LVMAC Tidbit: Budraitus Foundation Offers a New Veterans Scholarship for 2023
The Andrew Budraitis Foundation, for the second year running, is offering two, special, $7500 scholarships — one for a military veteran exclusively. Applications must be in by April 30, 2023. The ground rules for the military veteran applicant are: The military veteran will attend a two or four-year post-secondary institution Read more…
LVMAC News: Council Seeks a Second Scholarship Committee Co-Chair
After successfully finding one, new co-chair as part of our effort to ensure the continuance of this worthwhile program effort, which was LVMAC’s first program and resulted from deficiencies in the GI Bill at that time, the Council has decided to seek a replacement for the other half of the Read more…
LVMAC News: Are You the One?
The Council is seeking a special individual who cares about others to help operate its Scholarship Program. It is a rewarding task, and not burdensome, either. Does require an organized mind and leadership skills because you are working in a volunteer team environment. Teachers, administrators, and retired military professionals have found it worthwhile endeavor, but those qualifications are not absolutely necessary.(more…)
LVMAC Tidbit: There’s a New Veterans Scholarship in Town
A new foundation, the Andrew Budraitis Foundation, recently established under the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, is offering two scholarships of $7,500, one of which is meant for a worthy military veteran. The deadline for application is April 30, 2022. (more…)
LVMAC Tidbit: Congress offers Goldstar Family Fellowship in the local area
In a very real sense, the first qualification for this program is tragic, but the origin of the thinking behind House Resolution 107 of the 116th Congress (2019-2020) is well-meant. “When our servicemembers make the ultimate sacrifice, there is no award, no amount of money or no program that can Read more…
LVMAC News: A Very Special Event, A’s for Vets Virtual Run ‘n Walk
Academics for Veterans (A’s for Vets), an alliance formed by the LVMAC, consisting of Institutions of Higher Learning in the Greater Lehigh Valley endeavoring to better assist veterans seeking education and support, is conducting a Virtual 5K Ruck ‘n Walk Challenge. The event will take place during Veterans Appreciation Week from 8 November through 15 November. (more…)
LVMAC Tidbit: NCC provides free truck driver training to veterans and their families
U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) helps NCC provide free Class A CDL training programs to veterans and their families.
This August, Northampton Community College (NCC) received a $163,200 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide free Class A truck driving training to 40 current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and adult children. NCC will recruit qualified students, provide them with superior safety-focused training, support them through successful program completion, and provide placement services to assist them in becoming employed in the transportation industry. (more…)
LVMAC Tidbit: Free Credentialing Program Available to Veterans
Want to get a foot in the door in the industrial field without a degree and relatively quickly? Want to fine tune what you offer to a prospective employer? Desire to work for the likes of Lutron, B. Braun, Crayola, SussexWire, Victaulic, Tesla, REEB, etc.? (more…)
LVMAC Tidbit: VR&E Program Now Offers “Tele-Counseling” to Improve Its Service
On 30 November, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) announced its ability to provide “Tele-counseling” to those disabled veterans desiring it.
The VA’s Tele-counseling, or virtual communication system, allows the use of any device with a webcam and microphone to communicate with one of its 1,000-plus Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC). This capability reduces travel costs and time for both veterans and VRCs, thereby potentially improving a veteran’s access to necessary VR&E services. “VR&E’s Tele-counseling service is another example of how VA continually modernizes in support of Veterans’ needs … [It provides] personalized, interactive face-to-face services regardless of location”, according to the Secretary of the VA, Robert Wilkie.