Several Mid Michigan College student-veterans were recently awarded scholarships from the Central Michigan Veteran’s Fund (CMVF). The CMVF focuses on providing support and scholarships to veterans and their dependents while raising awareness of issues faced by servicemen and women as they return from active duty.
The CMVF awarded $6,500 in scholarships to eight student-veterans. Four of the recipients hailed from Mid Michigan College and four from Central Michigan University.
Mid Michigan College recipients were Madilynn Dix (Alma), Nicholas Legner (Rosebush), Jeremy Brandenburger (Shepherd), and Tiffany Elo (Manistee).
Since the CMVF was formed, the organization has awarded nearly one hundred fifty scholarships totaling over $105,000. CMVF scholarship funds are raised at their annual golf outing. In exchange for event volunteers, annual awards are also given to the Student Veterans of America Chapters (SVA) at both Central Michigan University and Mid Michigan College.
“I’m proud of our student-veterans here at Mid, and these scholarships are proof that others also recognize their skills, dedication, and perseverance,” shared Lori Fassett, Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Student-Veteran Coordinator at Mid Michigan College.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student-veteran groups on college campuses across the globe. SVA provides military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. SVA is a recognized student organization at Mid that develops veteran awareness projects and fundraisers each year.
Madilynn Dix and Nicholas Legner receive their scholarships from Mid Michigan College and CMVF representatives.