School of Medicine Expands Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarships To Cover Portion of Tuition for Military-Connected Students

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(April 27, 2023) — In an effort to remove financial barriers for veterans seeking a medical degree and to honor the brave men and women who serve our nation, Georgetown University’s School of Medicine will expand scholarships of the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP), effective August 1, 2023. 

Under this new financial agreement, the medical school will increase its YRP maximums from $10,000, to $20,000 per student annually for those who qualify. Additionally, the medical school will remove the limit on the number of eligible students who can participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. 

“Our medical school has a deep history of supporting our armed forces since its founding, and are proud and honored to be a leading educator of military-connected physicians,” said Lee Jones, MD, Dean for Medical Education. “We look forward to growing our military family with the expansion of the Yellow Ribbon Program.” 

To qualify for the program, the Department of Veterans Affairs specifies that participants must be 100% eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and accrue a total tuition and fees amount that is more than the Post-9/11 tuition maximum for an academic year. The Yellow Ribbon Program changes at Georgetown’s School of Medicine will become effective August 1, 2023, for incoming and current students.

Visit the VA Education Benefits webpage for more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program and how to apply