Fund Impact

Lindsay Clark | MCAT Prep Course


Lindsay served in the US Army for five years as an Arabic Linguist. She is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and intends to go to medical school once she is finished. She used her award from the Professional Development Fund to pay for an MCAT Prep Course so she could get the best scores possible to make her medical school application competitive.


Chad Kuhens | Unpaid Internship Support
Chad served in the US Army for five years as a Combat Engineer. He is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics. During the spring semester he took on an unpaid internship at the Department of Homeland Security and used his award from the Professional Development Fund to help pay basic living expenses and transportation costs.


Eric Wesner | GRE Prep Course


Eric served in the US Air Force for six years as a Tactical Air Controller. He is currently working on a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychological Science which he will finish this year in December and is applying to Doctoral programs. Eric used his award from the Professional Development Fund to take a GRE Prep Course to improve his score to be a competitive applicant for the Doctoral programs in his field of study.


Sara Feret | Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification
Sara served in the US Navy for eight years as a Cryptologic Technician that specialized in Shipboard Missile Defense. She is currently working to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. The certification will make her both more employable in the short term and more competitive for Physical Therapy Programs after she completes her undergraduate studies this year in December.


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