Veterans Affairs Education Benefits
Veteran Affairs Education Programs administered by VA help to advance the education and skills of veterans and servicemembers as well as their spouses and family members. Some veterans might be eligible for more than one benefit or they will find that one program is more suited to certain education and training goals than another.
Current Students & Alumni in the News
- Foster Selected to Lead New Office of Student Veteran Engagement
Charlie Foster has been selected as the first director of the new Office of Student Veteran Engagement at William & Mary. Foster, a Marine Corps veteran, is also 2017 graduate of the Higher Education Administration Master's degree program at the W&M School of Education.
- W&M School of Education Launches Military Counseling Program
The W&M School of Education has launched a Military Counseling Program, the first of its kind in Virginia. The program will train counselors to work with veterans and their families on issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, the emotional impacts of physical injury, long-term family separation and the transition from military to civilian life.
- Commencement Awards Honor Best Qualities of W&M
Graduating student veteran Corey York was recognized at Commencement and awarded the James Frederic Carr Memorial Cup for character, scholarship and leadership.
- Silent Stories
An Alumni Magazine feature highlights military and veteran programs at W&M--covering 244 years--through interviews with students, faculty, staff and alumni.
- W&M Grad Student Employs the Power of Story from the Military to the Classroom
W&M profiles Toni Gay as part of the year-long celebration of 100 years of co-education at the College, detailing her career in the Coast Guard, and her work now as a doctoral student in the Higher Education program.
- Student Voices - Corey York
Hear from podcast guest Corey York as he discusses his experience as a student veteran and how he's making the college experience easier for others transitioning from the military to higher education.
- Learning All Your Life at William & Mary
Jack Horner ’21 was featured in President Katherine Rowe's first annual report 'Moving Forward.'
- From Ships to Seminars
The Flat Hat continues its series about student veterans with this profile on Meg Roche '18 and how her service in the Navy prepared her for success at William & Mary.
Toni N. Gay, a Coast Guard veteran, said she used a lot of military skills, such as leadership and communication, during her study abroad trip to the Republic of Ireland with fellow William & Mary students.
The College of William & Mary's chapter of the Student Veterans Association and ROTC hosted military-exercises on the Sunken Garden to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, now known as Veterans Day.
- Providing Hope to Soldiers and Veterans
The Flat Hat continues its series about student veterans by speaking in depth with Jack Horner '21 about juggling his responsibilities, including attending W&M, managing a business, and fatherhood.
The Flat Hat continues its series about student veterans with this profile on Corey York '19 who explains the intricacies of transitioning from the military to the civilian world.
The Virginia Gazette features William & Mary student and Marine Corps veteran Philip Sheldon '20 and his path from military service to Williamsburg, VA.
- Alumnus Uses His Unique Experience to Help Fellow Veterans Transition to Teaching
- Military policeman prepares to defend the public by learning civilian law at William & Mary
| November 10, 2016
Joshua Barnett J.D. ’19 has been a member of the Army National Guard since 2007 and was among U.S. Army soldiers from the 114 Military Police Company deployed to Mosul, Iraq in 2009 to assist in training Iraqi police forces. Barnett recently decided to trade in his helmet and uniform for the chance to earn his law degree at William & Mary.
From cockpit to think tank: W&M student veteran prepares to attain his doctorate
| November 14, 2016
Retired Air Force Col. Kurt Klingenberger, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is currently completing his doctorate in higher education at William & Mary's School of Education. He retired from the Air Force with nearly 30 years of service.