The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program provides additional financial support for veterans who have 100% eligibility for Post-9/11 benefits. The dependents of such veterans can be eligible for Yellow Ribbon also. Currently, one student in the MD program is awarded this funding annually in the amount of $6,000. The VA will match this amount in addition to providing any other benefits the veteran (or his/her dependent) is eligible to receive.
All veterans’ benefits are administered through the university’s Office of the Registrar. However, each school in the university has a specific contact for Yellow Ribbon. In the School of Medicine, the contact is the Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Mike Behler. Interested students should contact him on May 1, 2013 or after the 2013-2014 Yellow Ribbon Awards. Keep in mind that the funds are offered on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible applicants.
For detailed information about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Emory, please review the information on the Office of the Registrar’s website at: http://www.registrar.emory.edu/students/va/va_yellowribbon.html .