If you’re a veteran or active in the military, you’re welcome at Northwestern. We’re grateful for your service—and happy to let you know some veterans or students active in the armed forces may be eligible for Northwestern’s De Beer Legacy Veteran’s Scholarship, which ranges from $2,500 to $10,000 per year for full-time undergraduate students.

In addition, we are a Yellow Ribbon school and accept GI Bill ® benefits for qualifying students and their dependents. As a result of our services to veterans and their families, Northwestern has been ranked as a Top-10 Military-Friendly School. Contact Austin Nyhof, registrar, at anyhof@nwciowa.edu to learn more about your military benefits at Northwestern.

GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

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“The nursing program at Northwestern has been such a blessing to me. Not only do the courses challenge me academically, but they also are taught by incredible professors who really care about every student”

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