Five years ago this, week with your support, we helped make the largest investment in veterans’ education since World War II a reality. The New GI Bill changed the course of an entire generation of veterans

Derek Coy

Derek Coy

City College of New York
Masters in Middle Eastern History
Class of 2012
USMC, 2004-2008

"Not only did the New GI Bill give me the chance to be the first person in my family to attend grad school, it also introduced me to IAVA--the organization that I now proudly work for and allowed me that opportunity."

Ryan Weemer

Ryan Weemer

University of Louisville
Psychology
USMC 2001 - 2005 and
2008 - 2009

“Post-9/11 GI Bill—It literally pays to get an education”

Jeff Hensley

Jeff Hensley

University of North Texas
MS in Counseling
U.S. Navy, 21-years, OIF veteran, Operation Southern Watch veteran

“The New GI Bill was the catalyst I needed to pursue a new career providing equine-assisted counseling for my fellow veterans. It was the advocacy of IAVA that led to this opportunity...and helped me find a new sense of purpose following my military service.”