Wake Forest University Schools of Business partner with Yellow Ribbon campaign

6.30.2009 General, News Release, School News

Wake Forest University Schools of Business have partnered with the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement campaign, which helps veterans and eligible dependents pay the cost of tuition. The Office of Graduate Business Admissions will administer the program and funds are available for Wake Forest graduate business programs including MBA, MSA and MA in Management degrees. The Yellow Ribbon campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Yellow Ribbon program considers the monetary difference between the amount charged to the student and what has been paid by the VA as educational assistance. The difference will be applied to the Yellow Ribbon program.

Wake Forest has committed to provide up to $6,000 of the remaining cost, and the Yellow Ribbon program will match the University’s contribution of $6,000. Students would be responsible for any remaining costs of more than $12,000.

Eligible veterans will have served an aggregate of 36 months of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Veterans honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served for 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001 are also eligible. Eligible dependents include those eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, based on a veteran’s eligibility criteria.

Wake Forest University takes pride in its efforts to recruit service men and women to the Schools of Business. The Dean of Business, Steve Reinemund, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and serves as a trustee of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation. Jim Dykes (MBA ’02), director of alumni relations and lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army retired, and Kevin Bender (MBA ’98), associate director of admissions and lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army Reserve,; are on hand to answer military questions, connect prospective students with current students and serve as a resource during the application process.

“The Wake Forest Schools of Business offer programs of study perfectly suited to military and former military students,” Dykes said. “The programs are all leadership-based and team-oriented while focusing on using critical thinking to make quick, correct and ethical business decisions. It quickly became clear to me that the military decision-making process lends itself well to the business world and that war gaming in the military is identical to strategy games in business. An education at the Wake Forest Schools of Business is the perfect transition from the military to the business world.”

To apply, visit gibill.va.gov and complete the online application. Prospective students also must complete the online application for the Wake Forest University Schools of Business, which can be found at https://business.wfu.edu. For more information about applying to Wake Forest graduate business programs, call 1-866-925-3622.