Lynchburg College is on the 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools compiled by G.I. Jobs. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.
In 2009, Lynchburg College created a Veterans Award, in conjunction with the Post 9/11 GI Bill, to enable all veterans who meet College admissions requirements to attend tuition-free.
LC alumnus Dr. John D. Bower '57 created a Veterans Scholarship Fund and issued LC a challenge grant of $250,000 to create the Dr. John D. Bower Veterans Advocacy Center. The College is well on its way to meeting the challenge.
The 1,518 schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. These schools offer scholarships and discounts, veterans' clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
G.I. Jobs polled more than 8,000 schools nationwide to compile the list.