High School Diplomas for Michigan WWII, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Era Veterans

To provide special recognition for the service of military veterans of WWII, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam era, Public Act 181 of 2001, as amended, authorizes the board of a Michigan school district to award high school diplomas to WWII, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam veterans. The State of Michigan recognizes the important contribution and sacrifice these generations of men and women made in our nation‘s defense. On behalf of the State of Michigan, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has encouraged school districts to present these diplomas to WWII, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam veterans or their families.

Requirements

Veterans must meet all of the following requirements to qualify:

  • Before graduation from high school, the veteran enlisted in or was drafted into the armed forces of the United States:
    • between December 16, 1940 and December 31, 1946 (WWII)
    • between June 27, 1950 and January 31, 1955 (Korean conflict)
    • or between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 (Vietnam era)
  • At the time of enlistment or draft, the veteran was enrolled in a high school of the district to which this application is made
  • The veteran did not subsequently graduate from high school
  • The veteran served under honorable conditions during WWII, the Korean conflict, or the Vietnam era

To Request a Diploma

The application form may be completed by the veteran or on his behalf by a spouse, brother or sister, child or grandchild.

Please include a copy of the veteran’s discharge from military service indicating honorable service:

  • Between the dates of December 16, 1940 and December 31, 1946 (WWII)
  • Between June 27, 1950 and January 31, 1955 (Korean conflict)
  • Between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975