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Student Veterans of America

 

Student Veterans of America

About SVA

A group for Veterans by veterans. Today's veterans face numerous obstacles in their path of attaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to feeling like an outsider amongst 18 year old traditional students to a lack of understanding by university faculty. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree can be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. Student Veterans of America (SVA) works to help students over some these obstacles. 

 

How to Get Involved

Visit SVA OrgSync page

Email: sva.davenport@gmail.com

Check us out on Facebook

Visit the National SVA Website

 

Purpose

To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.  Specifically, assist Veterans with the transition into student life.  Offer people with the same interests and experiences a place to meet and develop a support network which will provide resources, information on benefits,  and support in the hardships of transitioning back into civilian life.

Advisors

Amy Kline, Assistant Director of Student Services, 616-554-5310, akline3@davenport.edu

Kian O'Donohue, Military Admission Representative, 734-943-2813, kian.odonohue@davenport.edu

 

Events

Fall 2014 First meeting of the year: Thursday 09/25/2014 11:00 am in the Panther Den 

Scholarships

Google-SVA Scholarship Student Veterans of America & Google have partnered to provide eight (8) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans. Eligible students must be pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field. 

Pat Tillman Military Scholarship Open to current service members, veterans, and spouses of such. Must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student. Application deadline: Friday, February 15 at 11:59:59 PM PST.