Law School to Fund Veteran Scholarships Through Yellow Ribbon Program

June 29, 2009

Up to five veterans will receive full-tuition scholarships at the Law School in the 2009-10 academic year through the federal government's new Yellow Ribbon Program.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Under the program, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs matches scholarship funds provided to eligible veterans at participating schools. Veterans in the program at the Law School will receive scholarships estimated at $12,800 for residents of Virginia and $15,300 for nonresidents. The combination of federal and Law School grants will cover all required tuition and fees next year.

"It is a privilege to be able to assist a group of remarkable young men and women who have already demonstrated an ethic of service, " said Dean Paul G. Mahoney.

These benefits are awarded to veterans on a first-come, first-served basis and apply to both incoming and returning J.D. students. For information on applying for the scholarship, contact the Law School Financial Aid Office at (434) 924-7805 or

The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act passed by Congress in 2008 to provide enhanced educational support to veterans who have served on active duty after Sept. 11, 2001.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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