Veterans Day is a national holiday that is recognized on the 11th day of the 11th month each year. It honors all the men and women, living or deceased, who have served our country honorably during times of war and times of peace.
Morton College is a strong supporter of veterans; prior to the pandemic, it would celebrate Veterans Day all month long with a series of special events. Since groups can't celebrate together on campus this year, Morton College will mail a token of appreciation to veteran students and staff to recognize them for their military service.
Veterans who are interested in taking classes at Morton College will benefit from several types of financial opportunities that are offered by the school. "MC participates in all state and federal programs for veterans," explained Carissa Davis, Director of Financial Aid for Morton College. "The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) supports veterans through the Illinois Veterans Grant."
Veterans who qualify, including those currently honorably serving, may be eligible for the Illinois Veteran Grant (IVG) Program. "This program pays eligible tuition and mandatory fees for students who are veterans," said Davis. "If you're a member of the Illinois National Guard, you may be eligible to receive the Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant, which pays for eligible tuition and certain fees for undergraduate or graduate study. On a federal level, the GI Bill helps pay for college, graduate school, and various training programs."
Morton College also helps raise funds to support military programs on campus and in the community. "It's important to build relationships with both our upcoming generation veterans and our seasoned veterans," added Davis. "Prior to the pandemic, the President of Morton College would meet and have coffee with veterans in the community throughout the year to make sure we stay connected with them. We are eager for these gatherings to resume once it's safe to do so."
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