Law student earns VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship

Ed Tjaden (left) speaks as Robert A. McDonald, former secretary of Veterans Affairs, looks on during the WUVets Veterans Day Celebration. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

Edward Tjaden, a third-year student at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, has been awarded a Veterans of Foreign Wars-Student Veterans of America Legislative Fellowship, a semester-long academic experience. 

Tjaden is president of  WUVets, the student veterans organization. As a fellow, he will meet with policymakers at the VFW National Legislative Conference  in Washington, D.C., in March. Tjaden has proposed that Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment incorporate a peer-mentoring program for student veterans.

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