The Bass Military Scholars Program at Vanderbilt University welcomed nine scholars to its second cohort of student-veterans pursuing graduate and professional studies programs in Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Business. Evan Kowalski ’14 joins U.S. Military Academy West Point graduate and current Bass Military Scholar, CPT Devin T. Adams ’13, as the second West Point alum to join the program. Kowalski is pursuing a J.D. with plans to become involved in international law.
In addition to a $25,000 per year scholarship, the program encourages scholars to engage the student community and foster military-civilian exchanges. Kowalski is excited to work with students at Vanderbilt and hopes to impart values he has gained through his experiences at West Point and in the Army. He believes there are many lessons to share regardless of one’s career ambitions, such as the importance of integrity and personal courage.
The scholars are extending their service beyond their uniform in the vibrant city of Nashville as part of a distinguished institution in a program unlike any other in graduate and professional studies. The program offers talented veterans like Adams and Kowalski the opportunity to achieve education goals and support the talented Vanderbilt community of students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about the Bass Military Scholars Program visit vu.edu/bass-scholars.