Brown University announced a new initiative to increase United States military veteran enrollment over the next three to five years.
Currently, there are 21 student veterans enrolled in Brown’s undergraduate program.
As part of the plan, Brown will consider all prospective student veterans on a need-blind basis, increase financial aid offerings, make standardized test scores optional for veterans in the admission process and partner with the nonprofit organization Service to School to recruit, according to university officials.
Additionally, Brown aims to raise $25 million in endowment funds to financially support these efforts.
“We owe an immense debt of gratitude to our veterans for the tremendous sacrifices they make and the uncompromising courage they display in defending the freedoms that we all enjoy,” said President Dr. Christina H. Paxson in a statement. “Increasingly, Brown has become a home to student veterans earning college degrees. It’s essential to expand support and create new pathways, both to honor their service and to enhance the education of every student who benefits from the unique lived experiences and perspectives that our veterans contribute to campus.”