University of California, Riverside

Operation Education


Operation Education - Helping Rebuild Lives

Operation Education — Providing the Opportunity for a College Degree

Operation Education at the University of California, Riverside, provides assistance to United States military veterans who have sustained a severe and permanent injury while serving our nation since September 11, 2001. Recipients must meet the requirement of the University of California, Riverside for admission as a degree-seeking student.

Based on a successful program created by Dr. Karen White at the University of Idaho in 2006, Operation Education seeks to support those who have bravely served us by providing them with the means to pursue a college degree and start the next phase of their lives.

 Support Operation Education

Making a donation to Operation Education is a great way for civilians to honor the service and sacrifices of U.S. military veterans and their families.

Learn how you can make a difference.

 Apply for the Operation Education Scholarship

The Operation Education program is open to eligible veterans.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

What Does Operation Education Provide?

Academic Support

Services provided to students may include:

  • Supplemental tutoring
  • Adaptive equipment, including computer hardware and voice recognition software
  • Classroom and testing accommodations
  • Disability management counseling

The program also offers assistance through mentoring, internships and job placement services.

Financial Support

Operation Education provides scholarship assistance to students. This financial assistance may include:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books
  • Living expenses

Home and Social Support

Operation Education may include additional support outside of the classroom, such as:

  • Housing and transportation
  • Childcare
  • Personal and family counseling services

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Financial Aid Office — VA School Certifying Official
900 University Ave.
2106 Student Services Building
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-6162
E-mail: [email protected]

To make a donation:
Jan Forrester
Director of Student, Parent, & Faculty Initiatives
Tel: (951) 827-5671