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    Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

    Working diligently to support the transition from military life to civilian life. 

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    STEM Scholarship

    BP America and SVA
    partner to award $30,000 in STEM Scholarships. 

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  • 2015 Recognizing Landscape-Report2

    The Landscape of Higher Education Series

    Recognizing Military Training and Experience

    The second in a series of eight new report summaries. 

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Part of SVA’s mission is to advocate for student veterans. We defend the GI Bill and support policy that best empowers student veterans to achieve their educational goals. SVA is largely recognized as the organization representing the interests of student veterans and GI Bill beneficiaries due to the 1,200+ SVA chapters on campuses nationwide. The more chapters in the network, the more effective we are at influencing policy on behalf of all student veterans.

At the Federal Level

SVA has formed a close relationship with the two of America’s largest and most honored Veteran Service Organizations: The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Collectively, we are working on a number of issues, but specifically to reduce GI Bill benefit delays, improve access to consumer education tools, and to establish in-state residency status for all GI Bill beneficiaries.

Glendale Vet Center


SVA also encourages and trains chapters to be advocates   on campus to institutionalize programs and policies that support student veterans. Each chapter has the potential to be a catalyst for local change. Great examples of SVA chapters advocating for supportive services include, Florida State University, the University of Arizona, the University of Southern California, and many others.


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Local Leadership Summits

SD Summit

SVA's Local Leadership Summits bring student veterans together to exchange chapter best practices and to explore campus-level concepts that can ease a veteran’s transition from the military to higher education and then to the workforce. These one-day events are hosted in multiple locations throughout the country to maximize student veteran participation. SVA has previously hosted Summits in Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, California, Colorado, New York, Washington, DC, San Jose, Savannah, St. Louis, and Denver. Read More


GIBillGradEach spring, student veterans throughout the U.S. ready themselves for graduation and many of our SVA Chapter members are preparing for the next stage of their lives. SVA is asking student veterans from across the nation to join in the #selfiebration by tweeting and Instagraming their graduation photos at @StudentVets on Twitter and @StudentVeterans on Instagram with the hashtag #GIBillGrad. Read More





 BP America - SVA Stem Scholarship

BP SVA graphic-finalSVA is thrilled to partner with BP America to provide three $10,000 scholarships to students in STEM fields. This scholarship program reinforces our shared commitment to creating and increasing opportunities for veterans to pursue courses of study that yield to high demand, high growth careers in STEM and technology-related fields. Read More!


 2015 "Warpaint" Art Competition Winners Unveiled

WarpaintStudent Veteran's of America's 'Warpaint' competition was developed, in 2014, to inspire bold ideas and artistic expression in creative student veterans throughout the United States, with the goal of recognizing and encouraging artistic talent among Post-9/11 veterans. To find out this year's winners, please Read More!









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