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The group called American Veterans offers scholarships ever year. They offer scholarships to veterans and their family members. Each year, their program gives away two scholarships for veterans, with one being $4,000 and the other being $12,000. The winner of each one will receive the scholarship broken up into four payments over the course of four years. The application window for the scholarship runs from January through April, and the winners are announced each May. To be eligible, you have to be a citizen, be a veteran who was honorably discharged, have a financial need, have a high school diploma or GED, be enrolled in college or have been accepted to one, and not be in default on any student loans. Also, to be eligible you cannot have been convicted of any drug offenses. You can apply for the AMVETS scholarships online. There is no cost to apply for the AMVETS scholarships.
This organization awards Educational Foundation and Chapter Scholarships. The scholarships they award provide financial assistance for those who want to pursue a degree. They offer a variety of scholarships, each with a different focus, including diversity scholarships, ROTC scholarships, STEM teacher scholarships, memorial scholarships, and more. The award amount ranges from $2,500 to $3,000 per person. Some include eligibility requirements such as being a woman, a minority, or studying a particular subject area. The awards are open to military personnel and veterans. It’s free to apply for their scholarships. You can apply online.
Wings Over America
This scholarship foundation awards several per year, including offering renewable or four year awards. The scholarships are open to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy Veterans who are attending a college or trade/technical school. The average scholarships award is around $3,800 per student. They do not cover room and board. Each year, the organization awards 50 scholarships to help veterans, military personnel, and their families to pursue an education. The application window opens each October and closes in March. You can apply for the Wings Over America scholarship program online. It’s free to apply for the scholarships.
Pat Tillman Foundation
The Pat Tillman Foundation gives veterans, military personnel and their families the chance to pursue their education in memory of Pat Tillman. A former professional football player, he left his career to join the military after the attacks on September 11. He was killed in the line of duty, and his family and friends have created this foundation in his honor. The organization offers the Tillman Scholar Program, where they award scholarships every year to numerous people. The average scholarship amount is $10,000. To be eligible, you have to be a veteran from any branch, and be pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. The application window opens every year in February. You can apply for the Tillman Scholar Program online. There is no fee to apply and the scholarships do not ever have to be paid back.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Onward to Opportunity
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and employee support services to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies, and comprehensive career coaching services to prepare and match you with your next career.
With Trident, you’ll earn your degree and so much more. Our virtual Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies will help you take learning and leadership to the next level. We provide assistance in career planning, job search, self-assessment and career transition / advancement advising.
Patriots' Casa-Texas A&M University
Takes care of the families of the military community. It's not just for service members, it's for their spouses and their children. To help them do the paperwork they need to get the benefits that they're entitled to.
San Antonio College Victory Center
All services provided by the SAC VA will operate out of the SAC Victory Center. Services for veterans and military personnel include: financial aid, enrollment, and registration assistance; job training; targeted academic advising; VA and Hazlewood certification; psychological and emotional support
St. Philip's College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center (GSVOTC)
To connect Veteran's and their families with the information service that will ensure them a smooth transition into civilian life. Provides personalized services to all active duty, retired, Veterans, their families and the community in the greater San Antonio area
The Ultimate College Guide for Veterans & Active Service Members
Veterans and active service members applying for college qualify for resources that help ease the transition to campus life. Read on for a guide to picking a VA-approved school, scholarships, credit for service experience, and community support.
Texas Advancement Center has programs geared towards high school students, post-secondary graduates and unemployed and underemployed adults in the workforce.
Explore different lines of service to learn about career opportunities, then search for current job openings that match you interest and talents.
Search job listings on the VFW Careers Page
Strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.
Texas Workforce Commission-Veterans' Services
The Texas Workforce Commission provides employment, training and related services to veterans via a network of partnerships, Workforce Solutions offices, dedicated staff, and specific rules, policies, guidance and initiatives.
GiaMed has various Civilian Registered Nurse opportunities at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Find Jobs With Veteran Friendly Employers
Military/Veteran Employment Resource Center
We are committed to providing you the most relevant resources to help you find and maintain satisfying employment. Find resume guidance, interview preparation advice, and regular job market updates.
We are a nation-wide community of veterans and employers dedicated to transforming the veteran transition process. We look beyond transition to equip our veterans to achieve their potential. We look beyond landing jobs to equip our veterans to pursue careers that fit their calling. We look beyond the now—we’re shaping the future for a new generation of veterans.
Are you a veteran or transitioning service member looking for a new career or the right college to take you under their wing? G.I. Jobs is the #1 resource for jobs, schools, entrepreneurship and transition resources!
Welcome to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide Veterans Employment Website. This website is a critical component of the Federal Government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of veterans.