Bank of America and Student Veterans of America (SVA) have partnered to award the University of Southern Indiana SVA chapter a $1,500 grant to continue its work on campus supporting veterans and enriching the community.
The SVA Chapter Grant Program is designed to encourage student veterans to think about long-term sustainability of their chapters and develop the best possible strategies and plans to achieve that. Chapter grants can be used to fund events, conference travel or purchases needed to enhance the experience for student veterans in an SVA chapter.
“This is the beginning of great things for our campus veterans,” said Joe Acchiardo, Chief Financial Officer for the USI SVA Chapter. “This chapter grant will afford our organization the financial room to grow and bring our student body so many new and exciting activities.”
The USI Student Veterans Association is dedicated to supplying military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed throughout their campus careers.
A campus-wide organization, the USI SVA allows students who are current or former active-duty, reservists, veterans, ROTC, spouses and dependents of all military branches of service to meet on a regular basis for the purpose of enhancing their college experience. Through an exchanging of ideas, engaging in military-related service projects, students build upon their past or present military experience to further their own educational pursuits and enrich the overall student population at USI.
For more information on opportunities for veterans and current military at USI, visit USI.edu/Veterans or contact Joel Matherly, manager of the USI Veterans, Military and Family Resource Center, at 812-461-5302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.