April 8, 2019 Newsletter
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Fall Food Scholarships:

Beginning April 22nd applications for the UGA Food Scholarship open for the 2019-2020 school year. The application ends on May 24th at 5pm, with recipients being notified in June. 

In the past, student veterans have successfully leveraged this scholarship to offset the cost of attendance.
  • For more information click here

Research Experience for Student Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship Program (REVAMP):

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, located on the Georgia Institute of Technology Campus, is holding a 10-week summer program that it is intended to explore the fundamental principles of:
  • Advanced manufacturing science and technology
  • The transition of basic discoveries in manufacturing science into innovative commercial products and processes
Undergraduate student veterans in any of the STEM majors are highly encouraged to apply. To apply or learn more about REVAMP click here. The deadline is April 10th, so act fast.

UGA Summer Work Study Opportunities:

Facilities Engineering Team: This is an administrative work-study position available to student veterans who are familiar with Microsoft Office. Candidates must also have the desire to learn the unique software program used in support of the Engineering Department. The assigned duties cover a variety of general administrative functions such as filing, shredding, mail handling, answering phones, as well as interacting with other Department staff. Veterans Legal Clinic: This VA work-study position with the UGA Veterans Legal Clinic offers undergraduate student veterans the opportunity to help attorneys and law students advocate for at-risk veterans living in 19 North/Central georgia counties around Athens. The assigned duties are as follows: conduct interviews; interact with clients; assess and evaluate records and cases; as well as assist the office manager with routine clerical work. 

To qualify you must use VA benefits, minimum of ¾ load, for the duration of your assignment with the Clinic. 
  • To Apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Jason Peden (Hiring Manager) before the Friday, April 26th deadline. 

Veterans Court (Volunteers Needed): 

The Western Judicial Circuit’s Veterans Treatment Court is looking for honorably discharged UGA student veterans to serve as mentors to other veterans currently navigating their way through the legal system. 
To qualify you must be able to pass a criminal background check and be willing to commit six months with the court as a mentor. The court meets every other Tuesday in the Athens-Clarke County courthouse in Judge Haggard's courtroom on the 3rd floor at 4:30. 
  • To learn more or apply contact Jim Wood via e-mail or phone 706-540-4448

Career Center Feedback:

The UGA Career Center is working on programming their 2019-20 services/events for diverse student populations.   To assist them, the Career Center is asking that you complete a short survey by April 28th

May 1st Honor Cord and Awards Reception: 

All student veterans are invited to attend the Spring Honor Cord and Awards Reception with President Morehead on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Tate Grand Hall from 2:30-3:45.

For more information on the program, please click here.  If you are graduating and have not already registered to attend, you can still do so here. 

VetConnect Student Volunteers:

We are still in need of approximately five more undergraduate volunteers to help with the VetConnect initiative. If you are interested in helping to ease the transition of new undergraduate student veterans then click here to sign up.

Federal Employment Opportunities: 

According to the Department of Labor, “Veterans are much more likely to work for the Federal Government than non-veterans.” But where are the opportunities?
According to Fortune Magazine (April 2019), the largest number of positions are associated with the Veterans Administration. The next largest number is found working with the DoD’s Military Services. If you are interested in a Federal job and would like to get a sense of the number of Federal employees by agency, click here. 
For questions/concerns please contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Jason Badia.

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