A new joint scholarship for veteran students, made possible by a partnership between the Military and Veteran Student Services Center at Ohio University and Fiserv, will be available to students for the 2022 academic year.
The scholarships will give preference to students who are veterans or military spouses, enrolled or accepted for admission to the College of Business and / or the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and to junior or senior students.
The Fiserv Fellowship for Veterans and Military Affiliated Students will provide two scholarships of $ 2,500 to veteran students or military spouses attending Ohio University starting in the fall semester. Fiserv is a global provider of payment technologies and financial services with
“Fiserv has an ongoing relationship with Ohio University and this scholarship is another extension of our partnership. We employ many alumni and consider hiring veterans a priority, so this scholarship was a natural fit, ”said Anthony S. Marino, executive vice president and director of human resources at Fiserv and a University graduate. from Ohio in 1985.
The Veterans and Military Students Service Center strives to support and advocate for veterans and military-affiliated students in their transition to Ohio University and their pursuit of intellectual and personal development.
“We couldn’t be happier,” said Terry St. Peter, director of Brigadier General James M. Abraham-Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield of Ohio University. “Scholarships like these fill a significant gap in college funding for veteran and military students. Many people believe that college funding for veterans covers everything, but that is simply not the case, especially for junior and senior students, who may have exhausted their veterans’ education benefits for the sake of it. a number of reasons.
The Fiserv Salutes initiative aims to make the company an employer of choice for veterans and military spouses, and a provider of a full suite of business solutions for veteran-owned businesses. Fiserv has been consistently ranked among the Military Times “Best for Vets: Employers” rankings and was named a five-star employer in the VETS Indexes Employer Award, recognizing the company’s commitment to veteran employment.
In addition to the scholarship, Fiserv will provide recipients and applicants with opportunities to fill internship and analyst positions in the company.
Scholarship applications will be available after January 1, 2022, with an award date in late spring. A joint presentation is also planned in coordination with Fiserv to launch the scholarship.