February 28, 2018 Newsletter
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Washington Seminar Program:   

The Washington Seminar program is the only Washington D.C. based program offered to undergraduate students.  This comprehensive program combines coursework and internships with a residential living environment. This program may be an ideal complement to a criminal justice or international affairs majors.
Application deadlines are March 1st for Fall 2018 semester and April 17th for Spring 2019. The short application process includes the application, resume, and personal statement. Once selected, the WSP will assist you in finding an internship in the DC area.
If you are interested, please visit the Washington Semester Program website and apply today. 

Student Veterans Association (SVA) Elections:  

The SVA will be holding its annual elections for the Academic Year 2018-19 leadership team on 7 March at 4pm in Rm 484 (Tate).

If you are interested in holding an executive position (ie. President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer) please email Mandy Enloe or attend the meeting! Along with the elections, there will be free Papa John’s pizza, discussions about upcoming events and dissemination of new information. See you next Wednesday at 4pm!

Honor Cord Reception

Mark your calendars for April 26 (Reading Day) when President Morehead and Dean McDonald will join us in recognizing all our graduating student veterans with our unique triple Red, White and Blue Honor Cords.   The event takes place on Thursday, April 26, 2:30 in the Tate Grand Hall Rooms A/B.  Families are welcome. 
  • May and Dec graduates please RSVP

FREE Graduation Pictures: 

In partnership with the Student Veterans Association, Team Red White and Blue (RWB) and SpotlightU are offering free graduation photos for our May and December veteran graduates and their families. This is an opportunity to get your cap and gown shots, family pictures, and everything in between! Photos will be available for you electronically and/or paper copy.  You will have the opportunity to get 10 free 4x6 photos and 2 free 8x10 photos.
  • WHEN: YOU choose! There are availabilities between March 19-31. Click the link below and place your information in the day/time slots provided.
  • LOCATION: YOU choose! You will work with the photographer on locations you want your pictures to be taken.

Last Call: Wells Fargo Opportunities (all majors): 

The SVA Business Affinity group is hosting Wells Fargo on Thursday, March 8th from 0800-0900 in Tate Rm 482 (light breakfast provided).   Because this is a one-year developmental program leading to full-time employment, high-performing student veterans from all majors are welcome. 

Pre-Medical Veterans Affinity Group: 

This new affinity group is for undergraduate student veterans interested in pursuing a career in the Healthcare field.  

The purpose of the group is to share individual plans/experiences and connect with guest speakers that support our professional goals. Given clinical, shadow, and mentorship opportunities are required for our success, we will strive to find those pathways for our members.

If you are interested, please email Gil Delrio.

Come out to the 2018 UGA Health Professions Fair

The Pre-Health Advising Office is holding a Health Professions Fair on March 6th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Tate Grand Hall.  Representatives from all five medical schools in Georgia will be present (Emory, Mercer, Morehouse, MCG, and PCOM) along with14 different nursing programs, 15 different PT programs, and 10 PA programs including Duke, Augusta, GSU, and Georgia Southern-Armstrong.                                                                                                               
  • For a full list of programs that will be at the Health Professions Fair, please click here 

Heads up on upcoming Food Scholarships

Beginning April 30th, 2018, applications for the Food Scholarship open up for the 2018-2019 school year. The application ends on May 25th, 2018, with recipients being notified on June 2018. For any questions, email
  • In the past veterans have found this as a great way to reduce the cost of attendance, while stretching their available benefits.

Update: Georgia National Guard Service-Cancelable Loan Program (CLP)

Through the CLP, the Guard will pay for 100% tuition at any school in the University System of Georgia.   Loans may only be applied to Undergraduate degrees (i.e. Certificates, Diplomas, Associate’s Bachelor’s, or eligible First Professional Degree – must be enrolled half time or more and maintain 2.0 or higher GPA; Spring and Fall semesters only).  These no-cost loans are issued with a promissory note, with repayment being made through service in good standing with the Georgia National Guard.  The Guard currently has over $900,000 available to loan its members.
  • NOTE:  Unsatisfactory performance in the NG will result in converting your loan from repayment in service to cash repayment.
 Application deadlines are 1 July each year and are made thru UGA’s Financial Aid office.  For more information, click here.

For additions, contact our SVRC Newsletter Editor Bakary Sanneh.

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