GREENVILLE, S.C. – A Greenville man has started a scholarship endowment program aimed at helping veterans get needed funds to pursue vocational and skilled trades training that can lead to employment.
Ron Demonet, a veteran himself, started Veteran Scholarships Forever to help veterans transition back to civilian life quickly and successfully. Although there are government programs like the G.I. Bill, which help veterans get an education, these programs do not cover all types of training.
“Certified vocational and skilled trades programs can help veterans not only find employment quickly, but also lead to long-term careers,” Demonet said.
Demonet, who has created scholarship endowments in the past, said he created Veteran Scholarships Forever because of the high unemployment rates for those leaving military service. Nearly six million Americans have served in the military since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and almost 3.2 million of them are now civilians. That group’s unemployment rate is 9.9 percent — while the rest of the nation is 7.9 percent.
“These men and women have served their country,” he said. “This program will help them build a better life moving forward.”
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Veteran Scholarships Forever […]