VA Announces Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship Applications are open to veterans and their dependants. Image JMcCT

Submitted by Capt. (Ret) Alan Echt, Legislative Affairs Committee

The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship allows eligible veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill or dependents using the Fry Scholarship to get added benefits. This scholarship provides up to nine months (or $30,000) of benefits for training in high-demand fields. 

The VA is authorized to administer the Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship Program, under Section 111 of Public Law 115-48 added new Section 3320 to title 38, U.S.C. 3320.

Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply here: https://www.va.gov/education/other-va-education-benefits/stem-scholarship.

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A Red Cross volunteer during the First World War, Edith Nourse Rogers led efforts to care for disabled veterans during the Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover administrations. She was elected to the 69th Congress in 1925 to complete her late husband’s unfinished term and went on to win 17 more elections, becoming the longest serving woman in the history of the House of Representatives until she was surpassed in 2012 by Rep. Barbara Mikulski. 

Rogers introduced legislation to establish the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps at the outset of World War II and drafted a major portion of the G.I. Bill of Rights. She also supported equal pay for equal work, opposed child labor, and backed the 48-hour work week for women.

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