The G.I. Money Foundation will develop and support initiatives that focus on helping veterans who are pursuing a major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field. This will help those veterans in many different aspects.
- It will provide assistance with navigating a veteran’s path through college
- Create a mentoring program
- Work to secure stipends for education-related costs that are not covered by the various forms of the G.I. Bill
- Assist in researching opportunities
- Provide career-building educational resources and opportunities
- Educate Veterans on strategies for networking, connectivity and tutoring
The program will be designed to help Veterans in STEM earn their degrees and find employment in the STEM fields. It will also promote STEM career fields and increase the technical workforce for the security and continued growth of the United States.
Market Space Served
The Market served is educational. It addresses both students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) as well as Veterans.
Veterans that joined the military after High School and served honorably that are now enrolled at a University in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) related field.
Currently, there are several issues that need to be addressed. Veterans are struggling to integrate back into civilian life. They are finding it difficult to get jobs, or they are dropping out of college due to the particular challenges of completing it alone. This program will address that by persuading Veterans and military personnel to enroll in STEM majors, guiding them throughout their college careers, and insuring that they will have a secure, high paying job in this country upon completion of the program.