Veterans Resource Page
Welcome to Washington College
Sometimes amid the din of history, it’s hard to remember that George Washington—general of the nation’s first army and this College’s founding patron—was once a young military man, uncertain but determined in battle, who emerged from the experience a different person in need of finding the way forward.
“Every post is honorable,” he wrote in 1775, “in which a man can serve his country.” It is that conviction we at Washington College hold foremost when we express our gratitude and admiration for your service to our country. It’s also what drives us to support your future hopes and dreams, based upon the foundation of an outstanding liberal arts education you can pursue here—an education which, I might note, General Washington believed to be critical in creating the citizen leaders who would guide the great experiment in democracy.
To help you achieve your goals, Washington College has strengthened its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, increasing from 50 to 100 the number of openings for eligible student veterans or their dependents and offering tuition grants to help meet 100 percent of annual tuition and student fees. When you’re ready to navigate the admissions and financial aid waters, we will provide a designated point of contact—a human being who’s only a phone call or email away—who will strive to make the process as clear, seamless, and stress-free as possible. We will help you connect with others—College alumni and current student veterans—whose experience traveling this path can inform your own.
It’s easy to say that we honor your devotion to our country. More meaningful is the action, our institutional commitment toward your future.
Welcome to Washington College.
—Mitchell B. Reiss, President