Local school boards in Wisconsin will award high school diplomas to Veterans who left high school before receiving their diploma to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during a wartime period.
Who is eligible for Wisconsin High School Diplomas for Wartime Veterans? Veterans must meet all the following requirements to be eligible:
- 65 years old or older, 55 years old or older if the Veteran has a service-connected disability
- Went to high school in a Wisconsin school district
- Left high school before receiving a high school diploma to serve on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during a wartime period
- Received an honorable discharge.
Diplomas may also be awarded to Veterans who received a High School Equivalency Diploma or GED. Diplomas may be awarded posthumously to eligible Veterans.
For more information, please contact the Veterans Benefits Resource Center (VBRC) at 800-WIS-VETS (947-8387).
Wisconsin Statutes 120.13 (37)
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