In 2016, the School launched an initiative for veteran and active-duty military students aimed at creating a smooth transition into the School’s academic programs.
Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD, MHR, RN, BC, Assistant Professor and former Army Nurse coordinates the military initiative. In 2014 the school brought together a group of faculty, staff and students with military backgrounds to form the School’s Military Advisory Committee to create and guide this initiative.
UNC Army ROTC Nursing Scholarships
UNC Army ROTC offers scholarships for qualified nursing students who seek to become Army Nurses. Students who receive a Nursing Scholarship are guaranteed a job as an Army Nurse in an Army hospital upon graduation and commissioning. Nursing scholarships also include board fees, a stethoscope, and all class expenses directly related to nursing. To learn more about the ROTC Nursing Scholarships visit the Army ROTC website.
Support for Active-Duty Military and Veteran Tar Heels
- UNC Veterans Resources
- Carolina Veterans Organization
- UNC Application for Military Benefits
- UNC Veteran Affairs (Jan Benjamin, Coordinator)
- GI Bill Information
VALOR group: The Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization is a student organization located in the Law school. It consists of veterans, military family members, and other law students interested in supporting veterans in the community. VALOR offers pro bono legal services to veterans and educates the Carolina Law student body on Veterans Affairs legal issues. VALOR’s scholarship compilation.
Residency and in-state tuition
- Tuition: Active-duty military members stationed in North Carolina, their qualifying dependents, and members of the North Carolina National Guard may qualify for in-state tuition benefits.
- Those who are veterans and using Chapter 30 or 33 benefits, or their qualifying dependents using Chapter 33 benefits, who have left active duty within the last 3 calendar years may qualify for the Choice Act, which would also grant in-state tuition. Find more information here.