Widener University School of Law is set to double the number of students it funds through its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides financial benefits for veterans pursuing advanced degrees.
The school, which started participating in the program five years ago, previously funded up to five students on each of its law campuses.
This fall, Widener Law will make the program available for up to 10 students on each campus, according to a release.
“These are individuals who have devoted a significant portion of their lives to promoting American ideals around the world and to keeping us safe at home,” said Eleanor Kelly, director of the law school financial aid office, in a release. “This is our chance to invest in them by expanding an already outstanding program.”
The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year, pursuing a juris doctor degree.
The 10 slots on each campus are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The school was set to take applications for the program beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday.