Exclusively for American Veterans
Private funding for a classical liberal arts education
Hillsdale offers veterans a unique opportunity to receive private funding for their bachelor’s degree, with benefits that may even exceed those available through the GI Bill. Hillsdale doesn’t accept any government funding, even in the form of federal grants (such as the GI Bill) or loans. To do so would result in a regulatory burden that would necessarily compromise the College’s principles. Instead, Hillsdale raises private monies to protect its independence and to provide for the education of students who, like us, believe in the pursuit of truth and the defense of liberty.
Freedom Scholarship Recipients
First preference for freedom scholarship funds is given to veterans of any branch of the United States military and can provide for costs relating to tuition, room, board, fees, and books at Hillsdale College.
Contingent upon fund availability and verified eligibility (in the form of a Certificate of Eligibility from the Office of Veterans Affairs), some scholarship may be awarded to the children of veterans who are eligible for Post-911 GI Bill Funds.
An education in enduring truths.
The classical liberal arts education at Hillsdale will allow you to study things that matter and have for centuries: the good, the true, and the beautiful. Private citizens have contributed to the Freedom Scholarship because they believe in the lasting importance of such an education, and the asset it will become to men and women who have served our country honorably.
An Honor Code for all students.
Hillsdale is an institution with a rich and patriotic history. It was founded by men and women “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and intelligent piety in the land.” All students sign an Honor Code committing themselves to honor, honesty, duty, and respect. The College is consistently ranked among the nation’s best for academic quality, and graduates leave equipped not only for vocational pursuit, but for the broader work of living virtuously.