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December 09, 2019
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educationSouthern Oregon University Veterans Resource Office
Computer Resources Center
Stevenson Union
541-552-6107
http://www.sou.edu/

Rogue Community College Veterans Office
Veterans (and certain dependents of veterans, Reservists, and Guard members) may be entitled to educational benefits from the Veterans Administration. Rogue Community College is state approved for the training of veterans and most of the programs offered by RCC have been approved by the VA.
541-245-7738
http://www.roguecc.edu/Financialaid/FA005.asp

US Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Education Financial Assistance for Veterans

The Spouse/Caregiver Scholarship Program
The program is offered by Hope For The Warriors to provide aid in continued education at a U.S. reputable, accredited university, college, or trade school for spouses/caregivers. Scholarships include Honorary Scholarship (awarded to those seeking graduate or post-graduate degree), New Beginnings Scholarship (awarded to those pursuing entry level classes or training), Restoring Family Scholarship (awarded to spouses of the Fallen), Restoring Hope Scholarship (awarded to an MSW Student), and Restoring Self Scholarship (awarded to those seeking any undergraduate degree). Caregiver and Military Spouse Scholarships are made payable to the scholarship recipient’s institution for payment of tuition, books and supplies. 

Folds of Honor
The Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. There are two types of scholarship programs; the Children’s Fund Scholarship (serving Kindergarten through 12th grade students) and the Higher Education Scholarship (serving those seeking a first bachelor’s degree or a certification at a post-secondary institution). Both types of the scholarships are based on “unmet need” and can be valued up to $5000. 

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) 
VET TEC is an innovative new pilot program that pairs eligible Veterans with market-leading Training Providers offering the high-tech training and skills development sought by employers. The program provides payment for classes and training by VA and a monthly housing stipend during the training. When accepted into the program, veterans are trained in one of the five areas (computer software, information science, computer programming, media application, or data processing) of high-tech training. Those who have at least one day of unexpired GI Bill entitlement, may be eligible for VET TEC. 

Student Veterans of America 
SVA is the nation’s premier organization for student veterans supporting them through their transition from the military, educational advancement and career growth. by delivering leadership trainings, scholarships, professional development resources, and other programs that have supported thousands of student veterans. 

Troops to Teachers 
Troops to Teachers program provides counseling and referral services for transitioning Service members and veterans to help them meet education and licensing requirements to teach and helps them with finding employment as a teacher when eligible. The assistance includes individualized counseling to assist participants in exploring and selecting the best pathway to teaching based on unique needs, goals, and skills; informed guidance on how to meet state teaching certification requirements and how to select a certification program; ongoing support and mentorship to assist participants in successfully transitioning to and thriving in a new career. 

Helmets to Hardhats 
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that provides National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with federally-approved apprenticeship training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. These apprenticeship programs are regulated and approved at both federal and state levels, so veterans can utilize their Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits to supplement their income while they are learning valuable skills and on the job training. 

Military Programs – Thomas Edison State University 
The programs help members of the US military and veterans prepare for a civilian career, advance their rank, or earn their degree while serving the country or using their GI Bill benefits. The University also offers military spouses and dependents a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that may be completed entirely through the University’s online and distance learning courses. 

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities – The Department of Defense 
The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is offered by the Department of Defense to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections. The Military OneSource Spouse Career Center is a major component of SECO and offers free, comprehensive coaching services to all eligible military spouses. 

Service to School 
Service to School is a non-profit organization aiming at preparing transitioning military veterans for their next chapter of leadership by helping them gain admission to the best college or graduate school possible.
The services include free application counseling, peer-to-peer guidance, and networking support through their over 500 volunteers, called “Ambassadors,” many of whom received Service to School’s counseling and support throughout the application process. 

Pat Tillman Foundation 
The Pat Tillman Foundation provides assistance to empower military service members, veterans and spouses who are making a difference in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education and the humanities. The Tillman Scholar programs include annual funding for academic expenses, including tuition, books, and living expenses; opportunities to advance knowledge, skills, and experience; and access to a community of high-performing peers, mentors and industry leaders. 

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families 
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance to provide on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members and their dependents. Military-connected students can get academic help on spot with live, expert tutors available 24/7.