WASHINGTON— The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. announced today that the application deadline for its legislative fellowship program for student veterans has been extended until Jan. 15, 2015 to allow more student veterans to make accommodations in their spring semester to participate.
The legislative fellowship is a new program developed in conjunction with Student Veterans of America (SVA) that will offer opportunities for up to 10 student veterans to join VFW advocates as they deliver the VFW’s 2015 legislative agenda directly to members of Congress in March.
Student veterans interested in the new VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship must complete an application package that includes an essay discussing one of the VFW’s Legislative Priority Goals, and how that priority goal applies to the veterans’ community at large. Selected fellows will then be flown to Washington, D.C., to storm Capitol Hill alongside fellow veterans’ advocates as part of the 2015 VFW Legislative Conference, March 1-5.
VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowships are open to currently-enrolled student veterans at SVA chapters nationwide. Candidates must also satisfy VFW membership criteria, which can be found here. For full details about the fellowship and to apply, visit: www.vfw.org/StudentFellowship.