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Military Scholarship* 

  • Active Duty/Reserve
  • Veterans
  • Spouse/Dependent of Active Duty or Reserve

Military Students can receive a scholarship in the form of a 20% reduction in tuition. To receive this scholarship, the active duty or reserve service member, veteran, or spouse/dependent of active duty or reserve service member must complete an Atlantic University Military Scholarship application, submit an essay, and show proof of service by supplying the university with supporting documents.

Each scholarship is reviewed annually. The review begins one year from the student’s first enrollment date and will continue each year until graduation or program completion. During this review, you may need to provide updated documents supporting your or your spouse’s/sponsor’s active duty or reserve status. Failure to report changes in military status can cause a revocation of scholarship.

To qualify to receive an Atlantic University Military scholarship:

  1. You must be fully admitted in “unconditional” status (as applicable) to the university prior to applying for a scholarship.
  2. Complete the Atlantic University Military Scholarship Application.
  3. Complete an application essay: The essay should be 500 words describing why you need this scholarship, how it will assist you in reaching your goals, and how you will use your education to help others. 
  4. Supply the university with necessary supporting documents, for example:

-DD-214 (Discharge of Duties), must have Honorable or Other than Honorable discharge

-Letter from Commanding Officer

-Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)

-VA Letter Certifying Military Service

-Copy of military or dependent ID with expiration date

    5. Email all supporting documents and essay to

Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Application Committee and should be submitted to the university after being accepted to the university and prior to enrolling in courses.

*Students receiving Military Benefits are not eligible for the Military scholarship.


Military Education Benefits

Atlantic University educational programs are available to qualified veterans, members of military reserve or National Guard units, active duty military service members, and qualifying dependents.

Educational Benefit Programs:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Students must take 6-credit hours (two courses) per semester at the Graduate level for full-time benefits. Half-time benefits are awarded for 3-credit hours (one course) per semester.

Veteran Benefits, per Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Atlantic University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.

Note: Veterans benefits can only be applied to credit-bearing programs. Noncredit programs do not qualify (i.e., Spiritual Guidance Mentor Training Certificate or Lifelong Learning).

For more information about the Veterans Administration (V.A.) and education programs, go to

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Veteran’s Services

State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training

900 East Main Street, Ground Floor, East Wing Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804-236-2602