Globe University’s flagship campus in Woodbury, Minn., has about 120 military students, including their family members. The campus has been especially active in supporting those students, veterans and their family members around the community, said Mike Hughes, director of military student services at Globe University.
Top 5 Ways Globe Supports Our Military:
1. Yellow Ribbon Campus: Globe University-Woodbury was designated as a “Yellow Ribbon Campus” in 2010. The Yellow Ribbon Network in Woodbury, Minn., helps connect schools, local units of government, law enforcement, social services, churches, civic and volunteer organizations for the special needs of a military family during the deployment cycle.
2. The U.S. National Guard Rock Climbing Wall: The U.S. National Guard brought a rock climbing wall, free of charge, to our student appreciation events for students, staff and faculty to enjoy.
3. Thank-You Letters to our Troops: Students, staff and faculty at the Globe University-Woodbury campus wrote and sent thank-you letters to our troops on Labor Day.
4. Flag Raising Ceremony: In 2012, the campus held a flag raising ceremony on the front lawn. Military students were encouraged to wear their military gear and participate in the ceremony.
- Military Advantage Scholarship. Qualified military personnel and their family members may qualify for this scholarship. Recipients receive 10% off tuition and fees for each quarter.
- Military Service Scholarship. This award is intended for military personnel who were severely wounded while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, and for their family members. Bachelor’s degree students may receive $5,000, associate degree students may earn $2,500, and diploma students may receive $1,000.
- Purple Heart Scholarship. Service members who were injured in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom may be eligible for this award. The scholarship covers tuition and fees remaining after all other military benefits are applied. Family member of service members killed in those conflicts may also qualify.
- Military Active Duty/Retired Scholarship. This award is intended for active-duty or retired service members, their spouses and dependents. The award amount is equal to the difference between the current tuition rate and $250.
“We have been doing quite a bit the last few years to serve veterans at our campuses and in the community,” said Hughes, who served 21 years active duty Army before retiring and taking a position with Globe University 15 years ago. “The specific goal in mind is to become a school that can have support services to rally around veterans when they need them.”
Creating a culture of community support for military students is the first step in saying thank you to troops for their service, commented Hughes, who also serves on the board of directors for the Washington County Yellow Ribbon Network.