MIT Sloan is a voluntary participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. As part of the program, the School currently contributes $7,500 towards each veteran's education with the opportunity for a matching contribution from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. In the next year, MIT Sloan plans to expand the program by increasing the institutional contribution to $10,000 and offering assistance to all students who apply and qualify. The enhanced Yellow Ribbon Program will allow all of MIT Sloan's servicemen and women to pursue their goals and continue to develop their skills as leaders.
The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice. MIT's history has been intertwined with the military for many decades. The military has long benefitted from the technological advances and research of MIT students and professors, and MIT has been the beneficiary of veterans' unique perspectives and experiences. MIT Sloan values the leadership skills and problem solving abilities that veterans bring to the School, as well as the real-world perspective on operations management.
The Yellow Ribbon Program provides a financial incentive for veterans to attend MIT Sloan, consistently one of the top schools of management. This broadens the pool of students who choose to enroll, enabling the School to build a class that is diverse in age, gender, professional background, and geography. The Program allows veterans to continue to build on the leadership skills they developed in the military and allows fellow students to learn from their unique experiences.
Support to the Yellow Ribbon Program honors the ongoing partnership between MIT and the military, recognizes the contributions of our servicemen and women to the United States, and creates an opportunity for veterans to pursue their management and business education goals while bringing unique, worldly perspectives to the classroom.