Academic Success Program

The program offers opportunities to veteran students to participate in veteran-centric tutoring in math and English. It is the veteran students’ responsibility to pay tuition for a tutoring related course, if they wish to register for the class. These courses are not GI Bill benefit eligible. In addition, some colleges use tutors instead of offering specific developmental courses. In either case, S.E.E.4VETS grants funds to community colleges that provide math and English tutoring. The veteran-centric tutoring is provided on a one‐on‐one 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. Thus, S.E.E.4VETS provides bridge funding in the form of scholarships for veterans who successfully complete the VUB program.

Access Funds Programs

Financial struggles are universal conundrums 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.

Vets-Helping-Vets Program

One program of work is veteran students connecting with employers. The focus is on building student veteran rapport and to discuss the challenges and stigmas veterans face transitioning out of the military to civilian employment. The objective then is to ingrain confidence in them presenting themselves to prospective employers. The dynamics of the program, which are resume construction and interviewing pointers, would satisfy the objective.

 

Special Events

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 Ancala Country Club. More importantly, proceeds from these wonderful events fund S.E.E.4VETS programs at community colleges. The 2022 schedule is:

  1. TPC -Scottsdale (Champions Course) May 13, 2022
  2. Location (tbd) early November 2022
  3. Ancala Country Club, late November 2022

Financial Information

Previous year financial data and information appears on the website as a sub-heading, 2021 Performance. In addition, S.E.E.4VETS has filed with the IRS submitting 2021 Form 990 EZ and related forms.

The organization produced another milestone year ensuring student veterans “persisted and advanced” in their educational journey. Ninety-three (93) student veterans benefited either from scholarships, tutoring or education-related expense offsets.

Our Grant disbursements exceeded plan by $12,710 and stood at $125,310.

Montana State University, Northern, Billings, MT… operates a state-wide, federally funded Veterans Upward Bound project in the state of Montana. The “bridge funding” serves as a head start for veterans to enroll at a community college of their choice. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $7200 for academic year 2021-22. Twelve (12) veterans will benefit from the funding.

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Redlands Community College, El Reno, OK… operates the federally fund Veteran Upward Bound project in the state of Oklahoma. The “bridge funding” serves as a head start for veterans to enroll at a community college of their choice. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $2500 for academic year 2021-22. Three (3) veterans will benefit from the funding.

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Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ…established a Stars & Strip Scholarship program. Student veterans enrolled in a degree or certificate program (Academic or CTE program) during academic year 2021-2022 might be eligible for scholarships. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $7600.

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Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ…offers student veterans 3-different S.E.E.4VETS funded programs: Tutoring, Expense offsets – education related and emergence relief.

S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $3000 for the tutoring program and $2500 emergency relief fund. A extraordinary situation cause student veterans to pay for nursing program books…the expense offset was 65% of the cost per book. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $10420. Eight (8) student veterans benefited.

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College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID…makes available a Scholarship program for veterans. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $11088.

Awards for this scholarship will go to qualified VUB participants after successful completion of the VUB Program at BSU, and enrollment into a degree seeking CWI Academic or CTE program.

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University of New Mexico, Taos, NM…offers a crisis assistance program to student veterans. The program addresses the financial struggles student veterans face while enrolled in college. Use of funds is for basic needs such as technology expenses for online learning. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $3900.

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