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post #1 of 6 Old 02-27-2008, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Question Veteran Scholarship programs? Sites?

Since I know there's a good amount of veterans on here, I guess you could say that I'm looking for someone who may have used or be aware of some scholarship or grants out there that I am not. I've registered on Military.com's site and fastweb.

I feel like I keep hitting walls. I'm not from a low income household, I'm just not well off enough to qualify for financial aid, I don't believe so anyway.

I've been scouring the internet all morning for sites that will lead me to scholarships. I'm a full time student, old for a Sophmore (over 30), honorably discharged and I'm currently using the GI Bill. I'm trying to cut back on costs because honestly, my job pays $7.50 an hour (Supposedly, this is good for the area that I live in) and taking up time that I could be using to study. Unfortunately, even the work study programs at my school are just like every job in this town that I come across and requires people to be bilingual in English and Spanish (I'm learning Spanish again) so that's out.

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-28-2008, 08:03 PM
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Have you tried the veterans organizations. VFW, American Legion?

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-28-2008, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Have you tried the veterans organizations. VFW, American Legion?
Do I have to be a member? I haven't decided yet which one to join.

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-10-2008, 06:30 PM
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Both of the organizations mentioned only cater to those that are members...I would also throw the Navy League out there as an avenue.
However, I remember when my wife was starting school after she was RIF'd (1995...good old Slick Willie's Reduction in Force!) she went to the Veteran's rep at the school she was attending and he pointed her in the right direction.
I'd start there with the Veteran's rep and go from there. Good luck!
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Cool. Thanks, Chief.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-04-2008, 02:38 AM
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talk to your local VA rep too. they seem to be the best place to start. im a new veteran myself and have so many different things going on in my life i dont even know where to start... im between jobs and renting, with an agreement to purchase my house (or land at least, and build a house better then the one thats on it)

my unit did absolutely nothing to lead me down the veteran path... they were so convinced that they could retain me for another 6yrs, so here i am, all i got was a "seeeee yaaaaaaaa sucker...." then they even helped my job fire me by losing paperwork.

anyway... i went to VA office and they hooked me up with a handbook to veteran sources and such. they called down to HQ and got them rolling on my discharge papers, since i didnt even get those for months either.

definately asking other vets is a great place to look too. but in my experience, most of the older vets dont have a clue what the VA has going on now, since everything is alot different now then it was 20 yrs ago. the most knowledgeable people in this area i think would be desert storm vets or basically anyone that got out within the last 5-10 yrs.

good luck on your search. hope it all works out for ya.

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