Thank you for your interest in the Veterans Education Excellence Recognition Award (VEERA) Network. The Texas Veterans Commission recognizes Texas public academic institutions of higher education committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and other eligible family members.” This award recognizes the institutions that provide excellence in education and related services to veteran students, and promotes best practices by awarding Gold-, Silver- and Bronze-level status to those offering such services.
Institutions of higher education selected for an award are recognized publicly on the Texas Veterans Commission’s website and through various agency publication and media announcements. Awardees will receive an electronic badge for use on the institution’s website, within printed materials, and for outreach to and recruitment of potential student veterans.
Institutions wishing to be recognized for the veteran-centric services they provide should review eligibility criteria provided within this document; complete the self-nomination application form (Click for Application); and submit the application with supporting documentation before the close of the annual application period.

Application Period

  • Institutions of higher education may apply for recognition under the VEERA Network, by completing and submitting the required self-nomination application form (application) and supporting materials before the close of annual application period.
  • The application period for 2024 opens on November 1, 2023 and closes on April 1, 2024.

Application Submission

  • All applications must include: Application Form; Narrative Impact Statement; Supporting Documents: Supplemental Pages as appropriate; and supporting video (Refer to appropriate sections of the application).
  • All applications must be received by the Texas Veterans Commission no later than 5 p.m. CDT, April 1, 2024.

Submit by Delivery Service:
Texas Veterans Commission
Veterans Education Department: VEERA
1801 Congress Ave, Ste 14.1000
Austin, TX 78701

Submit by Mail:
Texas Veterans Commission
Veterans Education Department: VEERA
P.O. Box 12277
Austin, TX 78711-2277

Submit by email:

1. Texas Government Code, Chapter 434, Section 252.
2. Texas Government Code, Chapter 434, Section 451.251(2); Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Section 61.003.
3. Family members include those individuals eligible to receive education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.