SALUTE

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As a New Mexico State University student and a member/veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you deserve recognition for your academic achievements and contributions. Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence (SALUTE) is the first honor society created for student veterans and military at higher education institutions nationwide.

To attain membership into SALUTE, students must meet the following criteria (AWARDED EVERY SPRING):

  • Be currently enrolled as a NMSU-Las Cruces student
  • Have completed 12 credits of coursework
  • Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of a 3.00
    • Undergraduate GPA tiers are broken down according to the following:
      • 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 a minimum GPA of 3.50. There are no tier levels for graduate students.
  • Have served or currently serving in the military, National Guard, or reserves. If no longer serving, have been honorably discharged from service

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Each student selected for recognition through membership in SALUTE will receive a diploma seal and a certificate suitable for framing. Members of SALUTE Honor Society have full access to the scholarships available by SALUTE. These nationally recognized scholarships are intended to aid student veterans who need supplementation of their GI bill funding, as well as those who lack GI bill benefits.

To APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP send an email to crgilber@nmsu.edu and include:
Email Subject: SALUTE Membership

Name (Last, First):
NMSU ID Number:
NMSU Email Address:
Mailing Address:
Phone Number:
Major:
Status (Veteran or Military [Active, Reserve, or National Guard]):
Service (Branch):
Applicant must submit a DD-214 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.

A one-time $20 membership fee is required at the time of acceptance.

For more information about SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society, visit http://salute.colostate.edu.