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Whitworth Named a Military Friendly® School

January 22, 2019
Whitworth University has earned the 2019-20 Military Friendly® School designation by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the third 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.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses to Viqtory Media’s proprietary survey. Nearly 1,700 schools participated in the most recent survey. This year, 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.

“This is such an honor for Whitworth to be recognized as a military friendly school for the third year in a row,” says Phil Labrie, assistant director for veterans outreach & recruitment. “We work very hard to make sure that our Veterans feel valued and appreciated and know they will be well taken care of.”

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.

Whitworth will present the first General Colin L. Powell Scholarship for Veterans to an incoming veteran in the 2019-20 academic year. Powell was presented last October with Whitworth’s coin, commissioned by President Beck A. Taylor. Taylor awards the same coin to the university’s veterans each year.

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

Whitworth will be showcased along with other 2019 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse magazine, and on

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


Phil Labrie, assistant director for veterans outreach & recruitment, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3302 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or