After serving his country as a US Marine, Afghanistan war veteran Christopher Dabney, is transitioning into civilian life by obtaining a BSBA in finance. One of the ways Christopher Dabney stays connected with his military comrades is by donating monthly to the Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV).
DAV has close to 1.3 million members and 1,300 chapters throughout the United States. It provides support for veterans as well as their families. Each year, the organization helps over 1 million veterans in meaningful, life-changing ways.
DAV recognizes the vital role volunteerism plays in the organization. To this end, the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program provides scholarships to young volunteers who have devoted their time to serving veterans. Those who qualify are volunteers 21 years old and younger who have volunteered at least 100 hours at a VA medical facility.
Every year, an outstanding applicant is given the highest scholarship award amount of $20,000 to help support his or her higher education. There are also additional scholarships awarded in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000.