The Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s (DVNF) scholarship program is offering several veterans the chance to receive $1000 to further their education.
This year, the DVNF will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to veterans to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. The response to the scholarship program has been so overwhelming that the DVNF has announced the extension of the application deadline from February 1 to March 1, 2012 to give more veterans the opportunity to apply.
Interested veterans must complete the following for consideration:
- DVNF Scholarship application;
- State-certified Veterans DD-214 form;
- 3-4 minute video or 500-750 word essay (topic provided in the application); and
- a letter of recommendation from a non-relative.
The DVNF will make their decisions in March and notify the winners at the beginning of April. Scholarships will be sent to the recipient’s school by the end of May.
Precilla Wilkewitz, president of the DVNF, said that her organization is highly aware that many veterans aren’t entitled to every part of the GI Bill benefits. The DVNF strives to fill the gaps many veterans have in their benefits by providing scholarships for continuing education.
Programs like the DVNF can help provide additional benefits and resources when a veteran doesn’t qualify for full disability benefits through the VA. If you’ve only received partial benefits or a low disability rating, you may need to talk to a veterans’ disability attorney to review your case.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.