Kure Beach, NC, native and Marine veteran Travis Laster wins $2,000 Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
- Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:39
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Minnesota State University, Mankato student awarded scholarship from Veterans United Foundation
Travis Laster, who served as a U.S. Marine for four years and attends Minnesota State University, Mankato, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Veterans United Foundation Scholarship Program. The program is supported by Veterans United Foundation, and $50,000 has been awarded from the scholarship program since 2007.
The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship Program’s primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding five bi-annual $2,000 scholarships. Laster, from Kure Beach, N.C., was one of five students nationwide to receive the round of awards.
Veterans United Foundation, the charitable arm of Veterans United Home Loans, is driven entirely by the company and its employees. Since starting the foundation Nov. 2011, the company and its employees have donated and pledged $6.2 million to meet its mission. Laster is pursuing a graduate degree in communication studies. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and plans to start his own non-profit to help at-risk youth. The spring round of scholarship applications are due by April 30, and applications will be available online beginning March 15.
About Veterans United Foundation - Veterans United Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families nationwide by supporting nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities and honor the sacrifices of those who served. It also provides individual donations to current and former military members in need.
About Veterans United Home Loans - Based in Columbia, Mo., Veterans United Home Loans is the nation’s No. 1 dedicated VA lender. The Missouri-based national lender financed more than $3.3 billion in loans in 2012. Its mission is to help veterans and active duty military members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service.