Veterans Fund

For nearly 175 years, the men and women of Notre Dame have aspired to becomes forces for good in the world. Today, veterans pursue their degrees at the University of Notre Dame, continuing a dedication to serve and a solemn commitment to make the world a better place.

The Notre Dame Veterans Fund helps offset tuition and living costs, and provides resources that enable military-connected students to continue their education here at Notre Dame. There are between 250 to 300 military-connected students enrolled at Notre Dame in a given semester. Please make a gift today to support these men and women who serve as leaders both in and out of the classroom.

We thank all veterans and service members for their brave service.

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Notre Dame’s support of our military and Veterans

  • The University of Notre Dame fully participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • The University was named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I., an honor accorded the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools identified by G.I. Jobs as "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students." For more information: 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I.
  • Notre Dame sponsors and attends the quarterly Service Academy Career Conferences.

Signs of the University’s continuing military friendship are everywhere

  • The seals of the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy flank the main entrance to the Rockne Memorial Gymnasium.
  • At the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the church's Memorial Entrance is inscribed with the words "God, Country, Notre Dame" to honor Notre Dame men who died in World War I.
  • The light fixture in the entry way of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is fashioned from the helmet of Rev. Charles O'Donnell, CSC, 12th president of the University. He was one of eight priests from the local Holy Cross community who served as chaplains during the war.

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