Under U.S. Code Title 38, federal educational benefits awarded to veterans can now be utilized to pursue any of the master’s degree programs at Carroll. Those benefits are commonly referred to as the “GI Bill.”
Senior Fellow Stan Moore, also Carroll’s registrar, said the approval was “a giant step forward for Carroll, and more importantly, for veterans and their eligible family members as they seek to be trained and equipped to serve in local churches and other auxiliary ministries.”
Military personnel on active duty may also be able to receive financial assistance to pursue their training through their local military unit. This approval is primarily for those who are no longer on active duty but who may have earned VA benefits, Moore said.
The approval is now especially beneficial for those seeking to enter the military chaplaincy, one of the several tracks of study of B.H. Carroll. Those students will also have the added resources of the Marsh Center for Chaplains Studies, led by former high-ranking chaplains in the U.S. Air Force and Army.
Moore, himself an Air Force veteran, said assistance in obtaining VA approval was provided by the Texas Veterans Commission, which aided in the application process.
“Please join us in praying for our veterans and giving thanks for their service. We pray this financial assistance provided by the VA will be an encouragement to veterans and their families who come to study at Carroll,” Moore said.
The GI Bill and other educational benefits have been in place since 1944. Many in the military serve years on active duty before attending seminary to become military chaplains.