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ELeVATE - Catalyst for STEM Success for Veterans

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
39 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 31, at 11:59 PM EST
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We Need Your Support!

January 04, 2019

As you may know, HERL is conducting another campaign in support of the ELeVATE program. Since its inception, ELeVATE has proven to be an effective approach to easing the transition from active military to college student for our returning service men and women, and we’re looking to build on the success of previous cohorts.


We thank you for your dedication to our cause, and hope you’ll consider contributing to our current campaign through another generous donation or by spreading the word about the benefits of ELeVATE. 


The start of a new year always holds so much promise and we wish each of you the very best in 2019.


Please click here to make your 2019 gift!

“Thank You” from HERL Director, Dr. Rory A. Cooper:

February 01, 2018

"I wish to convey my heartfelt 'Thank you' for supporting the military veterans participating in ELeVATE. Your support makes this life changing program possible. 


America's military veterans are amazing individuals that have and continue to contribute to the betterment of our way of life.  However, the transition to civilian life and successful completion of a college degree or certificate comes with an entirely new set of challenges. Your contributions help these veterans succeed in a very tangible and necessary way.


I am sure that the ELeVATE participants will go on to even greater achievements; and you will have been part of their success. Thank you!"

We're in the Homestretch!

January 22, 2018

Well done! As we enter the homestretch, we want to extend our appreciation to everyone who has contributed to ELeVATE.  Our final goal is now within reach and we are confident that we’ll be successful in providing five more veterans with the support they deserve in their academic programs. 


Thank you!

Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2017

The faculty, staff, and students at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories extend our best wishes and Season’s Greetings to all!

The time of year to spread cheer…and the good work of ELeVATE

November 30, 2017

As the calendar flips to December, we enter the time of year when individuals and organizations consider making charitable donations.  To those who have contributed to our campaign, we say “Thank You”.  Your support of veterans and the ELeVATE program is greatly appreciated.

We understand there are many calls for your financial support during the holidays, and we’re grateful that you’ve chosen to support ELeVATE.  No contribution is too small – every dollar counts toward improving the life of a deserving veteran.  As such, we ask that you share the good work of ELeVATE with your family, friends, and co-workers and let them know of our campaign.

Below is a picture of HERL Director and Founder, Dr. Rory Cooper (center), and ELeVATE alums Jim Joseph (left) and Josh Marino (right) during a White House ceremony this past April in conjunction with the Wounded Warriors Project “Soldier Ride”.

Choose a giving level



Your contribution will allow a vet to take that first step towards a STEM Career.



A contribution at this level will cover the cost of program materials.



Your contribution will cover the cost of preparing a vet’s poster board presentation.



Your contribution at this level lets vets know they have a strong support network during their program.



A contribution at this level will help cover the training stipend provided to vets during ELeVATE.



You are a game-changer. Your contribution will be the catalyst for future success in a STEM field for a deserving veteran.



The servicemen and women who defend our liberties deserve our unwavering support. Your gift will honor their commitment to country and support them as they begin a new chapter in their lives.



Courage. Excellence. Character. Characteristics that define the soldier, and traits that will play an important role for former military as they enter college. Your gift signifies the highest level of respect and will instill confidence during and after their academic career.

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