- The pilot version of the school is open to all Veterans who were in the Armed Forces for 90 continuous days sometime after September 11, 2001 (also referred to as Gulf War-era II Veterans) and have returned to civilian life.
- Veterans from all branches of the service, including both prior enlisted members and officers, are eligible. This includes Veterans of the active duty forces as well as Veterans of the Reserves and National Guard.
- The school is a five-month commitment, with classes running 5 days per week, Monday thru Friday.
- The first session starts in early January; the second session starts in the May/June timeframe.
- The school is located in Palo Alto, California—near Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Health Care Division.
- Full scholarship:
- All tuition, materials, room and board are covered by scholarship.
- Our scholarship is separate from your GI Bill and Pell Grants, and in no way does it affect your eligibility for those programs.
- Success—this will be intense. To become an expert in five months, you need to be totally immersed in this program, thinking about IT, morning, noon and night. You should not be surprised if you wake in the middle of the night with a revelation, or are asking if you can come in on the weekend to try a new idea. Those who do best have true grit—determination to succeed. It has little to do with your past experiences or what has come before—it has all to do with where you want to go, and your determination to get there. And, we are with you every step of the way.
Find more information regarding this program at The Department of Veterans Affairs.