SIPA is pleased to announce the availability of the Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. SIPA is committed to honoring those who have served our country by being one of seventeen schools at Columbia University participating in this program.

The Yellow Ribbon Program supplements the base benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill by allowing educational institutions to enter into dollar-for-dollar matching agreements with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Participation in this supplementary program is determined by Columbia’s participating schools on a first-come, first-serve basis and is available only to students who meet the 100% entitlement according to their VA-issued Certificate of Eligibility.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is an initiative authorized by the Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (the Post-9/11 GI Bill) in which educational institutions provide eligible student veterans with a tuition waiver or grant matched by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This program supplements the base educational benefits provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The SIPA application will be available here  on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information about the program, please email You may also email the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at for general guidance as a veteran.

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