Disney Supports Student Veterans of America with New Scholarship Program


2013 was a landmark year for Disney’s Heroes Work Here initiative.

In early March, we expanded our goal to hire an additional 1,000 veterans through 2015, and to date, since March 2012, have hired more than 2,900 veterans. Just a couple months ago, the Company also built on its commitment to assist servicemen and servicewoman in their transition to civilian life with the inaugural Veterans Institute. The complimentary day-long workshop gathered hundreds of businesses of all sizes for a singular, important mission: help companies build effective veteran-hiring programs of their own based on Disney’s success story.

To kick off the New Year, Disney is lending its support to a very special group of hardworking and dedicated people—our student veterans. In partnership with Student Veterans of America (SVA), a leading organization that assists military veterans succeed in higher education and beyond, we’re excited to announce that Heroes Work Here will award three $10,000 scholarships to student veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Along with the monetary award, recipients will be guaranteed an interview for an internship with The Walt Disney Company.

“SVA is proud to launch these STEM scholarships with Disney,” SVA CEO and President D. Wayne Robinson says. “From hosting a private reception for SVA at our 2013 National Conference to hiring hundreds of veterans through the Heroes Work Here campaign, it is clear that Disney recognizes the value of a well-trained, well-educated veterans. We at SVA look forward to a long partnership with one of America’s most respected companies.”

If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for the Disney-SVA Scholarship, please click here for more information. The deadline to submit applications for consideration is April 1 (11:59 p.m. EST).

“Employ excellence. Hire veterans.” This new scholarship program not only honors theHeroes Work Here motto, it will also provide an emerging group of bright and enthusiastic professionals with the financial support they need to achieve their dream careers.