Westminster Selected as Top Military Friendly School

Sep 17, 2012

G.I. Jobs lists Westminster in top 15% of military-friendly schools in the U.S. SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster is pleased to announce that G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has once again recognized Westminster as a top "Military Friendly School." The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students and ensure their success on campus. "Westminster is committed to serving our veteran and military students, and we are very pleased to again be highlighted as a 'military-friendly' school," said Sean View, Westminster's director of financial aid and veteran services. "Our veterans provide a unique perspective and worldly experience to the classroom, and we want to do everything we can to ensure their success at Westminster." The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. "Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools list shows Westminster's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media. "The schools on our list made the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veteran's clubs, military credit and other services to those who have served." In 2009, Westminster began the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers the total cost of tuition and fees for eligible veterans who meet the admissions standards of the college. Since its implementation, the college has seen a tremendous increase in students taking advantage of their G.I. Bill. Currently 85 students are utilizing their veterans benefits. Additionally, the college recently established a Westminster Military Association to provide a forum for students, faculty, staff and alumni to support the advancement of military students, and provide mentoring opportunities and activities for its military population. The organization hopes to become the college's leading advocate for its military community. Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP.

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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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