SALUTE Membership

Thomas Nelson Community College is proud to announce its membership into SALUTE, the premier honor society for student veterans!  SALUTE stands for Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute and Excellence. This elite association is made possible by a generous grant from the American Council on Education/Wal-Mart Foundation. The first induction ceremony will be held in April 2018.

We are committed to recognizing and encouraging the academic success of military students at Thomas Nelson Community College. We are looking for eligible military students to be the charter members of SALUTE at our college.  To be eligible, a student must:

  1. Have completed a minimum 12 credits
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Submit a DD-214 (student veteran) or Discharge from Active Duty or a copy of military orders
  4. If submitting DD-214, must reflect the character of service
  5. Submit $20.00 membership fee with application form

The $20.00 membership fee goes toward the National SALUTE Scholarship Fund.  By being a member of SALUTE, students are eligible to apply and compete for national SALUTE scholarships. These national scholarships are designed to support student veterans who need supplementation of their GI bill funding or who do not have GI bill funding.

If you are interested in joining, send an e-mail  to and the membership application will be sent to you.  Once it is completed, return with your $20.00 membership fee, to Kathryn Anderson, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services, by Monday, March 12, 2018. Once the applications are received and reviewed you will receive an invitation to attend the induction ceremony and reception.