Portfolio of Programs
Tutoring & Scholarships
The program offers opportunities to veteran students to participate in veteran-centric tutoring in math and English. Remedial-related courses are not GI Bill benefit eligible. Scholarships offer veteran students funds to augment GI Bill benefits and minimize out-of-pocket expenses
Veteran Upward Bound
Scholarships are offered to veterans, once they successfully complete the pre-college preparatory program, and enroll in an institution of higher learning. Program helps eligible veterans improve their academic skills before enrolling in a college, university, or technical school
The scholarship offering serves as an incentive to attract and retain student veterans in the STEM program of study. The other scholarships offering serves to support veteran students in pursuit of an IT or Cybersecurity certificate
Education-related expense programs funds programs, not covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or the College, which reduces a student veteran’s overall financial burden.
Emergency financial relief program funds programs, which address everyday living expenses such as food, rent, auto repairs, and utilities.
Strategy is to self-fund veteran-centric programs by establishing endowed funds. The funds lives in perpetuity, and for: Earning interest; Garnering community support; Conveying sustainability; Establishing a S.E.E.4VETS legacy.
Veteran Services Centers
S.E.E.4VETS provides partial funding to community colleges to establish a veteran services centers, which tend to foster a climate of success.
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.
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:
- TPC -Scottsdale (Champions Course) May 13, 2022
- Wigwam Golf Course (Red Course) November 11, 2022
- Ancala Country Club, November 28, 2022
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 $112,610 and stood at $125,310.
Institutions of higher learning receiving funds in 2022
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN… operates a federally funded Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) project in the state of Tennessee. The S.E.E.4VETS Scholarship established a fund for veteran participants who complete the VUB program. The bridge funding serves as a head start for veterans to enroll in an institution of higher learning of their choice. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $9,500 for academic year 2022-2023.
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 an institution of higher learning of their choice. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $7200 for academic year 2021-22. Twelve (12) veterans will benefit from the funding.
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 an institution of higher learning of their their choice. S.E.E.4VETS disbursed $2500 for academic year 2021-22. Three (3) veterans will benefit from the funding.
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.
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.
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.
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.