We are proud to award individual grants of £3,000 to ten Disabled Veteran Scholars for the Open University (OU) programme. The students will cover a range of courses from social science and psychology to sport & fitness, law, counselling and introductions to computing and IT.
We have previously helped with the OU’s Disabled Veterans Scholarship Programme which is now in its fourth year and has given 160 scholarships. The programme has helped veterans from a variety of service backgrounds who have a range of complex health challenges due to their service, including those that suffer with mental health conditions.
Continuing our partnership with the OU, the organisation is accepting applications from as wide a field of disabled veterans as possible, with free study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, and specialist support to help veterans forge new careers in the civilian world.
Jhumar Johnson, Director of Development, The Open University said: “We are delighted to invite applications for the fourth cohort of Disabled Veterans to start studying with the OU in the autumn. It is thanks to the fantastic generosity of our donors that makes this scholarship scheme so successful and by giving this gift of education, we are helping to change people’s lives.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, adds: “We are delighted to be able to help ten Disabled Veteran Scholars gain the academic qualifications they need to make the first steps in building their new careers. Education and training is one of our charity’s key priority areas for support and so it is a pleasure to work with the Open University and support these 10 members of the Army family.”
For more information visit the Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund.