G.I. Jobs has placed UW-L on its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools embracing America’s veterans as students.
“We’re honored to be recognized for working closely with veterans — those who have given so much for our country,”?says UW-L?Chancellor Joe Gow. “Our faculty and staff recognize the importance of veterans and know that this group of students brings a high degree of maturity, diversity, leadership and life experiences to campus.”
During the 2010 Spring Semester, 299 of UW-L’s 9,327 students were veterans receiving state or federal financial benefits for education.
The list was compiled through exhaustive research last spring in which G.?I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 institutions nationwide. Criteria to make the list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and vet students, and academic accreditations.
Locally, Viterbo University and Western Technical College also made the list. The complete list can be found at:?http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list.
Find out about scholarships at UW-L, including the Donald P. Weber Veterans Memorial scholarships and the Col. Edwin L. Overholt, M.D., Family scholarships, at www.foundation.uwlax.edu/sch.html.
Approximately 100 students from UW-L and Viterbo, Winona State and St. Mary’s universities attend the Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) program at UW-L. Find out more about ROTC, including scholarship information, at http://www.uwlax.edu/rotc/.