Contact Veteran Student Life

0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Mission Statement

To build and maintain a community of University of Maryland students, staff, faculty, and alumni, all who have served in the US military, that supports a seamless transition from military life to civilian college life and provides support for continued growth in mind, body, and spirit, carrying the pride and confidence established in the military into the college experience as well as future careers for veteran alumni.

Pat Tillman Scholarship Application Feb 2- Mar 1


We're excited to announce that the online application to join the 2016 Class of Tillman Scholars is now open. Eligible active-duty service members, veterans and spouses are invited to submit applications for the Tillman Scholars program from Tuesday, February 2 until Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11:59pm PT. For details on eligibility and to begin your application, click here.

The Tillman Scholars program reflects Pat Tillman’s values, strength of character and commitment to service. The Scholars chosen demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential and a deep desire to impact positive change in their communities and throughout the world. For the current scholarship cycle, applicants will be notified of results no later than May 25, 2016. Scholarships will be granted for the 2016-2017 academic year and are eligible for renewal.

If you know eligible service members, veterans or spouses in your community, please forward this email to help us spread the word!

In service,

Marie Tillman
President & Co-Founder
Pat Tillman Foundation

PS - Applicants who applied for the Tillman Scholars program in the past and were not selected are eligible to reapply for the 2016-2017 academic year. Read our FAQs for complete details.

2016 Scholar Application

Description: Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships - building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. We are pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Scholarship, which covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend, for eligible service members, veterans or military spouses who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution.

The application for the 2016-2017 academic year will open on February 2, 2016 and close on March 1, 2015 at 11:59pm PT at

Student Veterans Launch Veterans Crisis Fund Campaign

The TerpVets launched a fundraising campaign for the Veterans in Transition Crisis Fund. With the Kamin Foundation's gift we were able to establish the fund, and with the impact that it already has made, student veterans are voicing their stories to increase the amount of the fund. Please watch this video and if you would like to donate or learn more about the initiative, please click here.


Veterans in Transition Crisis Fund

posted on October 29, 2015

Veteran Student Life is proud to announce the Veterans in Transition Crisis Fund. This fund will be used to assist any veterans facing hardships when transitioning to and attending the University of Maryland.This fund will  help cover emergencies such as housing, medical, and other unforeseen crisis that can have a drastic impact on a veteran-students ability to succeed at the University of Maryland. We are very grateful for the establishment of this fund and will be forever thankful to the Kamin Foundation. 

Veterans in Transition Crisis Fund



TerpVets Inspire

Getting Involved

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

(1) Get access to the University of Maryland Veteran Center: The new Veterans Center is located in 1122 Cole Field House. Thanks to a generous donation from Board of Trustee member Gordon England, the space is exclusively available for student veterans. Come spend time with each other while on campus, get a cup of coffee, watch TV, use our computers, or study. You can get access to the Veteran Lounge by submitting your proof of service (i.e., DD214, Armed Forces Service ID card) & your University identification number (UID) to our email account or you can call (301) 405-9605 to set up an appointment to show such identification.

(2) Sign up for the updates in OrgSync: Request permission to join the Veteran Student Life Group.

(3) Connect with the TerpVets: Join the TerpVet Facebook Group.


Sign up for Got Your 6 Mentoring Program is now available! Sign up now to be paired with your mentor as soon as possible.

SVA Scholarship Deadline is Nov 2nd. A lot of great Scholarships for student veterans. All majors are encouraged to apply. Click Here to apply today!


Aurora Foundation Names Veteran Student Life as Grant Recipient

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Veteran Student Life was just selected by the Aurora Foundation as their 18th grant recipient! With the grant, Veteran Student Life will be able to expand its services in order to effectively transition veterans into the University of Maryland and out into a successful career! For more information about services provided through this grant or through Veteran Student Life, please contact Brian Bertges.



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