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Here are some policies/resources you may find useful while attending CCSU. Click the tabs to see more information about the topic.

Scholarships

AFCEA Educational Fund 
The AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (to include Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education. Each scholarship award is $2,500.

Link: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/veteran.asp 

AMVETS Scholarships 
AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.

Link: http://www.amvets.org/

Fund for Veterans Education

The Fund for Veterans' Education will provide scholarships to help meet the cost associated with higher education for veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school.

Link: http://www.veteransfund.org/index.html  

Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The Military Scholar Program will assist those who honorably served during the OEF/OIF conflict.

Link: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm 

Troops to Teachers
The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel in our nation’s classrooms. TTT Military to College Guide www.studentveterans.org 11 provide financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices.

Link: http://www.ProudToServeAgain.com  

VA MortgageCenter.com Scholarship
Mortgage Center.com is proud to now offer five bi-yearly $1,500 scholarships in conjunction with our Military Education Scholarship Program. The process and purpose is simple - many college students currently struggle to meet the financial requirements of pursuing their education, even with the help of financial aid and other scholarship programs. Our scholarships are awarded each year in May and November.

Link: http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html  

VFW Military Scholarships
The VFW's Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline.

Link: http://www.vfw.org/
Form: http://www.vfw.org/resources/pdf/militaryscholarship.pdf

SVA Scholarship Directory
For additional scholarships visit the Student Veterans of America’s website. 

Link: http://www.studentveterans.org/resourcelibrary/scholarships.php

Employment Help

Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Guardsmen and Reservists have the right to return to their civilian jobs following their return from service. Those who think they have been treated unfairly by their employers should contact:
Link: http://www.esgr.mil/
Phone: 1-800-336-4590

REALifelines
This is a joint project of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bethesda Naval Medical Hospital and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Link: www.dol.gov/vets/programs/real-life/main.htm
 

Career Command Post
CCP specializes in bringing transitioning active duty military personnel and armed forces veterans together with civilian employers hiring for executive, managerial, professional, technical, skilled and semi-skilled positions, from the Military Transition Group, Inc.
Link: http://www.quintcareers.com/former_military.html
 

Vet Biz
Learn more about starting your own business
Link: http://www.vetbiz.gov/
 

Patriot Express
SBA launches loan program to help veterans start businesses
Link: www.sba.gov/patriotexpress
 

Vet Jobs
Great resource for veterans and employers
Link: www.vetjobs.com
 

Recruit Military
Excellent source for help in finding jobs in corporate America
Link: http://www.recruitmilitary.com/

Veteran Employment
This website paired up with monster.com and allows you to search for jobs including jobs with security clearance
Link: www.veteranemployment.com
 

Military OneSource
Link: www.militaryonesource.com
 

Hire Veterans
Provides resume posting and several employment opportunities
Link: http://www.hireveterans.com/
 

Helmets to Hardhats
Started in 2003, this organization helps place military service members in construction field careers.
Link: www.helmetstohardhats.org/
 

Hire a Hero
Link: www.hireahero.com
 

Federal jobs search engine
This website allows you to search all available federal jobs throughout the world
Link: www.usajobs.gov
 

Veteran Employment Information
Link: www.opm.gov/veterans

From Combat to College

Step for Navigating the Transition from Deployment to College

 
1Start with a few courses to ease into the transition. If possible, choose a mix of courses that tap different skills and have varying amounts of reading and written assignments (e.g., math and English; science, music, social science).

2) Take notes during class and consider recording lectures. Helps to ensure that you stay on top of the material.

3) Studying: take notes, lots of breaks, find a study partner. Find a quiet and comfortable location and take notes while reading. This will help you to retain the information. Be sure to build in several short breaks, more if you find yourself easily distracted. Visit your college's academic services for more tips on studying.

4) Take advantage of the school’s resources such as academic services, tutoring, and counseling, veterans affairs office. If it's been several years since you were in school seek out the many academic and counseling resources available at your college.

5) Consider joining a student organization as a way to break down barriers to you and other students. In addition to joining the local student veterans club, you might consider getting involved in other on-campus activities. Such involvement may help you to feel more connected to other students and the larger campus community.

6) Recognize that others may not agree with you or understand your service in the military. Agree to disagree - nearly everyone has an opinion about the war and the military. Respectfully decline to answer any question that makes you feel uncomfortable.

7) Exercise will help reduce anxiety.

9) Learn to recognize your own signs of stress and seek help before you are overwhelmed.

10) Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat right – these habits will help keep you strong physically and mentally.
 

Suggestions adapted from: www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/veterans/soldtostudbro.htm

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