July 1, 2016
Are VA Loan Rates and Costs Lower?
A loan rates are lower on average than other major loan programs. And Veterans can only be charged certain fees approved by the VA. Recent data shows how low rates and fees of the zero-down-payment loan program can be.Full story: military.com
It’s true that nearly 90 percent of all VA loans are obtained without a down payment. Naturally, one might assume that a zero down payment comes higher rates and costs compared to other types of home loans, right?
May 20, 2016
Top Of The World: Marine Amputee Makes History
A combat-wounded Marine veteran whose injuries in a 2011 blast in Afghanistan led to the amputation of his right leg below his knee made good on his third attempt to scale the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. He made the climb as part of "Operation Everest: 2016," a team assembled by The Heroes Project, a nonprofit group that sponsors climbing expeditions for wounded warriors and active-duty soldiers.Full story: militarytimes.com
May 20, 2016
The Face of PTSD - Documentary
A team of filmmakers vow to break down the stigma and stereotypes associated with post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans with a new documentary showcasing the success stories of those who’ve broken through the fog after war. “We believe that the mainstream media has chosen to go with stories that have shock value, rather than telling the stories of veterans who deal with the disorder but still lead highly productive lives,” said Derek Brown, director of “The Face of PTSD,” now in preproduction.Full story: militarytimes.com
April 26, 2016
Military & Veteran Success Center: Hours Extended 25-29 April 8a.m. - 10p.m.
The hours of operation for the Military & Veteran Success Center at UNL has been extended to 10:00 p.m. from Monday, 25 April to Friday, 29 April. On Tuesday-26 Apr & Wednesday-27 Apr Pizza & Snacks will be provided.Full story: vetsuccess.unl.edu
April 9, 2016
GMAT Strategy Workshop
The College of Business Administration will offer a GMAT Strategy Workshop from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.Full story: newsroom.unl.edu
Led by Stephanie Espy, founder and president of Atlanta-based MathSP Strategies and Problem-Solving.
The workshop prepares prospective graduate students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
April 1, 2016
The Fremont Area Marine Corps League Detachment 1275 Educational Grant
MARINE CORPS LEAGUEFull story: vetsuccess.unl.edu
STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARINE CORPS LEAGUE EDUCATIONAL
The Fremont Area Marine Corps League Detachment 1275 will be awarding
educational assistance grants to active duty, reserve, or retired Marines and former
Marines, and Navy Hospital Corpsmen or Navy Chaplains who served with the Fleet
Marine Force, as well as their current spouses, children, or stepchildren. Grants will
be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year. This letter contains information on
qualifying for a Marine Corps League Detachment 1275 grant and provides instructions
on the application process.
The Detachment 1275 educational assistance grants are not competitive. Any
student who meets the eligibility requirements listed below can receive up to $500 for
attending as a full-time student in an accredited Nebraska public or private 4-year
college or in a 2-year vocational school within the Nebraska Community College
system. Grants may be used for tuition, college fees, books or materials purchased
through a college account, or campus housing payments through a college account.
Payment will be made jointly to the student and college.
Detachment 1275 educational grants will be awarded so long as the Detachment
has foundation funds available. We estimate being able to award 20 grants for the
2016-17 academic year. If funds remain after the first semester grants are awarded,
students may apply for a grant for the second semester.
Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until the funds are
depleted so it is important for you to get your grant applications to us as soon as
possible. We recognize that you may not be able to document enrollment eligibility
until late summer. However, we encourage you to send your application to us this
spring to establish your residence and relationship eligibility and first-come, firstserved
position, and then send us the enrollment documentation when it becomes
available in the summer. Checks will be issued near the start of the 2016-17 academic
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS (Continued)
1. Residence Eligibility: You must have a home address (ie., permanent
address) in the school districts of Fremont, Arlington, Cedar
Bluffs, or North Bend; OR have graduated from one of the public or parochial
high schools in those districts; OR be the child or stepchild of a regular
member of Detachment 1275 regardless of residence. Some applicants may be
asked to provide proof of residence.
2. Service/Relationship Eligibility: You must be an active duty, reserve,
retired, or former Marine or Navy Hospital Corpsman or Chaplain who served
with the Fleet Marine Force, OR the current spouse, child or stepchild of such
a service member or veteran. The service member’s service must have been
under honorable conditions and proof of service and relationship must be
3. Enrollment Eligibility: The student must be enrolled on a full-time basis
in an accredited Nebraska 4-year college, public or private, or a vocational
school within the Nebraska Community College System for the first semester
of the 2016-17 academic year.
4. Documentation: You must complete the attached application form and
include the following documentation.
(a) Proof of your or your parent’s honorable service such as a DD-214
form showing service of honorable character, an honorable discharge
certificate or its equivalent, or proof of current active or reserve
(b) Proof of relationship to the Marine or eligible Navy personnel
described in #2 above. A birth certificate copy or other document
showing stepchild status.
(c) Proof of enrollment for the first semester of 2016-17 in a qualifying
college or vocational school on a full-time basis.
1. Grants may be used for tuition, college fees, books or materials purchased
through a college account, or campus housing payments through a college
2. Grants will be made jointly payable to the student and to the college
student billing or accounts payable office.
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS (Continued)
The application and supporting documentation can be mailed to:
Adjutant, Detachment 1275,
Fremont Area Marine Corps League,
P.O. Box 163,
Fremont, NE 68025
OR, Submitted by e-mail to: Adjutant, Detachment 1275 at:
The application and documentation of residence and relationship
eligibility should be sent as soon as possible to Detachment 1275 to
establish a first-come, first-served position. Documentation of
enrollment can be sent later, prior to grant payment.
Questions regarding the educational assistance grants can be addressed to:
James Havelka, Detachment Adjutant, at (402) 620-1705 or e-mail to:
Thank you for your assistance.
JAMES P. HAVELKA, Adjutant,
Fremont Area Marine Corps League Detachment 1275