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Resources and Programs for Veterans

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UChicago is committed to supporting veterans eager to start or continue their undergraduate education. Through partnerships with organizations like the Posse Foundation, Service to School, the Warrior-Scholars Project, and College Recon, UChicago looks to empower veterans in the college application process.

Veterans Posse

Through the Posse Veterans Program, a cohort of veterans are selected each year to enter UChicago beginning each Autumn Quarter. The Posse Foundation works with veterans to prepare and empower them as they begin their undergraduate experience. For more information about the recruitment and selection process, check out the Posse Veterans Program website.

Service to School

UChicago is a proud partner of Service to School, a 501(c)(3), which offers free application counseling to military veterans. If you are a veteran student starting the application process, thinking about your college options, or seek mentorship, learn more at Service to School.

Warrior-Scholars Project

The Warrior-Scholars Project (WSP) runs summer programs for current military personnel and veterans, by offering in-depth college-level experiences in academic reading and writing. Individuals thinking about attending four-year colleges are encouraged to think about a WSP program, where students are provided with guidance and mentorship to empower its students with the tools and confidence to enter any college classroom.


Home Front Alliance (HFA) provides CollegeRecon to the military and veteran communities to empower military-connected men and women in their search for collegiate opportunities that best fit their unique needs, interests, and qualifications. Learn more at CollegeRecon

Yellow Ribbon

The University of Chicago participates in the educational initiative for post-9/11 servicemen and women in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, called the Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (commonly known as Chapter 33).

Herringshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund

UChicago offers endowed scholarships for graduates of the Marine Midland Academy, or individuals or the children of individuals who have served on active duty for at least six months in the 2nd Division of the United States Marine Corps. Questions can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.