Yellow Ribbon Program

Our entrepreneurship master's program (ESTEEM) is grateful for the military service of our country’s Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers.

Photo of ESTEEM Alum Michael Hood

As a reflection of our gratitude the ESTEEM Graduate Program is pleased to announce our continued participation with the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Yellow Ribbon Program, enacted by Congress and run by the Veterans Administration (VA), is a matching program that authorizes significant educational benefits to eligible US military veterans.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, our Entrepreneurship Masters Program will cover a significant portion of tuition and mandatory fees for Yellow Ribbon Program eligible veterans. In addition, qualifying veterans will receive dollar for dollar matching funds through the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program up to a combination of benefits and scholarships not to exceed the total of tuition and mandatory fees.

As a result of this increased funding, eligible veterans may be able to attend the ESTEEM Graduate Program at no cost to themselves.

Questions regarding the eligibility of a veteran for Yellow Ribbon benefits should be directed to the VA Regional Office in Indianapolis (317-916-3684), or to the veteran’s VA Regional Office in the veteran’s home state of residence.

General questions regarding the University of Notre Dame’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at the University (574-631-6445), or to the ESTEEM Graduate Program (574-807-0963).

See what the ESTEEM Alums – with military backgrounds – say about ESTEEM:

Lieutenant Michael Hood
United States Naval Academy, 2005
ESTEEM Graduate, 2014

“The most valuable thing [about ESTEEM] was to really understand how the whole process works – coming up with an idea, getting people to support you and fund you, building something out, and marketing it,” he says. “It sort of demystified the whole experience of business.”

Niels Seim
University of Notre Dame, 2013
Navy ROTC 2014
ESTEEM Graduate, 2014

Photo of Dan Cole while in the military

“I kind of always wanted to be a business major, but I didn’t want to do it as an undergraduate,” Seim says. “I said, ‘how can I leverage the engineering stuff I’ve done the past for years moving forward, and the ESTEEM program popped up.”

Danny Cole
Purdue University’s College of Technology
United States Naval Reserve Corps, 2000-2007
ESTEEM Graduate 12014

“ESTEEM was good because now I can look at other job opportunities I might not have considered before because they were in that unfamiliar field. It was good at developing confidence and reaching out into unfamiliar areas.”

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