Group to Reward Colleges Friendly to Veterans

The American Council on Education will provide $2-million in grants to veteran-friendly institutions and create a Web site to inform military veterans about their education benefits, the group announced last week.

The grants of $100,000 each, to be financed by the Wal-Mart Foundation, will reward colleges that have created programs to help veterans enroll and succeed in higher education. Grant recipients will be required to use a portion of the money to help other institutions develop