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Student Veterans of America
Currently, our university's SVA group is seeking new members--and leaders. This group offers many opportunities for student and community outreach; SVA provides student veterans with resources and support in post-service life through higher education and professional development. You do not have to be military-affiliated to participate; this group is open to all ETSU students. This is a peer-based chapter with oversight from Veterans Affairs staff.
Anyone interested in participating in SVA is asked to please contact the VA Coordinator, Elsa Severijn (email@example.com).
If you are looking for extra income while pursuing your degree, check with our office for VA-specific work study positions first; if there isn't an opportunity with our office on campus, there may be an opening across the street at the VA medical center. Also available is the ETSU's Student Job Listing for additional options such as Federal Work Study and Academic Performance Scholarship jobs.
Veterans Upward Bound is a program that helps veterans receive basic instruction in pre-college or GED courses to help prepare them for college, technical, or vocational school enrollment, GED exam and career development. All services, books, supplies and instruction are provided FREE OF CHARGE to eligible veterans. Class assistance offered include: Grammar, Composition, Literature, Science, Basic Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math, Probability and Statistics, Spanish, Basic Computer Skills: Word, Advanced Computer Skills: Excel, and Computer Lab. Study Skills, Financial Aid and College Success workshops are also offered.
FirstMate allows you to grant someone view-only access to specific GoldLink pages that you authorize. Using their own email address and password, they will be able to see pages such as financial aid information and course schedules. You, the student, are in full control of what and when they are allowed to view your information.
NOTE: Though the FirstMate interface encourages accountability, it does not replace student responsibility; for example, students are still expected to initiate their own benefits process and turn in their own VA paperwork to our office each semester (unless presented with extenuating circumstances).
Helpful Resources found on the Web
To help current (and aspiring) student veterans and their families, this comprehensive guidebook serves two complementary purposes: To address the many challenges that college-bound veterans face daily, including those of a financial, social, academic, medical and geographic nature; and To provide valuable information and resources vetted by actual student veterans who have experienced (and overcome) these challenges first-hand.
The following guide provides key information for military members and veterans thinking about (or on the precipice of pursuing) a master’s degree. It dives into the educational benefits, financial options, the most in-demand programs and other considerations all current and former service members need to know before taking the first step toward graduate-level learning.
"Current and former military servicemembers and their spouses are eligible for millions of dollars in education-related financial aid every year. If you or your family member is active duty, a reservist, or a retired veteran, you will qualify for some form of financial aid, from privileged federal loans to grants.
This is our financial aid and scholarship guide for U.S. military servicemembers. As you compare these opportunities, keep in mind that some are exclusive. Be sure to check the eligibility terms of each award to see if you can qualify and claim more than one."