“It’s difficult to return to civilian life after war, and especially so if you’ve been severely wounded. We all must do what we can to ensure that the transition is smooth for those heroic men and women who have fought to secure our freedom.”
- Ron Chez, President, Chez Family Foundation
Building on its unique experience and landmark success in serving students with disabilities since 1948, the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is establishing a Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education that will open in fall 2015. Focused on helping wounded and injured veterans and their families successfully navigate the higher education landscape, this Center will provide comprehensive, integrated educational support services to veterans with a range of disabilities while they pursue academic degrees at the University of Illinois. Through a process of learning, self-discovery, and empowerment, veterans at the Center will make the transition from battlefield to college to career.
We are currently accepting applications for fall 2015. Please contact us for individualized guidance.