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Penn State's Faculty Senate has approved priority registration for honorably discharged student veterans of the United State's Armed Forces, Reserve, and Guard. Registration for Spring 2014 will be the first semester to use this benefit and it must be requested by submitting a completed "Veterans Priority Registration form" found on the Online Forms section of our website.

The Office of Veterans Programs at the University Park campus is organized as a comprehensive, direct service unit for veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefits recipients. The office is staffed by five full-time professionals and approximately twenty student veterans who work part-time under the provisions of DVA work-study. The staff and students provide services in three major areas: Outreach, Certification, and General Counseling.

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Office Contact:
Katie Deitrich, Administrative Specialist
325 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-0465

Support the Veterans Special Needs Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the Veterans Special Needs Endowed Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate or graduate level Penn State students who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and who are veterans or a documented dependent of a veteran. Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected by the Educational Equity Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Director of the Office of Veterans Programs. We encourage gifts of any size from alumni, friends and families who are interested in veterans to support the Veterans Special Needs Endowed Scholarship. Go to to make an online gift and select “Other” in the drop down box and list code: SXQVS.

You may also make checks payable to: Penn State University and mail to Penn State Annual Fund, 27 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802. On memo line of the check please list, Veterans Special Needs Scholarship - SXQVS.

Questions about giving to Penn State, Please contact Wil Del Pilar, E-mail: wzd107 or call 814-865-7698.

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