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Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Bristol Community College Named to 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools List
Bristol Community College is proud to be awarded the gold designation as a military friendly school in the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School’s list included in the upcoming May 2023 issue of G.I Jobs Magazine.
The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list, by Viqtory, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, honors schools throughout the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. The listing provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families.
For more information about the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list, please click here.
Providing Support for Veterans at Bristol
If you are a United States military Veteran, Active Duty Service Member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or Family Member, the Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center is here to provide you with academic counseling, support and educational benefits certification. To receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits, you must be certified by one of our VA School Certifying Officials (SCO). Your eligibility and benefit payments are based on the length of time in service, and the length of the courses, and the number of credits for which you are registered at Bristol.
To be certified, email all required documentation to the Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center, at Robin.Gallant@BristolCC.edu. Your certification will be processed in a timely manner and sent electronically to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office in Buffalo, NY. The VA will then determine your eligibility. Please note, this usually takes 6 to 8 weeks.
When applying for Financial Aid, keep in mind that any education benefits received, must be reported on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. If you have specific questions please contact the Education Call Center at 1.888.442.4551 (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. CST).
Forms and Resources
- New Veteran/Military Student Checklist
- Returning Veteran/Military Student Checklist
- Spouses and Children of Veterans
- Veterans' Educational Benefits
- Veterans' Educational Benefit Certification Forms
For questions regarding Veterans' educational benefits, including GI Bill eligibility and forms, please email our VA School Certifying Official (SCO), Robin Gallant at Robin.Gallant@BristolCC.edu. We are standing by to assist!
Student Profiles: Scott Lyndon
Class of 2018 | Human Services
Scott Lyndon, Class of 2018 Salutatorian, began at Bristol after serving as a medic in the United States Air Force, and later as LPN in the medical field for 25 years.
With a passion to begin a new chapter in his career, Scott enrolled in the college’s human services program to continue his education to advance his long-time career pursuit of caring for others.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.