Did you need assistance in addition to the G.I. Bill in covering the costs associated with obtaining your degree?
The G.I. Bill has long been celebrated as it has helped a number of veterans pay for some or all of their college education since the 1940s. However, the G.I. Bill does not always relieve all of the costs that are involved with obtaining a degree, such as textbooks, classroom fees, and tutoring. Covering the cost of education is often made more difficult for the many veterans who work full or part-time to support their families while receiving their education and who have many other financial obligations that are not typical of the average college student.
In response to these often difficult realities, the national non-profit organization SoldierStrong offers the SoldierScholar program. SoldierScholar is a scholarship initiative that assists veterans in taking an academic step into their future by filling some of the voids that the G.I. Bill leaves behind. SoldierScholar has provided over $500,000 in scholarships to Veterans who seek to finish their college education in order to continue careers in public service upon the conclusion of their military service.