Veterans Benefits & Financial Aid

Various Johnson funds ensure that many veterans who come to Cornell to obtain an MBA at Johnson receive substantial support.

GI Bill Assistance (Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon)

Cornell University and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management have an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a supplement to the Post 9/11 tuition benefit. If you would like to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please complete and return our Yellow Ribbon Application along with a copy of your certification of eligibility (COE) to the Johnson Financial Aid Office at FinancialAid@johnson.cornell.edu. Submitting the Yellow Ribbon Application and related documentation will indicate your intent to utilize the Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon Benefit. To determine your eligibility or obtain your COE, visit the VA website. If you have other circumstances that fall outside of the standard Yellow Ribbon Program benefit, please let us know.

As a reminder, in order to receive the Yellow Ribbon benefit, you must be released from active duty prior to the start of classes. If offered admission, program start dates will be included in our official letter of admission and are also listed on the respective MBA program websites.

New York State offers a variety of scholarships to veterans, which can be found at: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/veterans-tuition-awards.html

Peter and Stephanie Nolan Veterans Scholarship

Cornell Trustee Emeritus Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and his wife, Stephanie Nolan ’84, have given nearly $2 million to help the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management support U.S. military veterans seeking an MBA. The Nolan Scholarship allows the Admissions & Financial Aid office to identify and reward outstanding Veterans who, we believe, will be an asset to Johnson.

Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program

Apply for the Park Fellowship, a full-tuition scholarship, and leadership development program.

The Johnson Veterans Scholarship

The Johnson Veterans Scholarship is an endowment that is funded by veteran alumni contributions. Alumni veterans of the Johnson give back in many ways including supporting the school financially and enabling it to attract and support veterans that follow.

Military MBA Scholarships (Outside source)


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Johnson's Veteran Club

The Association of Veterans at Johnson is a dynamic and supportive organization that actively reaches out to prospective military veteran students and creates a community of veterans throughout Johnson and Cornell University.

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Military Associations and Organizations at Cornell

Cornell has a strong history of supporting Veterans, and the Johnson contingent is outstanding.


Johnson Veteran's Linked-In Group

Johnson Association of Veterans has its own LinkedIn group, and we encourage all veteran alumni to join. Simply search for Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management Association of Veterans in LinkedIn to join the group.