News from Peabody
Vanderbilt’s Peabody College to participate in Bass Military scholarships
Peabody College of education and human development is one of five Vanderbilt University graduate schools selected to participate in the new Bass Military Scholars Program.Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, the program will begin funding six scholarships annually at Vanderbilt for eligible active-duty military and veterans.
The program is funded by a $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation, providing financial aid and programming support at Peabody as well as the Owen Graduate School of Management, the Law School, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. Once fully endowed, the Bass Military Scholars Program is expected to support a cohort of 40 students annually among the five schools and colleges.
“Military veterans are one of our country’s greatest resources, and Peabody offers national leadership in education and human development. The marriage of great talent and excellence in professional preparation will yield real benefits for society,” said Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development. “We are grateful to the Bass Foundation for making this possible.”
The program is designed to complement, not replace, other financial aid programs available to members of the military and veterans, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. To be eligible, Peabody applicants must apply for admission to any of Peabody’s 14 on-campus master’s degree programs by Dec. 31, 2018, and apply for the Bass Scholarship by Jan. 10, 2019. They must have veteran status (with honorable discharge), or be active military transitioning to veteran status prior to student orientation in August.
Recipients across all five schools will meet regularly as a group. As they work toward completing their degrees, recipients will participate in service activities designed to foster military-civilian exchanges and mentorship opportunities within the broader Vanderbilt community.
This gift builds on the enduring commitment by Vanderbilt and the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation to educate, support and celebrate military officers and veterans.
For more information, contact Vice Provost of Learning and Residential Affairs, Cynthia Cyrus.