Military and Veteran Students

Our school is proud to serve active duty service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces answering the call to second service. The George Washington University and GSPM offer a host of financial benefits, on-campus resources, and professional opportunities to current and former members of the United States military.

Yellow Ribbon

Yellow Ribbon Program

GW pledges to fund tuition expenses that exceed the maximum base pay amount provided by the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

Military Scholarships

Admission and Financial Benefits

Current and former members of the U.S. military are eligible for several scholarships through GW and other organizations. GSPM is the first graduate school in the U.S. to partner with Service to School's VetLink program, which connects qualified veterans with some of the foremost universities in America. Furthermore, application fees are waived for active duty military and veteran prospective students. 

 

GW Military Veterans

GW Military and Veteran Services

GW offers a wide array of resources and services for our more than 1,800 military and veteran students, including military student organizations, career services, and our Military Community Center.

GW Veterans

GW Veterans

GW Veterans is a dedicated community offering academic, professional, and social support to GW's military affiliated students. 

 

Best for Vets

Military Times Best for Vets College

Military Times has honored GW as a Best for Vets College every year since 2014.

Military Friendly School

Military Friendly School

G.I. Jobs has named GW a Military Friendly School for the past six years.

Military and Veteran Virtual Open House - March 2019

This virtual information session with Student Veterans of America Vice President Darren Phelps, who graduated from GSPM with a master's in Political Management in 2014, covers the benefits GW offers to students with a military background, GSPM's course of study and academic requirements, and Darren's unique experience as a U.S. Marine turned GSPM student.

Virtual Open House Replay

Virtual Open House Slide Deck (PDF)


Cheryl Shefchik

Cheryl Shefchik

Legislative Affairs, Class of 2019
Army National Guard

"My GSPM experience prepared me well for the next phase of my career—from military service to a Fellowship on Capitol Hill. Equally as important as the curriculum itself, I found the connections to faculty and other students to be invaluable. Current and former Hill staff, lobbyists, and even Members of Congress brought an incredible perspective from understanding political science to the art of policymaking."