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Stevenson Veteran Career Education Program Receives $10,000 Grant from Bank of America Foundation
Stevenson University has received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America Foundation to support the University’s Veteran Career Educations Program.
This is the second consecutive year that Stevenson has netted a grant from Bank of America Foundation. The program received $9,500 in spring 2013.
The program’s goal is to create peer-to-peer veteran support whereby student veterans serve as mentors and includes establishing partnerships with other university and community programs, organizing career days, developing a peer-to-peer network, creating and distributing a Veteran Career Resource Guide, and partnering with a financial institution to offer financial literacy resources.
The peer-to-peer model provides veterans in the community with an opportunity to gain support from student veterans whose similar experiences allow them provide advice and resources for success in obtaining education, training, and career education that will help their mentees earn a livable wage and avoid poverty.
The one-year grant helps Stevenson with expenses to support a student-veteran staff position, continue to offer career days, update the Resource Guide, continue to train students to mentor their peers, and update financial literacy resources in conjunction with Bank of America staff.
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.