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Application Process

**2021 Application cycle is closed.


If you are a veteran applying or admitted to a participating program, please review the scholarship program requirements and eligibility information.  Eligible veterans may submit a Bass Military Scholarship application by the mid-February deadline each year.

Bass Military Scholarship application requirements include:

  • Bass scholarship application — separate from school/program admission.
  • Resume that highlights your military service.
  • Endorsement from a military leader or recent employer who knows you well. Information about the endorsement format is here.
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended to include information about degree conferred date, GPA, etc.
  • Test scores (MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.) as applicable.
  • Personal statement video (2 to 3 minutes). See video guidelines here.
  • Member 4 copy of DD214 or National Guard equivalent. If currently on active duty, then provide a short memorandum from your commander with details of military transition, i.e. last duty day, transition leave, and last day on active duty.

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Application Checklist


  • Complete and submit admissions application and requirements according to the participating school and program policies.
  • Adhere to all participating school program requirements and deadlines.
  • Admissions decisions are at the discretion of participating schools and programs.


  • Complete and submit scholarship application and requirements by the deadline.
  • Scholarship applicants admitted by their respective academic program are reviewed for scholarship selection.
  • Scholarship recipients are notified of the award by April 1.


  • Two separate applications and a set of requirements must be completed: (1) school program admissions application and requirements and (2) Bass Military Scholars Program application and requirements (listed above).
  • Applicants may concurrently work on applications for school admissions and the Bass Military Scholars Program.
  • To be considered for the Bass Military Scholars Program, a student must be offered admission to participating Vanderbilt graduate or professional school or program.
  • Online and part-time programs are not eligible for the Bass Military Scholars award. See the list of participating schools and programs here.