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January 11, 2019 Newsletter
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SVRC Scholarships: 


If you’re looking to apply for a scholarship through the SVRC then you’re in luck! The CY 2019 SVRC Scholarship Applications will remain open until Jan 22. Scholarships are available to student veterans, national guard, active duty, and reservists enrolled in full-time studies at UGA.
  • Deadline:  January 22
  • To apply for a scholarship click here
 

Student Veterans Association (SVA) Meet and Greet:


The UGA Student Veterans Association invites you to come out and meet your fellow veterans as they kick-off the spring semester. In addition to welcoming 20 new student veterans, the SVA will also be providing information on the recent SVA National Conference, which eight UGA students attended. Future leadership positions and elections, which occur in March, are also on the agenda. Free food and drink will be provided.
  • When: January 23rd at 4:00 pm
  • Where: Tate Student Center - Room 482
     

Spring 2019 Career Fair:


The UGA Spring Career Fair is Wednesday, January 30th at the Classic Center. The Career Fair will be open from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. 
 
For a complete list of Career Center-related events this spring click here.

 

Dawgs Suit Up Awards:


The UGA Career Center will be hosting 'Dawgs Suit Up' on Sunday, February 10th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - an event where select UGA students will be able to purchase professional business attire at deeply discounted rates of up to 70% off from the JCPenney Athens store.  Using the award ($200 gift card), students will generally be able to purchase a suit jacket and pants or a skirt, shirt, shoes, and professional accessories often valued at over $1000.  Last Fall, the UGA Career Center awarded 592 awards totaling $118,400. 

NOTES:  
    1. Prior recipients of a Dawgs SUIT-UP Scholarship are not eligible to apply for another award
    2. Scholarships are strictly needs-based and require a current FASFA to be on file with OSFA to be considered

HOW TO APPLY:  

Summer Food Scholarships:


If you are tired of eating ramen noodles and frozen pizzas, consider applying for a UGA Food Scholarship. Most semesters, one or more deserving veterans participate in this Student Affairs Program. These need-based scholarships provide meal plans for the entire summer semester; saving students thousands of dollars.
  • Deadline: February 1st, 2019 by 5:00 pm
  • To apply click here
     

Readiness Coaches:


The Spring 2019 semester brings a few new Readiness Coaches to the Center.  Our readiness coaches are generally graduate and professional student veterans with MBAs or pursuing their MBAs.  Our coaches work with you to improve your resume, expand your networks, and reframe your professional brand.  Over 80% of all undergraduates are engaged with one or more readiness coaches.  

If you would like to make an appointment for readiness coaching, click the name of your previously assigned coach below to arrange a time to meet.  If you forgot who your coach is or never had one, click here to sign up or to receive a reminder.
 
In addition to our graduate-student readiness coaches, Dan Felts from the UGA Career Center has also agreed to serve as a Readiness Coach.  Dan is available every Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (beginning February 14th) in the Center to help student veterans.
 

USG Policy Change for GA Reservists and NG Combat Veterans: 

  • Previous Policy:  The Board of Regents waives mandatory fees for Georgia residents who are members of the Georgia National Guard or active members of the U.S. Military Reserves and were deployed overseas in a combat zone on or after September 11, 2001. The policy also requires 181 days of consecutive overseas service or other conditions tied to an injury.
     
  • Policy Revision:  Certain military services such as the Air Force engage in frequent rotations but the deployment period may be 90 to 120 days. As a result, an Air Force member may deploy multiple times but never serve 181 days of consecutive overseas service. This policy revision addresses this concern by reducing the number of overseas days to 90 served either during the same period or cumulatively. Other revisions simplify Policy language and do not substantively alter the intent of the policy.
See the Office of Registrar for additional information.
 

Partial Government Shutdown VA Benefits Update:    

The VA indicated that the Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Appropriations for VA education benefits was approved and funded prior to the Partial Government Shutdown. 

According to UGA’s Certifying Official you should not experience interruptions in your benefits.  If you experience any problems with your VA Benefits, please contact the UGA School Certifying Official, Skylar Devlin at 706-542-9362 or VA@uga.edu
 

Partial Government Shutdown Federal Benefit Update:


In most cases there will not be a delay in FASFA, Pell Grant or Federal Loan processing. However, if you are just now completing the FAFSA and your FAFSA gets selected for the Verification process, there may be some delays in receiving aid due to the IRS being affected by the shutdown.

If you are experiencing problems with Federal non-VA benefits (i.e. FASFA, Pell Grant, Federal Loans) contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (706) 542-6147.
 


Tate Student Center Game Room:


Get your game on in the Tate Student Center Gameroom!
  • UNLIMITED gaming is FREE for students!
  • Over 250 retro games in three old-school standing game units
  • State-of-the-art games in four separate two-player consoles
  • Games rotated on a daily basis
Hours of Operation
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 pm (Mon – Fri)
  • Noon – 10:30 pm (Sat – Sun)
     
For additions, contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Jason Badia.

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