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The faculty and staff of UConn Stamford welcome veterans and their families to pursue educational goals on this campus.  Veterans – as faculty, staff, and students – form an important part to the Stamford community, and the campus is dedicated to supporting service men and women in transitioning back to civilian life. As part of our desire to assist student Veterans, we work closely with state and federal agencies to get your needs met in a timely manner.  We also provide an OASIS Center for Veterans to enjoy and relax the company of fellow service men and women.

The VA Representative on campus is Genoveva Arce.  If you have any questions, please feel free email for all of your VA Educational needs.

FORMS: The following forms are used, University wide, for VA Certification and Auditing purposes. (Please note: As of December 17, 2021, students using Post 9-11 benefits are required to certify their enrollment at the end of each month. Failure to do so for 2 consecutive months will impact their BAH and/or Kicker payments – VA will send out information on next steps)

Form D
Students receiving VA educational benefits must submit this form prior to the start of each semester.  The university will not automatically certify your benefits without your permission.  Form D submitted past the UConn fee bill due date may incur up to $300.00 in late fee(s).
Online Form D (NetID and Password required)
Amendments to your original Form D
 If there are any changes to your credit course load, biographical data, educational benefits, or to any other information from your original Form D, please complete an Amended Form D.
Amended Form D (NetID and Password required)
Connecticut Veteran Tuition Waiver
UConn student veterans who are eligible for the Connecticut State Veteran Tuition Waiver should submit their completed waiver applications (with required documentation) to Gen Arce, room 121 or via email,, prior to the UConn tuition/fee bill due date of an upcoming semester.  Once approved, the application will be filed and reused by our office for subsequent terms until the completion of the student veteran’s specified academic program, but a Form D must still be filled out each semester.

Connecticut Veteran Tuition Waiver application

National Guard Tuition Waiver:  Students must meet with their Unit’s Educational Counselor for eligibility.  If approved, your Unit will notify the University and the waiver will be applied to your fee bill.  A Form D must also be submitted for each semester this waiver is used.

Tutorial Assistance: The monthly rate of tutorial assistance may not exceed the cost of tutoring or $100 per month. The maximum amount payable is $1,200.

There is no entitlement charge under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. A student must meet the following criteria to be eligible for tutorial assistance:

  • Rate of pursuit must be at least 50 percent.
  • Must  have a deficiency in a course that is part of your approved program.
  • Must  be enrolled in the course during the quarter, semester, or term in which  the tutoring is received for the course. Tutoring may not occur between quarters or semesters.

The student, tutor, and certifying official must complete VA Form 22-1990t, Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance.

The application may be submitted at the end of each month or combination of months. The application must be signed and dated on or after the date of the last tutoring session certified.

The School Certifying Official (SCO) can submit the application on your behalf.

We look forward to working with you at UConn Stamford and Thank you for your service.

Scholarships for Veterans and/or Their Families:
(in chronological order of deadlines)

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry Scholarship

The Fry Scholarship is an amendment to the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) that makes education benefits available to the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. Like Post-9/11 veterans, eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program. Eligible children are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level and they have 15 years to use the benefit after their 18th birthday. The benefits may be used until their 33rd birthday. Children under age 18 cannot use this benefit even if they have completed high school. They are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

How to apply – Go to VA’s website, at the link listed above, and follow the instructions for submitting the application online.

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship (Deadline January 15) –

Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Go to the website listed above for the application information.

UConn Student Life Award

Willis N. Hawley Service & Leadership Award (Deadline – End of February for Nominations)

This award ($1,000) recognizes individual student veterans who have made significant contributions to the University community through leadership and service during their tenure as a student.

Additional Award Criteria:

• Recipient(s) will have student veteran or reserve status.

• Recipients may be graduate or undergraduate.

• Recipients may attend any of the six UConn campuses.

• Recipient(s) will have demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness and actively advocating for veterans’ issues at the University.

• Recipient(s) will have demonstrated a significant contribution to the University community through involvement in initiative(s) that have had University-wide impact and is representative of the highest level of student leadership and involvement.

• Nominees must not have been on any form of academic probation during the past academic year.

• Nominees must not have been found in violation of any University policy during the past year.

Tillman Military Scholar (Deadline – End of February: may change from year to year) –

Eligible applicants include veteran and active servicemen (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve) of both pre- and post-9/11 service, and their dependents, who wish to start, further, or finish their education (especially those whose benefits have run out or exceeded need). Applicants may pursue undergraduate, graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications. Applicants will be evaluated on unmet financial need, educational and career ambitions, length of service, record of personal achievement, essay question responses, and demonstration of service to others in the community and a desire to continue such service. Go to the website listed above to start your application.

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship (Deadline April 15) –

Those eligible to apply for the scholarship shall be the child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at an accredited institution of higher education within the United States. Go to the website listed above, for the application.

AMVETS (Deadline April 15: for all scholarships)

AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grand-children. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. Go to the website listed above, for the application(s).

Veteran Hero Scholarship (Deadline July 3) –

The team at Course Hero Inc. values military members’ service to our nation. In recognition of what our nation’s service members and their families have contributed and sacrificed for our country, Course Hero Inc. offers a $5,000 scholarship upon a hard-working U.S. college student who is an active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member.

SVA (Student Veterans of America) Scholarships (Deadline varies throughout Academic Year) –

SVA is thrilled to offer several scholarships, totaling more than $160,000, through the help of corporate partners, including General Dynamics, Google, NBCUniversal, PNC, Disney, and BP. The deadlines vary throughout the academic year.

Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (Scholarship Program)

CSPI is a program designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence and who desire to serve their country in the U.S. Coast Guard. Students who are accepted into this scholarship program will be enlisted into the U.S. Coast Guard, complete basic training during the summer, and receive full funding for up to two years of college.

UConn Education Abroad Scholarships for U.S. Armed Forces Veterans

This UConn Education Abroad scholarship is available to UConn students committed to study abroad programs who have served or continue to serve in our Armed Forces and are registered with UConn Veteran’s Affairs and Military Programs. Veterans will be automatically awarded $2,500 in scholarship support if they commit to a semester-long study abroad program and $1,000 if committed to a summer program. There is no application for this scholarship; students just need to indicate their veteran status on their study abroad application. This scholarship can be applied to the costs of any type of UConn-approved study abroad program and can cover Program Fees, Study Abroad Fees, tuition, and other study abroad-related costs as long as they are billed through UConn.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship (Deadline on Rolling Basis- see website) –

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active-duty military who are in the process of applying to, or accepted for a study abroad or internship program. Any interested students at UConn who may be eligible for this award should also contact the Education Abroad office at UConn for assistance with this scholarship application.