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This is an update on New or Exciting Veteran Benefits available. For More information please contact the Veterans Resource Office at 541-552-6107 or stop by our office located in the Commuter Resource Center.


Google Launches Scholarship for Veterans

The Google-SVA Scholarship program is focused on rewarding high caliber student veterans pursuing a degree in the Computer Science field. The goals of the Google-SVA Scholarship are to:

  • To identify high-performing student veterans in the Computer Science field, and to reward achievement and encourage further study through the scholarship program.
  • To affect the retention of student veterans in the Computer Science field by providing recognition and funds needed for university expenses, such as tuition, books and lab fees.
  • To help foster communities of students through Google sponsored events like the Annual Scholars' Retreats, which is an all-expenses paid retreat for that year's scholarship winners. It enables top students from across the U.S. network with each other and with Google engineers in a fun environment.

To Apply Click Here (you will need to create a log-in for the Student Veterans of America site)



Chapter 1606 or 1607 Benefits expiring soon?

If your Chapter 1606 or 1607 benefits are going to expire in the next year, you could be eligible for up to a 12-month extent ion through the New Chapter 33 Benefits.

To sign-up, locate the exact date your benefits will expire (Normally this will be at the end of a term). Fill out a new VONAPP around two months before the expiration date and submit and follow up paperwork.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the start date for your Chapter 33 benefits is the day after your 1606 or 1607 end date that was found above. If you start the benefits before this end date, you will only receive Chapter 33 benefits for the remaining time you had on the previous program.


Disabled Veteran Plates

If you are a disabled Veteran and looking to get your D-series plate, do not be afraid. The process is very simple.

You start by filling out the Disabled Veteran License Plate Application. Your next step is to bring the filled out Application, your DD 214 and a copy of your disability award letter to your closest Department of Motor Vehicles Office.

The registration fee is a one-time fee of $15. These are permanent plates which means you will no longer need to pay registration fees for your vehicle.