As increasing numbers of veterans return from the service, some with special challenges, it is clear that we have an obligation to help them with the transition to college life. Through the University of Maryland Veterans Initiative the University has taken the lead nationally in providing services to our veterans, and has become a model for other colleges and universities developing a comprehensive approach to the needs of veterans. The UM Veterans Initiative continues to provide the incentive and support necessary to help veterans achieve their academic and personal goals and enhance the support offered by the GI Bill.
The University of Maryland believes it is a privilege and a responsibility to provide the best possible opportunity for veterans to obtain the education and skills they desire. These men and women have made enormous sacrifices for our nation, and the University takes pride in promoting their readjustment to academic and civilian life and their continued success. We invite interested donors to join us in this important endeavor.