Financial Assistance Programs
Brighton Marine provides financial support to our Veterans in a place of need and youths who demonstrate exceptional leadership and academics.
Brighton Marine Homeless Veterans' Endowment Fund
The Board of Directors of Brighton Marine Health Center approved an initiative on July 30, 2015 to establish an endowment fund of $200,000 to reduce Veterans’ homelessness in and around Boston. The Homeless Veterans’ Endowment Fund is used to assist Veterans by funding expenses associated with obtaining housing that have not been met by public or other financing programs.
The goal of this fund is to assist agencies with funding gaps associated with placement of homeless Veterans in permanent housing using a VASH Certificate subsidy.
Costs considered under this fund are:
Past utility debt
Pro-rated rent gaps up to 15 days
Veteran’s portion of first month rent
The focus area for the Fund has been defined as the Greater Boston Area. Placement of Veterans in housing should be focused in Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk or Plymouth Counties.
The maximum request allowance has been set at $2,000 per Veteran.
Veterans in Massachusetts
Homeless Veterans in Massachusetts
Veterans helped by the Brighton Marine Endowment Fund
Arthur Berg Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2012 and is named in honor of Arthur Berg who retired from Brighton Marine after 37 years of dedication and commitment to the organization. From 2012 to 2017, the scholarship was awarded to a student in the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Brighton High School who demonstrated outstanding leadership, community service and commitment to their education.
With the closing of the Brighton High School JROTC program in the 2017-2018 academic year, Brighton Marine realigned its scholarship to East Boston High School JROTC. The scholarship assists awardees in achieving further success as they continued their education after high school graduation.
Scholarship History & Considerations
Arthur Berg started with Brighton Marine Health Center, Inc. in 1975 after serving in the Navy. The military gave Arthur the discipline and character to work within the organization’s facilities department and eventually advance to direct the entire department over many successful years. His efforts and contributions helped to keep Brighton Marine, a non-profit organization, thriving.
The ideal candidate for this scholarship is expected to demonstrate the same notable characteristics as Arthur. Successful recipients demonstrate exceptional performance in JROTC, academics, community service and leadership.