About The Project
Monuments, statues and museums across the land honor the brave veterans who defended America during the 20th Century. Now there is another way families and friends can pay tribute and preserve the memories of those who served our country in times of need – and, in many cases, gave the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Gulf War. It can be done with an exciting fund designed to help USF student veterans of the 21st century – one that bridges the valor and service from distant decades in U.S. history to the recent battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Who We Are
The Office of Veteran Success (OVS) is committed to serving over 2,000 veterans and service members representing all five military branches, as well as eligible family members pursuing a vast array of degree programs throughout the University of South Florida System. We believe we owe our veterans and their families a debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice in preserving our freedom. We accomplish this by providing a one-stop service center that meets the unique needs of our veterans as they transition from military to civilian life. Our office is dedicated to ensuring the University of South Florida is the preferred institute of higher learning for student veterans. We support this mission by providing quality services leading to academic success, professional growth and meaningful employment. They have served our country. Help our veterans as they transition to serving our community.
At its essence, the Next Greatest Generation Veteran Fund is about saying “thank you” – linking veterans from distant decades in the 20th Century with an expression of lasting gratitude, while providing much-needed support to our University of South Florida student veterans of the 21st century. You can make a genuine impact with a gift of $1,500. Of that amount, $500 will go immediately toward the operating fund, with the remaining $1,000 placed into the endowment.
What Your Gifts Will Do
Why did we see a need to create this fund? In short, the many varied challenges facing our student veterans were too great to overlook. In most instances, veterans receiving Post 9-11 educational benefits from the federal government (tuition/fees, book allowance and monthly housing/food stipend) have a limited time to complete their degrees. During this time, many student veterans incur additional and sometimes unexpected expenses on their educational journey. The purpose of the Next Greatest Generation Veteran fund is to assist those who strive for success and graduation, while overcoming obstacles in their paths.
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