The Ohio University Military and Veteran Student Services Center and Fiserv, one of the world’s leading providers of payment technology and financial services with a significant presence in Ohio, announced a joint scholarship for the year University 2022 at Ohio University.
The Fiserv Veterans and Affiliate Military Scholarship will provide two scholarships of $ 2,500 to veteran students or military spouses attending Ohio University starting in fall 2022.
“Fiserv has an ongoing relationship with Ohio University and this scholarship is another extension of our partnership. We employ many alumni and consider hiring veterans a priority, so this scholarship was a natural fit, ”said Anthony S. Marino, executive vice president and director of human resources at Fiserv and a University graduate. from Ohio in 1985.
The awards are intended to promote the goal of supporting more than 750 veterans and military students, a goal of Ohio University and Fiserv. The scholarships give preference to students who are veterans or military spouses, enrolled or accepted for admission to the College of Business and / or the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and to junior or senior students.
“We couldn’t be happier,” said Terry St. Peter, director of Brigadier General James M. Abraham-Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield of Ohio University. “Scholarships like these fill a significant gap in college funding for veteran and military students. Many people believe that college funding for veterans covers everything, but that is simply not the case, especially for junior and senior students, who may have exhausted their veterans’ education benefits for the sake of it. a number of reasons.
The Veterans and Military Students Service Center strives to support and advocate for veterans and military-affiliated students in their transition to Ohio University and their pursuit of intellectual and personal development.
The Fiserv Salutes initiative aims to make the company an employer of choice for veterans and military spouses, and a provider of a full suite of business solutions for veteran-owned businesses. Fiserv has consistently ranked among the Military Times ranks “Best for Vets: Employers” and was named a Five Star Employer in the VETS Indexes Employer Award, uunderscoring the company’s commitment to employment of veterans. Ohio University is also ranked on the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” list for 2021.
In addition to the scholarship, Fiserv will provide recipients and applicants with opportunities to fill internship and analyst positions in the company.
Scholarship applications will be available after January 1, 2022, with an award date in late spring. A joint presentation is also planned in coordination with Fiserv to launch the scholarship.