Our Goals

We want to see all scholarship-winning ROTC students receive full room and board grants to match their full-tuition grants.  We feel this benefit will allow Cornell to recruit the best of each generation's service-minded young Americans.

We also want to provide summer room and board grants to Veteran students not taking summer classes.  The Post-9/11 GI Bill only provides funding for students while they are enrolled in class.  Providing summer room and board to Veteran students will allow them to pursue summer experiences similar to their civilian peers: research, internships, travel, and preparation for graduate school to name a few.

Our Status

Big Red Vets is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated under Section 402 of New York State's Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.

Co-Founders/Board of Directors


Seamus Murphy


Seamus serves as our Chief Executive and Treasurer.  He is a former U.S. Army infantryman and works as a consultant.

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Robert Callahan

AB '14 College Scholar

Robert serves as our President.  He is on Active Duty as a Medical Service Corps Officer.

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Shaliya Dehipawala

AB '14 Mathematics

Shaliya serves as our Secretary.  He is a former Field Artillery Officer and pursuing an MBA.