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Application Requirements

To initiate the application process or for additional information about the Bass Military Scholars Program, please enter your contact information here.

Bass Military Scholarship application requirements include:

  • 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, GPA, etc.
  • Test scores (MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.) as applicable.
  • Personal statement video (2 to 3 minutes). See video guidelines here.
  • A copy of your DD214 or National Guard equivalent. For those still on active duty, have your commander provide a short memorandum with the details of your military transition (last duty day, transition leave, and last day on active duty).
  • For the 2020-2021 academic year, we encourage applicants to initiate the application process 2-3 months prior to the February 10, 2020 deadline.


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 February 10, 2020.
  • Scholarship applicants admitted by their respective academic program are reviewed for scholarship selection.
  • Scholarship recipients are notified of the award by April 1, 2020.


  • Two separate applications and set of requirements are required (1) school program admissions application and requirements and (2) Bass Military Scholars Program application and requirements.
  • Applicants may concurrently work on applications for admissions and scholarship.
  • 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 list of participating schools and programs here.


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