Harnessing the full potential of our disabled veterans
Up to one in five veterans are discharged due to disabilities. Once they leave military life, their transferable skills - developed in a unique environment that demands excellence, accomplishment and personal growth - can make a huge contribution both socially and economically. University study can empower veterans to unlock their potential for new purposes - such as meeting the UK’s urgent need for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) graduates.
The OU’s Open up the Future campaign is dedicated to empowering students with the knowledge to transform their lives - and this includes our veterans community. The Disabled Veterans’ Scholarship Fund - the first of its kind in the UK - will ensure that, if disability means veterans can no longer serve, they are empowered to rewrite their own futures. With your support, veterans will be able to study at undergraduate level for free, with specialist support for disabilities, allowing them to develop their skills, knowledge and experience, and ultimately, to dream new dreams.
The Open University will be accepting applications for the Disabled Veterans' Scholarships Fund from Spring 2018.