University of California, Riverside

Operation Education

Mission and Vision

Operation Education - Helping Rebuild Lives

Our Mission

Support of disabled veterans is a value strongly held by the University of California, Riverside community – we know a college degree can lead to a new life and career opportunities. Therefore, we will provide the structure and the encouragement for these veterans to succeed in the classroom, on campus, in the community and ultimately in society by helping them complete a degree program of their choice.

Operation Education will help these veterans to be independent, provide for their families, and be productive members of society.

The Operation Education Scholarship Program at the University of California, Riverside honors and assists United States military personnel who have sustained severe and permanent disability while serving our country by providing the opportunity to attain a college degree. Our aim is to create a high quality, caring, learning environment and a sense of community for returning veterans and their families.

Our Vision

We hope that Operation Education Scholarship program at  UCR will serve as a blueprint for other institutions of higher learning. It is our desire to create interest and stimulate similar action among other college and universities, so that many veterans may take advantage of this opportunity to further their education.


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

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