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Veterans who have served in the U.S. military after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and were on active duty at least 24 months are eligible for a special fellowship to spend 26 weeks at St. Bonaventure University.

The Mission Continues Fellowship aims to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder by helping veterans transition back into civilian life by focusing on service projects.

In the program, veterans complete 20 hours of service work per week. At St. Bonaventure, veterans will participate in BonaResponds, a volunteer organization that helps people in need after a disaster or on local projects in the community.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to work with someone and to make use of their leadership skills to advance BonaResponds,” said James Mahar, coordinator of BonaResponds and a finance professor at the university. “But at the same time we are also helping a veteran ease back into domestic society.”

Candidates must have a clean criminal record. The application deadline to apply for the 2015 Delta Class is July 6. For more information, contact Mahar at or visit