Most Americans assume that the G.I. Bill guarantees U.S. Armed Forces personnel access to free post-secondary education. They are surprised to learn that active duty personnel, reservists, and Veterans have had to take out student loans to pay for college and/or trade school due to exclusions in the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, shortfalls from the old Montgomery G.I. Bill, and educational debt acquired prior to service. While there are military educational programs that help relieve this educational debt, not all veterans are covered under these programs.
Leave No Veteran Behind addresses this issue by taking private donations and applying them directly to Veterans’ student loan accounts paying off the debt in full. Veterans must have completed some form of higher education, suffer from economic hardship, and have student loans because they were not fully covered by existing educational programs. In return, all veterans helped through our program are required to give back through a community service project that leverages their military skills, civilian education, and lack of indebtedness so that they can continue to serve their nation.
Leave No Veteran Behind is the only non-profit organization in the nation working to address Veteran educational debt. The Leave No Veteran Behind retroactive scholarship keeps our promise to our veterans by investing in their future so that no veteran is left behind.