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Veterans' Educational Bridge Grant

Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Overview

The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program is administered by ODVA to help student veterans achieve their educational goals.

The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant is administered by ODVA to help student veterans achieve their educational goals. This grant is specifically designed to provide some support to student veterans that find themselves unable to complete their academic programs on time, due to the unavailability of a required class. As a result, student veterans may be under financial strain and decide to go to work without completing their educational goals.

The Veteran Educational Bridge Grant alleviates some of the financial stress that may be encountered when attempting to complete a program, by offering grants of up to $5,000 to veterans that meet the eligibility requirements (as outlined in OAR Chapter 274).

Information for Students

If you are a student veteran, an Oregon resident, and unable to complete your academic/degree program due to scheduling issues, please consider applying for the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant must be:

  • A veteran as per ORS 408.225
  • Eligible to receive G.I. Bill® Benefits (Chapter 30, 32, 33)
  • An Oregon resident as per OAR 575-030-0005
  • Enrolled in an Oregon based, VA approved program
  • Unable to complete an academic program due to the unavailability of one or more required courses

How to Apply

  1. Check the Eligibility Requirements listed above to see if you qualify
  2. Download and complete your portion of the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant Application in the right sidebar of this webpage
  3. Have your School Certifying Official review and fill out the questionnaire included in the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant application
  4. Meet with your Academic Advisor to create an academic plan for the remainder of your academic program
  5. Have your Academic Advisor complete the questionnaire in the Veteran Educational Bridge Grant application
  6. Use the "Completion Checklist" on the first page of the application to make sure you've included everything required
  7. Submit your completed application and required documents using the directions in the sidebar of this webpage

If you have questions, please refer to the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Advisors and School Certifying Officials

As part of the application criteria, student veterans will need to meet with their Academic Advisor and School Certifying Official. The Academic Advisor and School Certifying Official will each need to complete a short questionnaire regarding the circumstances leading to the class unavailability.

Therefore, ODVA encourages all Academic Advisors and School Certifying Officials to become familiar with the questionnaire and to mentally file this grant as another resource aimed at helping retain student veterans and aid them in the completion of their academic programs.

Note: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


Download the Application Form below:

Download Application Form

Securely upload your eligibility application and documentation to ODVA below.

You must select "Secure, ODVAEBG" to upload files.

Secure Upload Link


ATTENTION: Fax is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19. Please use the secure upload link above or contact the Grant Coordinator with questions related to filing applications during this time.

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