The Yellow Ribbon Application is now closed for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The 2017-2018 application will open in early August 2017.

The “Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program” (i.e., Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the “Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.”  Under this program, institutions of higher education can enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help fund tuition expenses for out-of-state students whose tuition and fees exceed Virginia’s highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.  Institutions can contribute up to 50 percent of the difference in tuition and fees. The Department of Veterans Affairs will match the contribution made by the institution.  


The Yellow Ribbon Program at Virginia Tech provides a total of 15 scholarships to out-of-state undergraduates who are utilizing Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. The amount of the Virginia Tech Yellow Ribbon Scholarship is up to $1,000 for the academic year, or $500 each fall and spring semesters, of the unmet tuition and fees for each semester.

To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a VA approved academic program at Virginia Tech. The student must be 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, cannot be on active duty, and must have GI Bill entitlement remaining.

Applications for The Yellow Ribbon scholarship are accepted during a one-week period in August for the upcoming academic year. It is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date of submission and receipt of all completed application materials. Recipients can maintain the scholarship as long as they remain continuously enrolled at Virginia Tech (excluding the summer terms), maintain good academic standing, and have GI Bill entitlement remaining. Students whose GI Bill entitlement has exhausted are not eligible to receive the Yellow Ribbon scholarship.

Please direct application questions to veteran@vt.edu or call 540-231-5815.