Supporting Education for Returning Veterans (SERV) Program


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Purpose


The Supporting Education for Returning Veterans (SERV) program was designed to help veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, (Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF], Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]) and interested in obtaining a college degree majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, TMCF awarded sub-grants in the amount of $18,600 to three (3) specified member-schools to provide outreach, access information and subsequent support to facilitate completion of a post-secondary degree in a STEM field.

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Access

A recently enacted GI Bill (formally known as the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2009) provides post-secondary education tuition and fees (http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Post-911.html). TMCF’s Talent Acquisition/Campus Relations team will host on-campus information sessions for veterans seeking financial assistance to return to school.

1 The bill provides full tuition benefits at the public HBCUs within the TMCF member-school network.

SUPPORT

The Veterans Health Administration (VA) holds a successful track record of providing supported education (SE) services to veterans with mental health and adjustment concerns. SE services apply a multi-component strategy to assist student veterans with mental disabilities, transitioning from combat to a public university, in succeeding in college.  These services are designed to improve educational competencies (literacy, study skills, time management), help students navigate the educational environment (e.g., applications, financial assistance), and increase motivation and confidence.

2012 MEMBER-SCHOOL AWARD RECIPIENTS

Bowie State University | Dr. Jerry Isaac

Jackson State University | Dr. Marcus Chanay
North Carolina Central University | Ms. Tomeka Davis 

 

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