Student Veteran Dedicated to Helping Fellow Veterans Receives Scholarship
March 10, 2014
After five years in the Army, America Luna transitioned into
the life of a student veteran. During her years in the service, she was
deployed twice and learned how to be an effective leader, a skill that proved
to serve her well in her post-military endeavors.
Her leadership abilities helped her become the vice president
of her university’s student veterans association and allowed her to help other
transitioning veterans succeed.
Her college career was progressing nicely until she hit a
speed bump. With just one semester left in her undergraduate studies, she had depleted
her GI Bill benefits. The VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” was able to
fund her final semester of college.
She learned about the scholarship through the student
veterans association’s Facebook page.
When America received the letter announcing she was one of
the 43 scholarship recipients, she read it multiple times in disbelief, double
checking to make sure she understood the letter correctly.
She views the VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” as
much more than just free money to pay for her tuition. “Through my academic and
professional goals, this scholarship will provide me the chance to help the
veteran population accomplish their dreams,” says America.
Currently, America is pursuing a degree in Human Services
and plans to continue helping student veterans as a college advisor for
veterans transitioning out of the military.
To learn more about the VFW “Sport
Clips Help a Hero Scholarship” or other National Military Service programs, click here.
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