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  • April 24, 2017

    SVA Calls on Congress to Expand the GI Bill and Secure it for Future Generations

    Washington, D.C – Student Veterans of America (SVA) announced today that it supports a lifetime GI Bill® for service members, along with other policy proposals to expand the GI Bill by $3 billion over the next ten years.

    Since the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, SVA has been working with a coalition of higher education and veteran organizations to improve the GI Bill for generations to come, including discussions that began in 2016 with the veteran community about a contribution component.

    Full story: studentveterans.org

  • April 7, 2017

    100th Anniversary of US entering WWI

    "One-hundred years ago the United States formally entered the “War To End All Wars”. Check out this historic video."

    Full story: military.com

  • March 30, 2017

    Thomas Hudner Jr. intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside near that of fellow pilot Jesse L. Brown

    "Nearly 70 years ago, during a search-and-destroy mission in Korea's Chosin Reservoir, Thomas Hudner Jr. intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside near that of fellow pilot Jesse L. Brown -- the first African-American pilot in the Navy -- in an attempt to rescue the injured man.

    On Saturday, the former Naval aviator -- the last surviving Korean War Medal of Honor recipient -- will be honored at Bath Iron Works during the christening of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer bearing his name."

    Full story: military.com

  • March 1, 2017

    Compared to their peers, the millions of student veterans who have and are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill since 2009 are the unknown high achievers in higher education.

    "Compared to their peers, the millions of student veterans who have and are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill since 2009 are the unknown high achievers in higher education. They will become the next doctors, computer engineers, scientists, and business leaders our country needs.

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    In a research project called the National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST), SVA identified the many ways student veterans are outperforming their peers based on success rates, degree-types, and graduation.

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    They are more likely to graduate and to earn a degree in emerging fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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    “These results demonstrate that student veterans are talent hiding in plain sight on campuses nationwide. We intend to use NVEST and additional research to make the case for why post-secondary schools should be doing more to recruit these high achieving-individuals. No other organization is better placed to affect change on their behalf than SVA,” said Mr. Jared Lyon, SVA’s President and CEO. "

    Full story: nvest.studentveterans.org

  • February 9, 2017

    The Fisher House Foundation Scholarship - 17 February DEADLINE

    The Fisher House Foundation is honored to be involved with the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university. The goal of the scholarship program is to award a minimum of one $2,000 scholarship at each commissary location that receives applications from students who meet all of the eligibility requirements. A total of 700 scholarship grants will be awarded for the school year 2017-18.

    Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is established as the national not-for-profit organization to assist in the coordination of private support and encourage public support for the Fisher House program.

    Eligibility:

    Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active military duty personnel, reserve/guard, and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship.
    Dependent children of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Public Health Service, other federal or military related agencies or activities, or DoD civilian employees are not eligible unless they meet the above requirement.
    Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall term of 2016.
    Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree or who are enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible.
    High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
    College applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.

    Full story: usascholarships.com

  • February 3, 2017

    Six Business Skills Every New Graduate Needs to Develop

    Some of the skills are listed below:

    People Skills
    Public Speaking
    Handling Tense Interactions:
    Teamwork
    Career-Management Skills
    Humility and Patience
    Staying Informed
    Time Management:

    Full story: military.com

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