Here’s some of what Lyndon has to offer our Military Veterans.
Evelyn Franz, Recorder
The LSC Veterans Club is for student veterans and others members of the Lyndon community who would like to support veterans and their families. It’s a great way to make friends and integrate yourself into campus life. The club was instrumental in developing the new Veterans Park and receives funding from the Student Government Association.
For more information on the Veterans Club,
Thom Anderson, Assistant Professor, Mountain Recreation Management
The LSC Veterans Park is a three-phase project to honor LSC students who have served in the armed forces. The first phase, a lettering and star design, identifies the park’s area around Fountain Pond. It was installed in the summer of 2012 and formally dedicated on November 12, 2012. The installation was made possible by the generous donations of members of our community.
The Veterans Club has begun fund raising for the next phases, estimated to cost between $4,000 and $6,000. Phase two will be a granite reflection bench overlooking the Park and Fountain Pond. The club hopes to install the bench during the 2012–2013 school year. The third phase, a series of plaques inscribed with the names of past and present LSC veterans, is slated for the 2013–2014 school year.
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows vets to receive post 9/11 benefits. Member institutions work with the VA to choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be covered; the VA will match the amount. Qualified veterans pay Vermont resident tuition rates and fees will be covered.
More information at Benefits Of The Yellow Ribbon Program Page
This program is available to veterans who choose to contribute a portion of their own military pay. The government will match the veterans contribution 2:1. The funds can be used for more than just a degree programs, including certifications, correspondence courses, and apprenticeships.
Veterans have to use this benefit within 15 years of discharge.
The post 9/11 GI Bill has been recently updated with many changes. It has been expanded to include active service members of the national guard.
There are more, simplified tuition and fee rates for members and spouses of members attending a public institutions—like Lyndon State College. (There is a cap on tuition for members and family attending private institutions.) It includes a housing stipend for those members who are no longer on active duty as well as a stipend for books for active duty members.
Find more information plus scholarships at GI Bill site.
The Military Scholar Program offers financial assistance to service members, veterans, and their spouses to cover academic and/or living expenses while in school. You must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year accredited Institution based in the U.S. to qualify. The application for this scholarship opens every spring.
Find the application or more information at GI Bill site.
You may be eligible for financial help from additional military scholarships, regardless of what degree program you’re enrolled in.
Visit OnlineColleges.net for the U.S. Servicemember’s guide to academic programs and aid.
Visit College Scholarship Online for more information on scholarships that you may be eligible for under the GI bill or based on the length of active duty served. The site also breaks down benefits by branch of service, relationship to military service person, and scholarship categories (e.g. athletic, minority, by state, etc).
National Guardsmen and women attending LSC can apply for GoArmyEd Benefits. For more information visit https://www.goarmyed.com
We want these first steps to be easy and stress-free. Some documents (non military/VA related) will be required in order to be accepted.
Once we receive the required documents, everything will be reviewed. We will phone you to tell you if you’ve been accepted for the upcoming semester.
Questions or concerns? Call the admissions office at 802 626-6413 or 1-800-225-1998 and ask to speak to Bernie Hartshorn (direct line 802 626-6499).
Throughout your application, acceptance, and enrollment we want to make sure you know who you can turn to with questions.
For questions or concerns with your VA/Post 911 GI Bill benefit administration, contact Evelyn Franz, our Veterans Certification Official. She will be your most valuable contact here on campus while you are a student.
Evelyn Franz, Veterans Certification Official, Office of Student Services
For questions or concerns about applying and being accepted to Lyndon, contact:
Bernie Hartshorn, Admissions Veterans Coordinator and Associate Director of Admissions
For any questions or concerns with your financial aid award, contact:
Tanya Bradley, Director of Financial Aid
Jody Card, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
For questions or concerns with your college transcript evaluation/audit, contact:
Heather Ring, Associate Registrar, Student Services/Registrar’s Office
For more information about the Veterans Club, contact:
Thom Anderson, Assistant Professor, Mountain Recreation Management; Faculty Advisor, Veterans Club