Office of Veterans Programs
The Office of Veteran’s Programs at University Park is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the Marvin and Lillian Perelman Student Award for 2016. The amount of the award is $500 and will be paid by check. All interested students who are Veterans or dependents of a Veteran must submit a one page biographical statement which should include:
-A statement of clearly defined need for this award
-A brief outline of the students' academic accomplishments
-The manner in which this award will impact your academic career
-Full name, mailing address and phone number
All entries must be submitted to the following inbox with the subject line, "MARVIN AND LILLIAN PERELMAN STUDENT AWARD" by COB, 16 May 2016: email@example.com . The winner will be notified by 27 May 2016. There will be a convention for the Jewish War Veterans of the United States and Ladies Auxiliary in June and the winner is highly encouraged to attend, however this is not mandatory.
Mary Fisk, Coordinator of Veterans Outreach
Military Honor Cords: All graduating seniors who are military veterans, currently serving on active duty, in the reserve, or National Guard, or who will be granted a commission obtained through Penn State Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) are eligible to receive a red, white and blue cord to wear with approved academic dress at commencement ceremonies. Those personnel who have already been granted priority registration status are automatically eligible for an honor cord and may visit or contact (814-863-0465) the Office of Veteran's Programs at 325 Boucke Building during normal business hours to receive it. ROTC personnel may pick up their honor cord from their ROTC representative/office. Those personnel who have not been granted priority registration can visit this website, 'Priority Registration/Honor Cords' tab, for instructions on required proof of service and where to submit the documentation
University Park Summer 2016 and Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Certification Requests Forms are now available in our office at 325 Boucke Bldg and on-line. Current students should receive one in the mail the week of March 14th for the Fall/Spring semester.
Penn State Office of Veterans Programs is now accepting VA Work Study applications for the Summer and Fall semester. If you are interested in a part time job of up to 25 hours per week and have a desire to assist other veterans, please fill out an application at: http://equity.psu.edu/veterans/employ or stop by our office at 325 Boucke Bldg. There are current openings in Office Administration, Outreach and Student Sponsorship.
Effective Summer 2015, all eligible veterans and dependents receiving Chapter 33, Chapter 35 or Fry Scholarship benefits will be eligible for in-state tuition regardless of residency. If you are a veteran and you are not using GI bill® benefits, please contact your campus Certifying Official to determine requirements to establish eligibility for the in-state rate.
325 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-0465
Office Fax: (814) 865-3815
Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penn-State-Office-of-Veterans-Program
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.