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Veteran Programs

For over 50 years, Syracuse University and Whitman have been committed to providing education to our nation's military during and after their service to our country. As the functional demands of active-duty service men and women change and those transitioning out of the military seek educational opportunities to prepare them for the marketplace, we pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive education specifically designed to facilitate growth.

At Whitman, there is a support structure and culture that is encompassed with service, experience, and commitment. As part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, our degree programs, in many cases, are fully funded for veterans. On campus, there is a veteran’s resource center, the student veterans club, and many other resources that are all part of the SALUTE program at Syracuse University.

The Barnes Family Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)EBV offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post 9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country. The EBV program is designed to open the door to business ownership for veterans by developing skills associated with launching and growing a small business. The program also introduces how to leverage programs and services designed for veterans and people with disabilities in a way to further entrepreneurial dreams.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans' Families
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans' Families (EBV-F) is an educational training program that leverages the flexibility inherent in small business ownership to provide a vocational and economic path for military family members who are now caregivers to a wounded warrior—or for the surviving spouse of a military member who gave his or her life in service to our country. The EBV-F program integrates training in small business management with caregiver and family issues, positioning the family member to launch and grow a small business complementary to other family responsibilities. Modeled after the existing Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) initiative, the EBV-F program is offered free of cost to accepted applicants.

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE)
The V-WISE initiative is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management offered in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The program is open to all women veterans interested in learning about entrepreneurship and starting, running or growing a business. Participants may be from any branch of the military and any era of service.