Students earn scholarships, learn about service

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Jesse Brown Memorial Scholarships provide thousands to young volunteers A common belief among athletes is that championships are earned in the offseason. That is to say one must work in his or her downtime to achieve a coveted goal. The same rings true for DAV’s Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program, which awards young volunteers dedicated to serving veterans. “The summertime months are the perfect opportunity for youth to volunteer on behalf of our nation’s heroes,” said National Director of … Read More

Ford Continues Support for Transportation Program, Youth Scholarships

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Ford Motor Company, a longtime DAV supporter, presented DAV with $200,000 during the National Convention for the purchase of seven new vehicles for the  organization’s nationwide Transportation Network, which provides free rides for veterans to and from their medical appointments. Another $78,000 was donated to DAV for the annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic and DAV’s Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program. Ford Motor Company Fund Community  Relations Manager Lynn Quigley said the fund is honored to support our … Read More

Young Volunteers Win DAV Scholarships

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Recipients come from across the nation including Washington, D.C., Calif. and Idaho LAS VEGAS (August 2, 2012) — DAV has selected eight of the nation’s outstanding young volunteers to receive cash awards from the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program. The first-place scholarship of $20,000 was awarded to Christiana Mae Hess of Martinsburg, W.Va., who has contributed more than 347 hours of service at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Martinsburg. The second-place scholarship of $15,000 went to … Read More

A step ahead: DAV youth volunteers use scholarship to excel

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Jesse Brown Scholarship paves the way Volunteering can be an immensely gratifying experience, and in certain occasions it can pay unforeseen dividends that stretch beyond the fulfillment of serving a worthwhile cause. Each year, DAV, with the help of its longtime partner Ford Motor Co., offers a total of $75,000 as part of eight Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarships to young men and women devoted to serving America’s veterans. “The Jesse Brown Scholarship has allowed me to have a chance … Read More

Ford donates vans to help veterans access healthcare

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COLD SPRING, Ky. – Through the generosity of the Ford Motor Company Fund, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will be able to continue to provide free transportation to America’s injured and ill veterans who might not otherwise be able to access needed medical care. Ford, a long-time DAV supporter, is donating another $200,000 for the purchase of eight new vehicles for the organization’s nationwide Transportation Network, which provides rides for veterans to and from their medical appointments at no cost. Ford … Read More

Quick Lane Launches “Trading One Uniform For Another” Scholarship Program for Veterans

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Quick Lane teams up with Disabled American Veterans to launch scholarship program for U.S. military veterans Five veterans to each receive $10,000 towards certification in automotive mechanics Public nomination of veterans can be made at QLtradingone.com.   DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2016 – Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced today the launch of “Trading One Uniform For Another”, a nationwide program developed in collaboration with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) that will award scholarships to U.S. military veterans towards a certification … Read More

Youth DAV volunteer recognized for community service

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Micah Myers, 17, was recognized as the recipient of the statewide Kentucky 4-H Community Service Youth Award for his volunteer work, in which he led a collaborative effort between 4-H and the DAV Auxiliary to increase the awareness of and appreciation for our military veterans. Myers organized, planned and executed “The Hero Mission,” a 90-minute service project focused on showing love and respect for veterans. Participants made tie fleece blankets and created thank-you cards, and each received a small gift … Read More

Serving veterans your way

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When it comes to volunteering for veterans, we understand location is key. Not everyone lives around the corner from a Veterans Affairs medical center or has the same interests or talents to contribute. So, creating other options for individuals wanting to volunteer their time is an absolute necessity. This is why in 2007, DAV created the Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP). This initiative gives volunteers the opportunity to serve where they live and still receive the same incentive awards as … Read More

Best kept scholarship secret?

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While youth volunteer hours supporting veterans rise, few are applying for college assistance In 2014 DAV youth volunteers contributed more than 59,000 hours of volunteer service and even increased that number to over 60,000 volunteer hours in 2015. Yet, in 2015, just 32 students applied for $75,000 in scholarships. So why are so few applying for Jesse Brown Youth Memorial Scholarships that require just 100 hours of volunteer service? “It comes down to awareness,” said DAV National Director of Voluntary … Read More

Youth volunteers reap rewards

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Jesse Brown Scholarship provides direction, opportunity Volunteering is a highly rewarding experience, and in some cases pays unforeseen dividends well beyond the gratifying sense of having served a worthy cause. Each year, DAV, with the help of its longtime partner Ford Motor Co., offers a total of $75,000 as part of five Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarships to young men and women dedicated to serving America’s veterans. “The Jesse Brown Scholarship has allowed me to have a chance at my … Read More