Incubating Math-Veteran Student Success
A Math Success Scholarship program for the veteran student population evolved in working with Maricopa Community Colleges. This program offers opportunities for veteran students to enroll in a Math structured tutor class. Because the course is not GI Bill benefit eligible, it is the veteran students’ responsibility to pay the tuition if they wish to register for this class. Implementing the Math Success Scholarship program, S.E.E.4Vets would pay the tuition with the understanding that the veteran students must academically perform at B grade or better. Read about the programs on this page under Return on Investment heading.
Veteran Student Networking Success
One program of work is veteran students connecting with employers. The goal is to provide opportunities for veteran students to engage with local employers, and for employers to develop a greater understanding of the culture, talents and skills of the student veterans. We want to encourage employers to network with students, share information about their industries and potential employment opportunities, including internships and mentoring at their place of business.
The success of our 2016 third annual golf tournaments, both west and east valley, make it possible for us to further improve our annual golf tournaments at the TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course and The Wigwam Golf Course. Proceeds from these events fund S.E.E.4Vets Success programs at Community Colleges.
- Our west valley Fourth Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at The Wigwam. See Special Events navigation tab.
Previous year financial data and information appears as a sub-heading, 2016 Performance, on the website. To date, the organization leadership is working on soliciting corporate sponsors and scheduling fundraising events throughout the State of Arizona.
Return on Investment
An important element for success will be careful analysis of the effectiveness of its initiatives, oversight and the metrics to determine the impact on student veteran academic program completion, and effects on quality of campus life. In addition, S.E.E.4Vets is financially supporting structured tutoring-type programs and performance-based scholarships, and supporting the improvement/expansion of veteran services centers. Veteran students must demonstrate strong academic performance to be eligible for the scholarship funds.
S.E.E.4Vets pledged $13,960 to Central Arizona College (CAC),for their proposed project, which is to establish a dedicated Veterans Service Center exclusively for veterans, active military, and their families at CAC. This space would provide them with the opportunity to connect with peers and engage with dedicated Veterans Services staff in a welcoming and collegial environment.
S.E.E.4Vets disbursed funds to veterans enrolled in the Yavapai Community College, Veteran Upward Bound (VUB) program. The mission of the VUB program is to assist eligible student veterans to prepare for entrance into postsecondary education (PSE) at a college, university, or technical school of their choosing and not only entrance into Yavapai Community College . Our organization pledged $9000 of which $3000 was the first installment.To date, ten (10) veterans completed the Veteran Upward Bound eligibility criteria to be awarded scholarships.
S.E.E.4Vets disbursed funds for Coconino Community College, Veteran Services Center improvements. The existing office space would expand and include areas where veterans can work on assignments, gather for meetings and socialize. By creating camaraderie at school, the thinking is that students who receive veteran’s services will be more likely to continue in their studies and complete degrees and certificates at CCC and beyond. Our organization’s portion of the funded project was $10,040.The dedication and grand opening of the Veteran Services Center is planned for September 8, 2017.
S.E.E.4Vets held another remarkable golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale, in part because of our generous sponsors, such as the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The organization achieved a higher level of financial success than the previous year, and players had fun as well. Nearly all the players finished approx. 5pm (4-hour round). Scottsdale Mayor Lane welcomed the players and Eli Crane, Founder, President/CEO, Bottle Breacher was the featured speaker. In addition, photographer Mathew McGraw took terrific photos. Further, having the buffet style setup on the patio made it easier for people to serve themselves. A special thanks to Toro Restaurant & Rum Bar for their high-quality food and outstanding service.