September 13, 1952

GI BILL—1952

JAMA. 1952;150(2):140-141. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680020074012

New educational subsidies for veterans are now provided by the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, passed by Congress on July 4, 1952. Subsidies are offered to men and women who have been deprived of educational or vocational training by being called to active service with the armed forces. A significant feature of the new bill is that all funds are paid directly to the veteran, who is then responsible for paying fees to the institution in which he is enrolled. Thus there is established for the first time a direct scholarship relationship between the federal government and the veteran.1

Another important feature is that the veteran must select a definite educational or vocational objective and is required to select a program of education or training leading toward that objective. A corollary to this emphasis on the pursuit of worth-while educational goals is the specific exclusion of such avocational

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