Military Benefits

Active Duty Military Scholarship

The Duke University School of Nursing supports active duty military students with tuition expenses through a special scholarship program. Active duty Army, Navy, and Air Force students who have been admitted to an MSN or DNP program and meet the eligibility criteria are automatically considered for DUSON’s military scholarship; ABSN and Certificate students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarships range from $40,000 to $56,000 total toward required tuition and fees. Scholarship award notifications are sent through the Admissions portal shortly after acceptance.

Veterans who are eligible for 100% of Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are not eligible for the active duty scholarship but are eligible for Yellow Ribbon funding. See the Assistance for Veterans section below for more information about using your Veterans benefits and applying for Yellow Ribbon.

Visit this page to learn more about options for military students.

Veterans Benefits

For eligible veterans and their dependents, Duke University School of Nursing is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® , which the federal government adopted in 2008. Scholarships are provided annually for a select number of students in the ABSN, MSN, and DNP programs as part of the Yellow Ribbon initiative.

Additional information regarding Veterans benefits is available through the Office of the University Registrar.

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

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