If you served in the armed forces, you know that readjusting to civilian life can be challenging. Doing so with a disability is even harder. In an effort to positively change lives and build brighter futures for our nation’s veterans, the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) offers services to provide you with the tools to re-acclimate and live a full life.
Whether it’s fighting for quality health care and decent benefits, providing opportunities to get back into life through adaptive sports, helping veterans with disabilities get good jobs and careers, or educating clinicians about spinal cord injury/dysfunction or investing in a cure for paralysis, PVA is empowering people with disabilities and their families.
The PVA Scholarship Program provides some financial reprieve for Paralyzed Veterans members and their families and helps them achieve their goals in the academic arena. Since 1986, they have awarded over $300,000 in scholarships. If you are seeking a monetary scholarship to assist you in reaching your post-secondary educational goals, you may want to apply:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be either Paralyzed Veterans members, the spouse of a Paralyzed Veterans member, or an unmarried child under 24 years of age who is dependent (as defined by the IRS) on the member for principal support.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
- Applicants must be accepted or enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in a degree program at an accredited US college or university.
- Applicant must be able to demonstrate academic achievement.
The PVA is an exemplary disability organization doing great work to help a niche group of the disability community. Are you a disabled veteran? How has your life changed?