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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. Come check out the Veterans Study Area in the Library!

 

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.

 

Events

DU SVA Golf Outing!

Come out and join the Davenport Student Veterans of America in the first SVA Golf Outing. Money raised from this event will be donated to the DU Veterans Scholarship Fund. Here is what you can expect:

  • Maximum of 30 teams allowed
  • 18 holes of golf with cart
  • Range balls included before start
  • 4-person scramble
  • Prizes for closest to the pin
  • Prizes for longest drive
  • Team gift
  • Silent auction
  • Grandiose of fun and camaraderie!
  • Food at the turn
  • Dinner at the 154 Legion (2327 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49519)
  • Sponsorship options are available for you to support the Davenport University veteran’s scholarship fund, increase awareness for veteran’s benefits, as well as promote your organization.

When: Saturday, July 12th, 2014.  (Check in @ 8:00am, shot gun start @ 9:00am)

Where: The Pines Golf Course Byron Center Ave. SE., Wyoming, MI 49519.

Questions: Contact Elijah Cooley.

Entry deadline is June 30. Register online by clicking here!

 

 

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.