STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) scholarship founder and education philanthropist, Val DiGiorgio features a program available to veterans pursuing STEM training:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is always looking for new opportunities and resources to benefit the continued education and professional development of members of the US military. In recent years, the demand for careers and training in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields has increased, exponentially. With such a high demand for professionals in these areas, more veterans are adapting their military skills to meet the needs of civilian work in STEM. Val DiGiorgio sees this as a natural fit for so many of America’s heroes, because their skill sets truly are relevant experience.
The VA seems to agree with DiGiorgio’s sentiment; which is why the Department has developed a STEM scholarship of their own. The new program is named after Edith Nourse Rogers, the first woman to be elected to Congress from the State of Massachusetts. The Scholarship will provide a qualifying student with up to nine (9) months of tuition support, in addition to his/her Post-9/11 GI Bill. Maximum award opportunity of $30,000.