In 2011, Disabled Veterans National Foundation decided to launch a scholarship program for veterans in need of tuition assistance. Though most veterans receive the GI Bill, sometimes all tuition costs are not covered. The first round of scholarships was a big success, and because of the great response we received, we are happy to announce that we are continuing our scholarship program again this year!
Applications are now being accepted for this $1,000 scholarship until December 1, 2012. Selections will be made in December, and the recipients will have checks mailed directly to the accredited institution of their choice at the beginning of January prior to the start of the spring semester.
This is such a valuable program because there are cases where the GI Bill does not cover certain expenses. Several recipients of the scholarship last year needed this extra bit of funding because the GI Bill did not cover all out-of-state tuition costs, or, in other cases, it would not pay for all of the costs if the veteran chose to attend a private school. There were also many veterans who had already used their GI Bill and needed assistance for graduate school.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to your for making the DVNF Scholarship possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support” said one last year’s recipients. “The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time for studying!”
To learn more about the scholarship program and the eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.dvnf.org/veterans-programs/scholarships/. If you are a veteran, or know a veteran who might be in need of this type of assistance, we encourage you to apply!