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Military Advanced Education & Transition Top Colleges & Universities 2018

SALUTE is the first national academic honor society established for student veterans and active military in institutions of higher education. SALUTE is an acronym of the foundational blocks and core values of the honor society: service, academics, leadership, unity, tribute and excellence.


SALUTE provides formal recognition for service and academics, leadership, volunteering and resume development, campus-community engagement and opportunities to network with as well as give and receive assistance to fellow veterans. SALUTE membership also affords eligibility for SALUTE scholarships, authorization to wear a stole of distinguishment at graduation, letters of recommendation, federal hiring preference with honors merit and more. 

Qualifications for Application:

The 2023-2024 application cycle is currently closed. Applications can be submitted for the 2024-2025 cycle beginning Nov. 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted from Nov. 1 - Jan. 31, 2025. 

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  • Qualify as a military/veteran student. Applicant must submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy that displays the character of service (honorable discharge). Applicants currently serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserves must submit a copy of orders for their current duty assignment.

  • Undergraduate students: be currently enrolled as a student and have completed a minimum of 12 course credits at The University of Tampa.
    • Alpha Tier GPA: 3.75 – 4.00
    • Bravo Tier GPA: 3.50 – 3.74
    • Charlie Tier GPA: 3.25 – 3.49
    • Delta Tier GPA: 3.00 – 3.24

  • Graduate students: must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours at The University of Tampa and hold at least a 3.5 GPA. Graduate applicants and will be classified as “SALUTE Gold Member.”