Leidos UK announced its continued support of The Open University’s Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund. The Scholarship Fund gives disabled veterans across the United Kingdom the opportunity to access life-changing education free of charge. Leidos’ support will help provide 50 scholarships enabling disabled military veterans to study for free, and receive specialized disability support and career advice.
The Disabled Veterans' Scholarships Fund has so far awarded 105 scholarships since its launch in 2018. The scholarships are flexible to suit the needs and objectives of each applicant and can cover anything from introductory access modules, to an entire undergraduate or postgraduate qualification. The scholarship contribution builds upon Leidos’ support of the wider Armed Forces community in the United Kingdom to include the recently announced sponsorship agreements with the Army Rugby Union and the Armed Forces Winter Sports Association.
Damian Alexander, Vice President and Managing Director for Logistics, Leidos UK and Europe, said: “Leidos is committed to ensuring that those injured in military service have pathways to thrive in a post-military career. We are proud to contribute to this scholarship fund so that recipients have access to educational opportunities, develop relevant knowledge, and build a bright future”.
Jumar Johnson, Director of Development for The Open University said: “The Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund reflects our core values of education being open to all. The Fund Opens on the 18th of March and will offer another 50 disabled veterans, injured in, or due to, military service, access to free Open University education. We encourage veterans to explore the OU Community and apply for the available scholarships.”
Further information about the application process is available on The Open University Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund page found at: open.ac.uk/courses/choose/veterans.
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March 30, 2020