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Wright State University Veteran and Military Alumni Society
Career Advancement Program

College Library

Career Advancement Program Information and How to Apply

The purpose of the Wright State Veteran & Military Alumni Society (VMAS) Career Advancement Program (CAP) is to reimburse qualifying individuals seeking licenses or certifications that enhance their career. The CAP may also be applied toward the cost of graduate degree tests offered by WSU or other universities and colleges, or the pursuit of independent training which will improve the career prospects of the applicant. 

Individuals must meet all four requirements outlined below to meet eligibility criteria for this program. Eligibility is verified against internal data as well as Wright State University Veteran & Military Center (VMC) and Wright State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) resources;

  1. Veteran, military, or military-connected status 

    • Verified by service documentation (awards, certificates, etc). Please DO NOT submit anything with your Social Security or DOD ID numbers. 

  2. Current Student or Graduate of Wright State University 

    • Verified with VMC or WSUAA -or- class schedule/ unofficial transcript 

    • Elaine Pruner

  3. Active member of VMAS or complete an ‘Activity Commitment Form’

    • To be considered “active” a person must be a registered member on and attend at least one event every calendar year

  4. Complete a Release of Information allowing VMAS to share your award through social media and its website. 

Individuals may submit an application to cover qualifying expenses:

  • Certificate/ Licensure

    • Project Management Professional, Six Sigma, Information/IT Security, Skilled Trade, OPOTA, Fire Academy, etc.

  • Qualification testing toward an advanced or Graduate Degree

    • GMAT, GRE, LSAT, etc. 

  • Professional Training

    • Licensing/certification prep course, conference registration, etc.

Applicants will complete a “Career Advancement Program Application” through the VMAS website during open application windows. All fields are required to be completed and applicants are also required to provide a “Request for Reimbursement Letter” which explains how the requested funds will enhance their degree/career/employment prospects. CAP application windows will be opened twice a year. Applications will be accepted for a four week period. 

An individual may apply for this program once during each application window. A receipt for the requested reimbursement is required at the time of application and must be dated within two years of the application date.   

The Career Advancement Program - Review and Approval Process (CAP-RAP) is the internal checks and balances process put in place to ensure VMAS does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations. Applications will be reviewed periodically with final reviews and approvals being communicated by VMAS and the CAP approval board within a period of four weeks following application close. 

After completion of the Review & Approval Process, five awards of up to $500 will be given during each application period. Awards will be distributed to individuals as a reimbursement payment. An individual is only eligible to receive this award once every two years. 

Reimbursements will be coordinated with the Wright State Alumni Association and will be completed as soon as possible. VMAS has the right to update CAP details and eligibility criteria between application windows.

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Dayton, Ohio, 45324

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