Vet organization helps students attend UAB


Current or former members of the United States military who enroll in degree-granting programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will get a little extra financial help. {}Vets-4-Vets has donated a gift of $10,000 for those students. {}This first gift is establishing a permanent endowment at UAB. {}Vettes-4-Vets is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 and composed of Corvette owners from Alabama dedicated to helping veterans, current military personnel, and their families in times of need."This partnership will provide educational and financial support to America's military men and women and will be critical to their ability to achieve a higher education after their military career," says Brent Gage, Ph.D., associate provost for enrollment management at UAB.Priority consideration for scholarship awards will go to those who have served in a theater of war, have received the Medal of Honor or Purple Heart, have received a severe injury or are the recipient of other major service citations. All donations for the award, whether given to Vettes-4-Vets or directly to UAB, are fully tax-deductible. {}"Vettes-4-Vets is committed to growing this endowment, and the organization and its generous members have pledged to raise $100,000 to enhance the support the endowment will provide to deserving recipients," says John O'Malley, Vettes-4-Vets board member. {}Vettes-4-Vets will hold a major fundraiser each Memorial Day at the Talladega Superspeedway. {}{}