Bulldogs in Arms
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Bowie State University's One Stop Online ePortal for Military Veterans seeking higher education
in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan region
November 11, 2009 marks the 90th anniversary of Veterans Day, a holiday that began as Armistice Day as proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I when hostilities ceased on the eleventh day at the eleventh hour of the eleventh month of 1918.
Congress passed an act on May 13, 1938 to mark Armistice Day as a legal observance and, in 1954, the name of the observance was changed to Veterans Day. Veterans Day is meant to honor and remember all veterans and in view of the recent tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas and veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the observation has become even more immediate, relevant and significant for all Americans.
Veterans Day is intended to be a day of remembrance, reflection and gratitude for all those who have served and continue to serve in our nation’s armed forces and their families who support them in the defense of our country. So on this Veterans Day 2009 if you know a veteran, are related to one or work with one make it your duty to say a simple, “Thank you for your service” to recognize and honor those veterans.
VETERAN ENROLLMENT NOTICE FORM (PDF)
For additional information regarding Veterans Administration education benefits, students may visit the VA's website at www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-442-4551 or 1-800-827-1000
New Students: If this is your first time requesting VA enrollment certification processing, DO NOT COMPLETE THIS FORM. You should visit Veteran Services, located in the Office of the University Registrar, Henry Administration Building, in Suite 1200.
Returning Students: Each semester, students who have confirmed eligibility for the Montgomery GI Bill and who have an established Veteran Administration (VA) file at Bowie State University must complete and submit this form to the Office of Veteran Services to request their VA enrollment certification processing. Request should be made on or before the "Last Day to Add a Class" according to the published Academic Calendar.
Visiting Students/Supplemental Certification: Students who are "degree-seeking" at another VA-approved school; but who have enrolled at BSU, should complete and submit this form and attach a copy of their permission form/letter as obtained from their home school to request VA enrollment certification processing. Forms received without an attached permission form/letter will NOT be processed.
Special VA Enrollment Certification Processing: Students who are "BS in Technology" majors, "Second Degree" candidates or students who are enrolled to satisfy their FIRST teacher certification program (as secured from a State or County Office of Certification) should complete this form. Also you must submit a copy of your program requirements to the Office of Veteran Services. All programs submitted must be official and include the appropriate signatures
Off-Campus Support Services/Resources/Information
- GI Bill - www.gibill.va.gov
- Today's GI Bill - www.todaysgibill.org
- SERV - Supporting Education for the Returning Veteran - Cleveland State University
- University of Wisconsin Madison - Vets for Vets organization
- University of Maryland, University College - Asia
American Council on Education - Serving Those Who Serve
- From Soldier to Student - Easing the Transition of Service Members on Campus
- Military Service Members and Veterans in Higher Education: What the New GI Bill May Mean for Postsecondary Institutions
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