Military Appreciation Scholarship for Veterans and Dependents

Military Appreciation Scholarship for Veterans and Dependents

Military Appreciation Scholarship

 

Rowan University offers and participates in a range of funding opportunities for eligible military students and their dependents. 

Purpose For Undergraduate Students: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to eligible degree seeking military students and their dependents. The Military Appreciation Scholarship will award eligible  in state  students an annual award of $2,000 ($1000 in each of the fall and spring semesters). The Military Appreciation Scholarship is a general scholarship that helps with any cost associated with attending Rowan University. For out of state students, the Military Appreciation Scholarship will award them in state tution cost. The scholarship is only offered during traditional fall and spring semesters and is renewable for four years.

Purpose For Graduate Students: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to eligible degree seeking military students including those who have retired or have been honorably discharged.  The Military Appreciation Scholarship for military graduate students reduces tuition only by 20%. This scholarship does not apply to doctoral programs. This scholarship opportunity will not result in a cash refund and is calculated after all other tuition reductions are applied. Scholarship is only offered during traditional fall and spring semesters.

Policy: Rowan University offers the military appreciation scholarship for eligible military service members  and their dependents that meet the definitions and criteria established by Rowan University. Rowan University reserves the right to amend, modify or cancel the policy, terms and conditions and other requirements, not mandated by Federal Law, at the University’s discretion.

Definitions:   For the purpose of this scholarship Rowan University defines a Military Student as a student who is currently a member, honorably discharged or a retired member of the Armed Forces or National Guard. Eligible agencies include:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • National Guard
  • ROTC

 

For the purpose of this scholarship Rowan University defines a Dependent as a spouse or child of a veteran as defined above. Eligible dependents include:

  • Spouse of the veteran
  • Biological children of the veteran.
  • Adopted children of the veteran.
  • Children under legal guardianship of a veteran.

Eligibility:

  1. Military Service member or Dependent
  2. Be a matriculated, full time student
  3. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5
  4. Must file a FAFSA
  5. Registered with the Military Services Office

Procedures:

  1. Complete disclosure documentation with Military Services.                                                                    (email militaryserviceoffice@rowan.edu from your student email to recieve this information)
  2. Completed FAFSA on file with Rowan University’s Office of Financial Aid
  3. Provide proof of service or dependency, to the Military Services Office. This information can be emailed as well please include your student's name and Banner ID number . Only one of the following items is needed to provide proof:
    1. Accepted forms of proof for service members include:
      1. Current Military ID card
      2. DD-214 Member 4 Copy
      3. Certificate of Eligibility for VA Education Benefits.
      4. NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
    2. Dependents will have to provide a proof of dependency. Accepted forms of proof include:
      1. Current Dependent ID card
      2. Veterans DD-214, with a copy of adoption, birth, or marriage certificate
      3. Certificate of Eligibility for VA Education Benefits
      4. Command letter verifying your dependent status

Appeals:  You will need to follow the appeal process on Fiancial Aid’s website https://sites.rowan.edu/financial-aid/appeals/index.html  Appeal Loss of Scholarship. 

 

 Military Services is happy to discuss available options with you on an individual basis.  For more information and detailed descriptions of eligibility requirements.