Student Veteran Success Programs
The Math Success Scholarship program offers opportunities to 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. S.E.E.4Vets pays the tuition in the form of a scholarship. Our organization also pays in the form of Grants to community colleges that are providing math and English tutors, who assist student veterans in veteran services centers. These tutors provide one‐on‐one tutoring on a regular basis during spring and fall semesters.
Veteran Upward Bound Program
As a pre-college preparatory program, the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) mission is designed to help eligible veterans improve their academic skills before enrolling in a college, university, or technical school. Further, VUB services are free to veterans who meet program eligibility requirements defined by the Department of Education to participate. VUB participants are often the neediest veterans requiring transitional support to navigate and succeed in an academic setting. These veterans also need financial support to start and stay in higher education through graduation.
Financial struggles are a universal conundrum for student veterans. A recent student veterans panel discussion (Veterans Education Success, February 2018) shared how some of their colleagues are forced to drop out of college due to financial issues and that even with the GI Bill, making ends meet while in college is challenging. S.E.E.4VETS issues Grants to support incidental education‐related costs programs not covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or the College.
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.
Thanks to generous donors and committed players, S.E.E.4VETS is on a successful path with its golf tournaments, both west and east valley. Every year we improve our golf tournaments – TPC Scottsdale and The Wigwam. More importantly, proceeds from these wonderful events fund S.E.E.4VETS Student Veterans Success programs at Arizona Community Colleges. In 2019 we added two additional tournaments – Ancala CC and Superstition Mountain CC.
- TPC-Scottsdale will be held Friday, May 17, 2019.
- Superstition Mountain is planned for August 2019.
- Wigwam will be held Friday, November 22, 2019.
- Ancala is planned for November 2019.
- See Special Events navigation tab.
Previous year financial data and information appears on the website as a sub-heading, 2018 Performance. To date, the organization leadership is working on soliciting corporate sponsors and scheduling fundraising events throughout the State of Arizona.
Return on Investment
S.E.E.4VETS works closely with the colleges on effective use of funds. Our organization carefully analyzes the effectiveness of its initiatives, its funding, and provides oversight and consultation. Together, S.E.E4VETS and the college, establish metrics to measure impact on student veteran academic standing.