Disabled National Veterans Foundation Prepares to Launch Scholarship Program to Help Veterans With Tuition Not Covered by the G.I. Bills

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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation(DVNF), a non-profit organization that exists to help men and women who come home with emotional and physical wounds after serving our country, is preparing to launch a scholarship program to assist Veterans with tuition that is not covered by the Montgomery or Post-911 G.I. Bills.

The program comes at a time when many men and women are waiting a year or more to receive Veterans Benefits available to disabled veterans - including tuition waivers - from overburdened and often understaffed VA Centers across the country. Wait times are especially bad in states like California, where returning veterans wait an average of 320 days in the Oakland office, according to recent news reports. That includes wait times for disabled veterans seeking tuition waivers for themselves or their children.

The DVNF program would provide a bridge to veterans waiting on their VA education benefits or to those who have tuition expenses the G.I. bills do not cover, said Raegen Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of the DVNF.

“There are thousands of American heroes back from war who want to get an education so they can have a rewarding career and provide sufficiently for their families,” said Rivers. “Our organization exists to help disabled veterans in every way possible, and we are committed to seeing as many as possible attain the college education they deserve and have earned by serving our country.”

The DVNF will open the scholarship application process in August, 2012. For information on the program, contact Program Coordinator Doug Walker at dwalker(at)dvnf(dot)org.

About Disabled Veterans National Foundation: DVNF exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after defending our safety and freedom. A non-profit 501(c)(3), DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to expand their scope of work within the veteran's community. For more information, visit http://www.dvnf.org.

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