VA benefits, Drexel University awards a $5,000 scholarship for tuition only to students who have served in a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

To be eligible for this award, a student must be accepted and enroll as a new freshman or transfer student in a full-time undergraduate day program, and have received or soon be receiving an honorable discharge.

Private Scholarships and Grants

You may be eligible for a specialized scholarship or grant from an outside organization. Some sources to explore include employers, unions, professional organizations, and community and special-interest groups.

For a list of recommended free scholarship search engines, visit Drexel Central's Non-Drexel Scholarships page.