Veteran Student Life
Vets Grow Careers at the IAA
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) is committed to helping veterans pursue their academic and career goals, explore unique agricultural learning experiences, and get involved in campus life.
In addition to one-on-one advising, small class sizes, and the family atmosphere of the IAA, the University of Maryland has numerous resources for student veterans, including:
- Office of Veteran Student Life
- Terp Vets student organization
- Veterans Lounge
- application help
The mission of Veteran Student Life (VSL) is to maintain a community of UMD students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have served in the US military.
VSL supports a seamless transition from military life to civilian college life, and provides support for continued growth in mind, body, and spirit, carrying the pride and confidence established in the military into the college experience and future careers.
Veteran Student Life provides services which focus on health, human services, and transition assistance, and oversees the Terp Vets program.
With questions, please contact Veteran Coordinator Brian Bertges, at 301.314.0073 or email@example.com.
Terp Vets is a student-led organization established to recognize and support the community of veterans on- and off-campus, through volunteer and social events that enable networking while enhancing personal and career growth.
The Veterans Lounge is available exclusively for UMD student veterans. It is located in the Cole Field House building next to the Stamp Student Union. This center offers:
- Computers and Printers
- Free Coffee
- Study Lounge
- Tutoring/Study Assistance
- Graduate Peer Support
UMD Veteran ScholarshipsThe following criteria are considered for awarding a UMD Veteran Scholarship:
- Educational and career ambitions
- Record of personal achievement
- Record of military service (or service as a spouse/family member); motivation for serving
- Compelling, thoughtful and thorough essay question responses
- Unmet financial need
Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are qualified. Applications and supporting materials are typically due by mid-May. To apply for this scholarship and view other events geared toward veterans, click here.
For additional information, contact Dr. Terry Zacker at 301.314.7165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view scholarships specifically for IAA students, click here.
Need help applying for admission? The IAA offers a streamlined application process that is separate from the University at large. If you have questions during the application process, please contact Student Services Coordinator Randie Hovatter at 301.405.4686, or email@example.com.
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