Penn State Mont Alto is hosting a Veteran’s Social and Information Session from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. Veteran’s considering starting or finishing their degree are invited to explore our campus and learn more about Penn State Mont Alto.
More of a social gathering than an open house, veterans will meet and talk with current veteran students at the Mont Alto campus, tour campus, learn about academic programs, and talk with student-support services including veterans services, campus health, and wellness, advising, academic support, counseling, and student aid.
Penn State’s history of supporting the military and veterans extends back to 1863 when the University was designated as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant college because of the Morrill Act of 1862, which allowed states to use proceeds from sales of federally owned land to establish universities focused on teaching agriculture, engineering, and military tactics.
Two-hundred-fifty years later, Penn State has one of the largest, oldest, and most successful Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in the country. And more than 5600 military-connected students are using their GI Bill® benefits at Penn State.
As a servicemember or veteran, you’ve served our country honorably, putting the needs of millions above yourself. Now, it’s our turn to support you to help you meet the goals of your next mission: earning your degree.
We know that considering pursuing a degree as an adult learner comes with specific concerns, including cost and affordability, balancing life and studies, academic readiness, and applying. We can’t alleviate all the challenges you may be facing, but we’re here to help in many ways.
Our admissions and veterans’ service teams are here to walk you through the application process from getting started to Student Aid to your first day back on campus, they will support you and get you connected to the individuals you need to meet with for a strong start. To help with costs, Penn State has more than 50 scholarships that support veterans, in addition to other scholarships you may be eligible for.
In terms of finding your stride as a Penn Stater, our advising center, academic support center, student life, and career counseling teams are ready to assist you in setting goals that work for you and helping you achieve them. And our faculty are committed to your success and will work collaboratively with you to get you where you want to be.
Returning to school can be a source of stress, and our counseling and health and wellness personnel are ready to help you with the transition and work with you to keep you focused on what’s most important: you and your goals.