Veterans Scholarships

Veterans Benefits and Scholarships

The men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces deserve the honor, respect and thanks of a grateful nation. Ave Maria School of Law honors those who have served our country and provides financial assistance to help pay for the cost of attendance at the Law School.

Veterans who are eligible for Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill benefits at the 100% level may also be eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits from both the VA and from Ave Maria School of Law.  These combined benefits can provide veterans who qualify with a cost-free legal education in addition to funds for housing and books.  For details, see our website for FAQs on Veterans Benefits.

Ave Maria Law also provides scholarships to eligible veterans who don’t qualify for the Chapter 33/Yellow Ribbon package of benefits.  Any veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces who received an honorable or a general discharge can request a veteran scholarship when they are admitted to the law school.  The amount of the veteran scholarship depends on the availability of funds each year.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million veterans. Our goal is to serve veterans in Southwest Florida with dignity and to provide financial assistance to help pay for the cost of education here. Ave Maria School of Law has a long tradition of honoring our military veterans. We are proud of our many students and alumni who are veterans.  Three of our faculty members served with distinction as JAG officers including our current Dean and our Dean Emeritus.  The Law School’s founder is a Marine veteran and several members of the Board of Governors are also veterans.

For more information on scholarships, please contact the Admissions office at (239) 687-5420 or