While DAV Auxiliary units actively participate in programs such as Americanism, Community Service, Junior Activities, Legislative, and VAVS (refer to the DAV Auxiliary Manual for details), two national programs rely on mandates and generous donations for special member assistance – Service Support Program and National Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Education Scholarship Program.
This program was established to assist those who find they are temporarily unable to meet outstanding financial obligations such as utility bills, mortgage payments, hospital bills, etc. One-time financial assistance up to, but not more than, $1,000 is available to Auxiliary senior members of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary who meet the established criteria. Assistance is limited to one grant per household. Must be an Auxiliary Member in good standing for at least one year and the amount granted shall be based on financial need, length of membership and funds available.
This program is funded by national mandates, but most importantly by the generous donations of our members, local units, and state departments. Without this funding the program would not exist and hundreds of members would not have benefited in their time of need.
To learn how you can help, contact DAV Auxiliary National Headquarters, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Toll free: 877.426.2838 ext. 4020.
Announcing a New Program – National Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Education Scholarship Program.
Since 1931, the DAV Auxiliary has proudly encouraged and assisted members of our organization to further their education. From that time until August 2010, the organization offered interest-free education loans to DAV Auxiliary life members.
The organization has developed an education scholarship program for life members of the DAV Auxiliary who are continuing their education at a college, university, or vocational school. Those full-time students who meet the established guidelines may qualify for a scholarship up to $1,500. Part-time students who meet the established guidelines may qualify for a scholarship up to $750.
Funding for this program comes from a designated portion of mandates paid by units and state departments, but it has been the generous support of our donors that has provided the opportunity for continued education. We all can truly make a difference!