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Extra money for WKU Military students and dependents

  • June 18,2024
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We understand the value of our Military, and always have. The military is our backbone, which is why it's easy for us to find ways to support Military students' educational journey.

In 2023, we offered Western Kentucky University a three-year agreement to cover textbook costs for Military and Veteran students and their dependents for undergraduate and graduate programs. In total, this is a $15,000 commitment (spanning from 2023 to 2025) to the Textbooks for Troops program on campus.

While we're proud of what we can give to this group, we're continuously seeking ways to do even more. The Armed Forces Financial Network® announced an opportunity for organizations to apply for a $1,500 matching grant. Abound applied (to be used toward Abound's Textbook for Troops program) and our request was accepted and approved!

"Abound's partnership with WKU aligns with our mission to make more possible. This matching grant will help expand our impact to serve even more military-connected students," says Ray Springsteen, President/CEO of Abound Credit Union. "Abound is for helping our communities thrive and programs like these are vital for transitioning soliders and their families."

Abound's support of Textbooks for Troops is part of its larger pledge to provide $105,000 in financial support for various WKU programs including the Univerity's 2023-2025 Personal Finance Summer Camps, Celebration of the Arts Title Sponsorship and M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan transition program for incoming freshmen.