The Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the application for the Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship, available to eligible veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, for the 2020/21 academic year.

About the Yellow Ribbon Program and 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 partial 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.

To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must be a U.S. veteran eligible for the maximum level (100%) of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill according to your VA Certificate of Eligibility. If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and would like to learn more about eligibility for these benefits, please click here.

The Scholarship Application

SIPA is committed to honoring those who have served our country by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

An application is required and will be available on Friday May 15, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time at this link. No other documentation is required.

Please complete the application no later than close of business, June 1, 2020, at which time the application will be taken down.

Additional Notes

If you received a Yellow Ribbon scholarship in the 2019/20 academic year, you need not reapply — your award will be renewed as long as you are enrolled full-time and meeting academic standards and VA eligibility requirements.

SIPA will make every attempt to fund every eligible candidate but cannot guarantee that, so funding will be on a first come, first served basis.

SIPA thanks those who have served our country and we look forward to working with you. Please email SIPA Financial Aid at sipa_finaid (at) if you have any questions.