USI Student Veterans Chapter Awarded Grant


The University of Southern Indiana chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA) has been awarded a $2000 grant from Bank of America and the SVA. This is the second consecutive year USI’s SVA chapter received the award to continue its work on campus supporting veterans and enriching the community.

“We are grateful to have attained this award for the second year. This grant is vital to the sustainability of our community projects to show our service to the community,” said Chaze Patrick, a graduate student in the Master of Public Administration Program and president of USI’s SVA chapter.

Chapter grants are designed to encourage student veterans to think about long-term sustainability of their chapters and develop the best possible strategies and plans. Chapter grants can be used to fund events, conference travel or purchases needed to enhance the experience for student veterans.

In addition, the USI chapter will represent the University during the National Business Plan competition at the 2018 SVA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas on January 5, 2018. USI students will compete with their drafted business plan for the organization.

The USI Student Veterans Association chapter was established in 2013 to advocate for student veterans, current service members and family members. There are currently 185 members that are a part of the SVA from various backgrounds.



SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is a grassroots coalition of more than 1,400 student veteran-led chapters, representing more than 550,000 veterans in higher education, across the country and around the world. The mission is to provide veterans with the resources and tools to go from successful service member to successful veteran by helping them make the best choices for their education and their future. The organization helps to create the most successful generation of veterans in American history. For more information, visit