With 30 percent of our student body being current or former service members, Saint Leo University is committed to helping our military students obtain the education they want and have rightfully, selflessly, and bravely earned. Part of this commitment means taking the time this Veterans Day—and every Veterans Day—to honor our nation’s military history.
In a radio and television broadcast aired October 24, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower said:
“We must be strong at home if we are going to be strong abroad. We understand that. So we want to be strong at home in our morale or in our spirit, we want to be strong intellectually, in our education, in our and, where necessary, militarily.”
Here at Saint Leo University, we have a strong commitment to our military heritage. That’s why we do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for our nation’s veterans and active duty members to have access to a top quality higher education. However, we also realize that succeeding in life isn’t just a one person job.
As Gregg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs once said, “It’s not about any one person. You’ve got to get over yourself and realize that it takes a group to get this thing done.” Of course, he was likely talking about his basketball team when he made this statement, but the reality is that rising to the top in any area often requires relying on those that are closest to us in the process. That’s why we also make sure military spouses benefit at Saint Leo too. How?
The life of a military spouse is full of ambiguity. Where will I live next? How will the kids settle into a new city? How will I keep working if I’m settled at my current job? These questions are, in fact, in the military spouse’s mind at least once every two years. With such a nomadic lifestyle, the obstacle of finding work in each new city becomes a problem. But, what if we can strip down the location factor from the job hunt?
Higher education is the main propeller for those that are on the hunt for a more flexible work atmosphere and fortunately for you, the MyCAA scholarship can help.
It takes a special kind of person to step up and defend our country. A person who is selfless, courageous, and willing to set others needs before their own. This is precisely the kind of individual that Saint Leo University wants to give back to, which is what has earned them one of the top slots according to U.S. News & World Report’s list of top colleges for veterans.