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New Veteran Leadership Minor

New Veteran Leadership Minor - Sign-up Today! 

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NEW ... Veteran Leadership Minor - How & Why? 

What is the NEW Veteran Leadership Minor? 
NKU's new Veteran Leadership minor not only honors the dedication of our military and veteran students but also recognizes the immense value they bring to our campus community. Adding the minor to our academic catalog is designed to precisely identify and credit the valuable skills and experiences you gained in the military. All current and future students are eligible to pursue the Veteran Leadership Minor (ensure to schedule with Professor Richardson (see below) to ensure it is the right fit for your educational goals).  

Why would I pursue it? 

  • You need a minor to get a bachelor's.
  • Receive recognizable credit for your world and life experience, as well as the immense training you garnered by serving our country. 
  • A Veteran Leadership Minor on your resume demonstrates your highly valued skills to potential and current employers.  

After an extensive review led by Dr. Burke Miller and Amy Danzo, we found the average military & veteran student would have 15 - 18 credit hours toward the minor based on their military experience (you need 21 for the minor). **Several factors play into awarding credit hours, please ensure to schedule your appointment with our dedicated Veteran Leadership Minor advisor (Professor Richardson - see below) to determine if the program is best fit for your situation.** 

How do I get more information? 
First, ensure you have submitted your Official Joint Service Transcript (JST is for every branch besides Air Force and Space Force) to NKU through official channels so our Advisor can review it thoroughly (JST ORDER HERE)

Air Force and Space Force - submit your official CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) (CCAF ORDER HERE)

What are my next steps as an empowered student?

First, if not enrolled as a NKU student do so FREE - ENROLL HERE
Once your JST or CCAF is submitted - schedule an appointment with the Veteran Leadership Minor Advisor - Professor Rebekah Richardson (Schedule appointment HERE). 
**Because of the uniqueness of the Veteran Leadership Minor and to ensure a proper evaluation of your transcript, you must meet with Professor Richardson to enroll in the program.**  

Please get in touch with the VRS if you have general questions about the NEW Veteran Leadership Minor; specific program requirements and class schedules must be completed through Professor Richardson.  
Contact: Professor Richardson / / 859-572-5374 
Contact VRS: 859-572-7867 / 

This is a really exciting opportunity, and it should aid many of our military and veteran students in reaching their educational goals faster, saving time and benefits. 


NEW Moonbeam Scholarship Student Need Fund

The VRS is now proud to offer a one-time student need scholarship fund called the Moonbeam. Current full-time military-connected and veteran students who are eligible for VRS services can apply for up to a $500 scholarship award if a full time student in good standing at NKU. This scholarship was created to aid in a need that may prevent immediate academic success. For example, however not absolute, would be a car repair preventing access to in person classes, or a broken laptop and you no longer can attend online courses, etc. The need should be justified within the write-up, and will go to the VRS “board” for review and approval. Currently, the fund has limited dollars, so please only apply if you have a real need to address immediately to support you in your educational goals. Once funding is exhausted we will put the program on hold.

If you have any questions please contact the VRS at, call 859-572-7867 or stop by UC 131. Please submit all applications at the Moonbeam Scholarship Fund Link here.  

The Moonbeam Scholarship is available thanks to the many outstanding donors who help make the vision a reality—thank you! Please consider a donation (HERE) to ensure this program continues, and put "Moonbeam" in the comments section. Thank you! 

Find Success at the VRS!

Our country’s veteran community are amazingly dedicated, disciplined, selfless and talented, and the student veterans at Northern Kentucky University are no exception! Our veterans have selflessly served our country and have chosen to return to school in order to further their education and continue their service to society.

Northern Kentucky University has been voted and ranked nationally as one of the Best for Vets universities, one of the Top Colleges and Universities for Advanced Education and Transition, and one of the top Military Friendly Universities, and we proudly serve our military connected and veteran student population with special programs and services to ensure their academic success and transition into college. Furthermore, the NKY community welcomes military affiliated and veterans to the region - learn more at Veterans - Welcome in NKY.

There are a variety of ways in which our community can help our student veteran be successful. Consider mentoring, volunteering, resume reviews, service projects, hiring and/or a donation is always appreciated and used for engagement and programs.  Contact the VRS for additional information or sign up here

Located in the Student Success Center (UC 131), the station’s mission is to be a one-stop liaison that fosters a community to provide, facilitate, and coordinate programs and services for our veterans, military affiliated students, faculty and staff in accomplishing their goals.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (859) 572-7867 / Email: Veteransresource 


Military Friendly 2021-2022 Bronze Award

Designated "GOLD" for 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY media

Best for Vets 2020 Award

Again, ranked one of the ''Best for Vets Colleges'' among four-year schools by Military Times, 2022

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Benefits of VRS

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"At-Ease" Lounge/Dayroom

A dedicated space for like-minded souls to unite, chill, eat, have a cup of coffee and study.

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Computer Lab

We have several desktop computers, PS5, WII-SWITCH, TV's and we offer FREE Printing!

Students enjoying the At-Ease Lounge

Priority 4 Service

Super Priority Registration -  register early! "USO" style At-Ease Lounge - other benefits!