Archive for 2008

Article, "Government, Colleges Work to Cater to Veterans Under New GI Bill"

September 24, 2008 | Financing Your Education

Washington — With less than a year remaining until the new GI Bill goes into effect, the federal government is rushing to execute the measure while educating veterans about changes in their tuition benefits.

Congress gave the Department of Veterans Affairs only 13 months to prepare for the new requirements of the bill, which the president signed into law this summer. That deadline has the government scrambling to deal with a series of changes in the bill in a far shorter time frame than the 30 months it had after the bill’s last update, in 1985.

Veterans Assistance Project

September 3, 2008 | Programs & Services

We provide every veteran with a lawyer free of charge to help them get the benefits they’re entitled to.

RecruitMilitary Career Fair 9/24

August 26, 2008 | Jobs & Internships

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Madison Square Garden
Four Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10021

Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship Program

August 22, 2008 | Financing Your Education

OIF, OEF vets can apply for $5K scholarship Applications are being accepted through Sept. 1 for the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship program, open to veterans who have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom in at any time since Sept. 11, 2001. Applications for the $5,000 scholarships, and more information about requirements, […]

American Corporate Partners

August 22, 2008 | Programs & Services

Vets, I am communicating with you today to let you know about American Corporate Partners. In a quick overview, American Corporate Partners is a nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to private enterprise through career counseling and networking with senior employees professionals from some of America’s finest corporations. ACP’s […]

Need free legal help?

August 22, 2008 | Programs & Services

Are you a veteran living in the New York City area and need legal asistance with VA disability benefits isssues? The Veterans Assistance Project at the City Bar Justice Center is here to help! Learn more at: http://www.nycbar.org/CityBarFund/OurPrograms.htm

Outward Bound Wilderness Excursions for OEF/OIF Veterans

August 22, 2008 | Programs & Services

Outward Bound, an international non-profit outdoor education program, is offering fully funded outdoor adventure excursions to all OEF/OIF veterans. It doesn’t matter what your current military status is (active, inactive, discharged, retired) – you’re eligible to attend as long as you deployed in support of OEF/OIF combat operations while in the military. These five-day excursions […]

Free Veteran Upward Bound and GED Classes

August 22, 2008 | Programs & Services

LaGuardia Community College is offering FREE Veteran Upward Bound College Prep and GED evening classes, which will begin September 15. Please refer any veteran interested to the LaGuardia Community College Vet Office at (718) 482-5386. More>>

Want to Start a Student Vet Club at Baruch?

August 22, 2008 | Programs & Services

If you’re a veteran at Baruch that’s interested in creating a Vet Club there, please contact Ericke Wong at: ericke.wong@mail.cuny.edu. Ericke is a graduate student at Baruch and would love to start this up!

VFW Legislative Office Seeks Qualified Interns

August 22, 2008 | Jobs & Internships

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Legislative Services, is looking for hardworking, motivated undergraduate students to join our ranks for an exciting internship experience. The VFW is currently accepting applications for fall and spring semesters. An internship at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Washington D.C. is an exciting and rewarding way for students to […]