January 2019 Newsletter

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference 2019

Do you have a passion for poetry, storytelling or other forms of creative writing? At the Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference hosted by ASU’s Virginia G. Piper Center, you can share your vision with other like-minded individuals. In conjunction with the Office of Veteran and Military Academic Engagement, the conference is offering scholarships for two student veterans. If you are interested in this opportunity, click this link for registration.


Child care on campus

If you have children and are looking for child care support while you’re in class, we’re happy to share two programs available to ASU students with families.

Sun Devil Child Care Subsidy application

The intent of this subsidy is to support low-income ASU student parents (undergraduate, graduate and international) in obtaining their degrees by assisting with child care costs. The Graduate and Professional Student Association and Undergraduate Student Governments at each ASU location fund this program. The application is now open for new applicants for the spring 2019 semester.

More information is available here. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at noon.

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Child Care Subsidy

This program is meant to support low-income, Pell-eligible undergraduate student parents with children between 1 and 5 years of age enrolled at ASU’s Campus Children's Center on the Tempe campus. Funding is from a U.S. Department of Education grant. Operating on a sliding scale, this subsidy can cover as much as 95 percent of child care costs.

More details are available here.


Summer 2019 semester registration

Remember, if you’re planning to take summer classes, the summer course schedule will be available on Feb. 5, with registration beginning Feb. 6. Start thinking now about how many classes you want to take over the summer, and stay on top of the course schedule to ensure you get the classes you want.


ASU Veterans Education Fund

The ASU Veterans Education Fund, established through gifts by anonymous donors, offers multiple scholarships to student veterans. Applications are being accepted Jan. 21, 2019 through Feb. 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Awards are good for one semester and will be announced on March 11. To apply or find out more about eligibility requirements, visit the ASU Veterans Education Fund webpage. Watch for an email with information on more scholarships later this month.


Marine Corps scholarship

Are you a child of an active duty or veteran Marine? You could be eligible for a scholarship offered by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The application is open through March 1. Visit the website to find out more.


Traveling advocate schedule update

Your military advocate, Shawn Banzhaf, will have an updated schedule for which campus he will be on week-to-week, starting in the spring semester. Shawn’s new monthly schedule is below:

First week of the month: West campus (except Wednesdays at Tempe)

Second week of the month: Polytechnic campus (except Wednesdays at Tempe)

Third week of the month: Downtown Phoenix campus (except Wednesdays at Tempe)

Fourth week of the month: West campus (except Wednesdays at Tempe)

Meeting with Shawn in person is a great opportunity to discuss any concerns or challenges you may be facing. We’re in your corner, and we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity. Contact militaryadvocate@asu.edu if you have questions about this schedule.