Support for Veteran Students Returning to College Increasing

Veterans returning to college face a heavy set of challenges as compared to their civilian classmates. Government funded programs help veterans attend college at little or no cost but the implications of post-battle stress creates a difficult transition for many students. To ease the pressure many organizations across the country are creating programs geared toward supporting veteran college students.

Concentration is hard to come by for veteran students adjusting to an extreme change of pace. When listening to students complain about school work or a lack of sleep, veterans may have other problems on their minds. “I’d revert back to thinking about guys getting blown up, getting shot at, “ Michael Dakduk told USA Today about his challenges in the classroom. Dakduk enrolled at the University of Nevada in 2008 upon his return home from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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McGovern-Dole Nutrition Relief Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

McGovern-DoleThe U.S. government currently provides direct donations for food programs through the Food for Progress Program, the Food for Peace Act, the Local and Regional Procurement Project and the McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.

According to reports, the McGovern-Dole aids in child nutrition, education and nourishment endeavors for poverty stricken countries, primarily in grade school aged girls.

Due on Friday, October 15, 2010 by 5pm est., the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting submissions for FY 2011 Food Assistance proposal grants for the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program.

If you are interested in applying, proposals are preferred online, but you are also encouraged to email in a submission as well. The proposals are encouraged to include how proper nutrition will strengthen literacy and numeracy rates for the children. The organization also says preference will be given to proposals that are clearly outlined, realistic, sustainable and demonstrate that the greatest benefits will have a substantial impact on the beneficiaries. Read the rest of this entry »


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