KAMO Adventures Veteran Scholarship Fund
We provide education opportunities for veterans and their families through two scholarship funds .
John Campbell is a current senior working on a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art at UMKC. He graduated from high school in May 2008. He immediately enlisted and served in the Marine Corps from 2008-2014. While in the Marine Corps, he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After returning from deployment, he found he suffers from PTSD. due to his experiences as a Marine, he has decided to pursue Art. He knows that it is a rare path for veterans, but he wants to show the world how "our drive to influence the art field." He wants to use are to help other veterans with disabilities ... depression, anxiety, PTSD ... see how art can save their lives. John said, "If I can reach out and positively change someone's view on life, then I am doing my job as a Marine and paying respect to the Fallen Marines."
For more information about Veteran Benefits at UMKC and this scholarship, please visit the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
The UMKC Scholarship is a $5,000 Scholarship established in the Spring 2016. One hundred percent of the fund will be distributed to help Veterans with tuition, books, and educational expenses.
The KU Scholarship is a $5,000 Scholarship established in the Fall of 2014. One hundred percent of the fund will be distributed to help Veterans with tuition, books, and educational expenses.
2018-2019: JR Cadwallader
Served in the US Marine Corps for eight years, including one tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Sergeant before being medically discharged due to injuries sustained overseas (dislocation of both shoulders, injured cervical spine and torn knee meniscus while performing combat operations. Cadwallader is a first-generation college student, and a current MBA candidate at the University of Kansas School of Business. He served as President of the KU Student Veterans of America Chapter in 2017-2018. He remains highly active in mentoring new student veterans.
2015: Corey Leach
Corey grew up in Olathe, KS and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2011. While on a foot patrol in Afghanistan, he stepped into an IED blast zone and suffered severe injuries to his neck, left eye, shoulders, and left leg. After medically retiring from the Army in 2014, he entered KU majoring in exercise science. His goal is to become a physical therapist working with veterans and athletes.
2014: Tim Hornik
A native of Chicago, Tim is a retired U.S. Army captain and president of the Kansas Regional Group of the Blinded Veterans Association. In 2004, while serving in Iraq as an air defense artillery platoon leader, Tim was shot and subsequently left blinded. Despite his injuries, he earned a master's degree in social work from KU in 2010 and will pursue a doctorate in therapeutic science starting in the fall. He plans to use his degree, along with his considerable social work case management experience, to assist and advocate for disabled veterans.
For more information about Veteran Benefits at KU and this scholarship, please visit the University of Kansas.