Yellow Ribbon School
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Military veterans earning their degrees as part of the VA Yellow Ribbon Program get a hand from Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Sherman College of Chiropractic participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For more information, please contact the office of Financial Aid.
Established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution will wave a portion of the tuition costs in the form of a scholarship and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.
The Financial Aid Office looks forward to working with more of the nation’s post-9/11 veterans through this program. “The Yellow Ribbon Program offers a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our veterans who give so much to our country,” says President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “We’re happy to participate in this program and proud to be able to help cover the cost of a college education for people who have served our country. I think it’s especially fitting at Sherman College, as service to others is a major component of our mission.”
Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. They may be eligible if:
- They served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
- They were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
- They are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
If the cost of tuition and fees exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition, additional funds may be available for their education program without an additional charge to their entitlement.
Point of Contact for Veterans: Tina Casey-Correa, Director of Financial Aid and VA Certifying Official. Tina may refer veterans to other individuals on campus to provide appropriate services.
For more information see http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp.
1SG (Ret.) Leo A. Levesque III
Following an attempt to repair injuries sustained in combat, a friend recommended Leo Levesque see a chiropractor. Levesque later said it was “the single most important part” of his recovery.
“My personal experience with chiropractic led me to pursue a career that will allow me to continue to serve those who are still serving, those going through what I experienced,” Levesque said. “As a chiropractor, I will do just that: serve the soldiers and the community that supports them.”
Levesque says Sherman has allowed him the opportunity to pursue his goals. “From the beginning of my inquiry, the people at Sherman College have gone out of their way to ensure my success. The needs of a service member are as unique as the environment that Sherman College of Chiropractic possesses. This is recognized by the instructors, the administration, as well as the president, a former member of the U.S. Navy.”
Sherman College Awarded 2016 Military Friendly® Schools Designation
Victory Media has named Sherman College of Chiropractic to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list, a designation given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. Victory Media is the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. This is the college’s third consecutive year receiving the Military Friendly® designation.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero said the Military Friendly® Schools designation has special meaning to him. “Sherman College has a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our military service members who give so much to our country,” Dr. Cordero said. “We are eager to reach more military members and share with them a health care career that embraces their commitment to serving others. I think it is especially fitting, since Sherman College of Chiropractic holds service to others as a major component of its mission.”
Inclusion on the list of Military Friendly® Schools shows a commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students, according to Victory Media. The need for education is growing, and Victory Media’s mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”
Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.
Sherman College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com. For more information about Sherman College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.sherman.edu/militaryfriendly.