DAV builds on its commitment to support UC Blue Ash student Veterans
New $25,000 gift from Disabled American Veterans increases opportunities for student Veterans
“This scholarship is a game changer,” said Joel Osbourne, pre-health sciences student at UC Blue Ash College, an Army soldier of 13 years and a recipient of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust Grant.
DAV is once again generously supporting student Veterans at UC Blue Ash through a $25,000 gift dedicated to providing scholarships to deserving students like Osbourne. This recent gift notably marks six consecutive years of Charitable Service Trust Grants to UC Blue Ash, totaling $110,000 in support to the college.
“This level of funding can truly make an impact on a Veteran’s journey of transitioning to college and ensuring their academic and professional success,” says UC Blue Ash Veteran Affairs Manager Josh Monson. “The DAV has been a generous partner in this mission, and we greatly appreciate their ongoing support.”
With hopes to begin clinicals soon in his pursuit to apply for medical school, Osbourne expressed his appreciation for receiving the support through DAV.
“Without this scholarship, I would have to work six to seven days a week to pay off my debt,” Osbourne noted. “I was excited when I found out I was a recipient. It has helped me tremendously and takes a huge burden off my shoulders.”
DAV is a nonprofit organization that provides a lifetime of support for Veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million Veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization has helped Veterans receive more than $25 billion in earned benefits to date.
The UC Blue Ash Veteran Student Affairs Office serves more than 150 students as a Yellow Ribbon school, providing guidance, advocacy, outreach and an Enlist and Enroll program, which offers professional advising opportunities for student Veterans on campus.
Featured Image: Student Veterans walking on the UC Blue Ash campus.
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