Yellow Ribbon Aids Students with Military Ties

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

If it weren’t for the Yellow Ribbon Program at Agnes Scott College, Alicia Logan probably wouldn’t be attending the college.
Alice Logan
“It was a big factor in my choosing Agnes Scott,” Logan said. “If I didn’t have help from the G.I. Bill, I probably wouldn’t be able to attend Agnes.”

Logan, class of 2013, is attending Agnes Scott again this fall with the help of the Yellow Ribbon Program, a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that allows veterans or their children to receive financial aid to attend college. Participating U.S. colleges, including Agnes Scott, provide a portion of the student’s yearly education costs, which is then matched by the VA.

Agnes Scott contributes up to $12,500 yearly per student toward the Yellow Ribbon Program for qualified students. Amounts vary from student to student, depending on eligibility. The college also provides student benefits through other VA programs for students with a military background.

Logan was one of Agnes Scott’s first students to attend the college with the help of the Yellow Ribbon Program, created in fall 2009. Her father, Bryan Logan, a career officer in the Navy, transferred his G.I. Bill education benefits to his daughter.

Logan hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps with a career in the military. Several other members of her family, including her mother, uncle and aunt, have served in the military.

“I’ve always planned to be in the military like my Dad. I’m planning to study something to help me further my military career,” Logan said.

Students who think they may be eligible for Yellow Ribbon or other VA benefits to attend Agnes Scott can visit or contact the Office of the Registrar.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.