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Whitworth Named to Victory Media’s 2018 Military Friendly® Schools List

November 6, 2017
Whitworth University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the second consecutive year Whitworth has received this distinction.

First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive educational resource for veterans and their dependents. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

“To be recognized for the second year in a row as providing crucial support for our military service men and women and veterans is very important,” says Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor. “We are so grateful for all of our veterans and for their service to our country.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses to Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2018 survey; 849 were awarded with the designation.

Whitworth is an approved university to serve veterans and their family members who are eligible for educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon, Montgomery GI Bill, Veterans Educational Assistance, Survivors & Dependents Assistance and Military Tuition Assistance. In addition, Whitworth offers a $1,500 scholarship to veterans and dependents whose tuition is not fully covered by VA benefits.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a military-friendly school and to serve a growing number of veterans and their dependents,” says Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid Greg Orwig. “It’s especially gratifying that the excellent educational experience, generous financial aid, personal attention and strong graduate outcomes that we provide all of our students are the same benefits that attract veterans and equip them to thrive at Whitworth. The ‘Military-Friendly®’ designation recognizes our desire to go the extra mile to support veterans and their family members who have sacrificed so much for our country.”

For more information about Whitworth’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit Whitworth’s Veteran Education Benefits page.

Whitworth will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse magazine, and on

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Greg Orwig, vice president for admissions & financial aid, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4580 or
Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or