The University of Montana Western has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation from Military Friendly Schools.
First published in 2009, Military Friendly Schools is a comprehensive resource for veterans and service members to assist them in the selection of a college, trade school or additional training to pursue a civilian career.
“We’re proud to receive the Military Friendly Schools recognition as Montana Western has a long tradition of supporting current service members and veterans,” Chancellor Beth Weatherby said. “From our committed staff to our Veterans and Military Exchange (VMX), we provide a range of support services to assist those who have served their country.”
Montana Western opened the doors of the VMX in the fall of 2013. The VMX provides support and resources for current and past service members, their families and their advocates.
The VMX offers access to computers, reintegration support and financial aid assistance along with other services. The center also brings together veterans and active duty military to create peer-to-peer support systems.
“The VMX has contributed greatly to my success at Montana Western,” student and Army veteran Danilo Figueroa said. “The support I’ve received has eased my transition from enlisted to civilian and given me a place to meet with fellow veterans.”
Military Friendly Schools cited Montana Western’s military scholarships and credits for military service and training, online and distance learning opportunities and the university’s VMX program for the designation.
The Military Friendly Schools list is created each year based on research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Schools survey from participating institutions.
To view Montana Western’s designation, visit Military Friendly Schools.
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