We are introducing this initiative to help fill in the gaps that our military enrolling or returning to college will face. We'll let the government handle the tuition and board and help our military with all the other things that add up to make college so expensive.


We have the ability to purchase new laptop computers via a veteran-owned business and another veteran IT business owner who can provide us with refurbished laptops.


We will focus on the items like books, laboratory fees, inkjet printers, graphing calculators, mini-refrigerators, and campus-related swipe cards for purchasing essentials on campus.


These items add up fast and many students have to load up credit cards to get essentials. Every situation will be vetted individually, the awards based on the government money being used and of course FASFA-related data.


The incidentals can add up to thousands of dollars. Laptops needs to be continually upgraded to keep pace with university programming and of high quality to run these programs expeditiously. 


There are many veterans who served and are headed off to college. We want to make their transition as easy as possible and reduce the fees that put them in financial duress.


I have completed the My GI Appropriations Estimate for a program, that if funded, would help a great many military students in the Cincinnati area. We are searching for the $79,950 it would take to fully fund this initiative.

Thank You Senator

Senator Joe Uecker took me to lunch when I was fourteen to discuss high level military service and a career in government service. He is a regular speaker at My GI Foundation banquets and is always ready to lend a hand to support my philanthropy and service to veterans. He has represented the 14th District since 2013 as a Republican member of the Ohio Senate.


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