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 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) 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. According to a 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 Annual Golf tournaments. Every year we improve these tournaments at the TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course and The Wigwam Golf Course. Going forward, patriots have support to hold a social golf game to benefit S.E.E.4VETS. They will be held at Ancala Country Club in November and Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in August.
Equally importantly, proceeds from these wonderful events fund our organization’s Student Veterans Success programs.
- TPC-Scottsdale will be held Friday, May 15, 2019
- Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in August 2019
- Wigwam will be held Friday, November 22, 2019
- Ancala Country Club date in November 2019
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
Our organization works closely with community colleges on effective use of S.E.E.4VETS funds. We carefully analyze the effectiveness of the initiatives, our funding, and provide oversight and consultation. Together, S.E.E4VETS and the community colleges, establish metrics to measure impact on student veteran academic standing.
Mohave Community College (MCC), Kingman. Disbursed $8,521 to provide funds for computing equipment and furnishings for the Student Veteran Centers at two campuses – Kingman and Bullhead City. Tutoring services are offered at the centers.The Veterans Centers will all be in the campus libraries and are set aside exclusively for MCC students who are veterans, or family members of veterans.
Pima Community College, Tucson. Disbursed $5000 to support the ongoing math and English tutoring program for student veterans. Approximately 57 student veterans have taken advantage of the program to date, which is offered at the downtown campus in the veteran services center.
Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale. Disbursed $5000 to support the newly established Veterans Increasing Persistence Program (VIIP). It is for any veteran student who needs immediate financial support. Funds are available to address financial situations that could cause a student veteran to consider dropping out of EMCC for a semester or entirely.
Yavapai Community College, Prescott. Disbursed $3,750 to Veterans Upward Bound Program. TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program 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. The S.E.E.4VETS scholarships provide an incentive for participants to complete the VUB program insuring they are better prepared for college. Armed with an incentive to complete the VUB program, veterans will be more motivated to enroll at YC. A $500 scholarship is enough to cover up to six credit hours at YC, which are generally two courses. Approximately 15 veterans have been awarded scholarships to date.
Central Arizona College, Signal Peak Campus, Coolidge. Disbursed $3,960 to honor the $13,960 pledge. Funds would go to repurposing space, and completely furnishing a new veteran services center. A Veteran Services Center offers a “safe zone” and “true learning” environment. This environment is more suited for veterans, especially for combat veterans, than the general student population.
Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV. Disbursed $5,000 to Veterans Upward Bound Program. TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program 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. The S.E.E.4VETS scholarships provide an incentive for participants to complete the VUB program insuring they are better prepared for college.