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Veteran News

December, 2020
  • QCC's Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden and her granddaugher Ashlyn McCarty
    QCC's Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden and her granddaugher Ashlyn McCarty display cards created for veterans by students at the Amvets Elementary School.
  • QCC's Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden and her granddaugher Ashlyn McCarty
    QCC's Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden and her granddaugher Ashlyn McCarty deliver holiday cards to veterans at the Bristol Veterans Home.

 Student Veteran Awarded $500 BBB Scholarship

The holiday season was a little bit brighter for QCC student Jonathan Niles who received an early holiday gift. He was chosen as one of the recipients of the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2020 Veteran and Service Member Textbook Scholarship Program. The scholarship program awards $500 to a veteran or service member student attending a university or college within BBB's service area of Central and Western Massachusetts and Northeast Connecticut. QCC has always had a scholarship winner since the program began.

Mr. Niles, an Army veteran and general studies major, received $500 to be used to help cover the cost of text books. To be eligible for the textbook scholarship, students were tested on their financial literacy through an online quiz. The scholarship is funded locally in part by BBB Accredited Businesses and in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, BBB's Military Line.

Messages of Thanks 

Once again, QCC’s Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden, worked with Amvets Elementary School in North Attleboro to make the holidays a little bit brighter for some veterans.The students made cards honoring veterans and Ms. Ogden dropped them off to the Bristol Veterans Home located in Bristol, RI.

 

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