March 2019 Newsletter

Student veteran career events

Be sure to mark your calendar and attend these upcoming opportunities to make networking connections and meet with employers who are interested in hiring student veterans.

 

Be part of Team 42

If you’re running in Pat's Run on April 27, you could be a part of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center's Team 42. We’ve created a low-key, fun get-together the evening before the run for 42 ASU student veterans to come together, meet fellow Sun Devils and receive a free commemorative Team 42 shirt. Whether or not you join Team 42, be sure to use #ASU42 to share your Pat's Run 2019 experience on social media!

Eligibility: Must register for Pat's Run and be an ASU student veteran.

Where: Pat Tillman Veterans Center, Memorial Union, lower level, room 75, Tempe campus

When: Friday, April 26, 5–7 p.m.

What to expect: Get your free shirt, sign your shirt for someone you are running in honor of, get your photo taken, meet other Sun Devils on Team 42.

RSVP for the Team 42 pre-run event by April 12.

 

Upcoming scholarships

It’s scholarship season, and many applications are closing soon — check out ASU’s scholarship website, or apply to one listed below.

  • Wičanpi Oyate Scholarship: For West campus students in the senior year of their undergraduate degree. Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe. Apply here.

  • ¡Sí Se Puede! Adelante con Educación Scholarship: For West campus undergraduate students who graduated from a high school in Arizona. Apply here.

  • Ida Redbird Scholarship: For West campus graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe. Apply here.

All three scholarships have an application deadline of April 5, so apply soon.

 

Nominate someone for the Honor Roll

If you know someone who should be recognized for their commitment to supporting the veteran and military community at ASU, submit an Honor Roll nomination. Veteran, military and dependent students, and Pat Tillman Veterans Center employees are encouraged to nominate any ASU employee, student or other community member who they believe is deserving of special recognition.

 

Focus Forward Fellowship

The Focus Forward Fellowship is a professional and academic development opportunity for honorably discharged women student veterans. Develop camaraderie with fellow women student veterans, network with mentors, and pursue your personal and professional goals. The program begins with a residency in July, after which Fellows will engage with their cohort in an online community during the academic year. The application deadline is March 22, 2019.

Here is what recent ASU student veteran and Focus Forward Fellowship participant Megan G. has to say about the experience:

 

The fellowship is a long-weekend retreat where you and other female student veterans participate in activities and seminars, and are able to build up personal and professional skills while meeting people who have shared experiences.

As a person who has been in a closed community, away from what really goes on in the civilian workforce, the fellowship was really great because it puts you in an environment where you could get really valuable information about the field that you want to be a part of. Meeting other women veterans also helped me realize that while veterans are normally portrayed as “the manly man” stereotype, there is such a huge community of awesome women. I am proud to represent women veterans.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program gives students the opportunity to receive a $27,500 stipend to launch their career in STEM education. Noyce Scholars will earn a Master of Education in elementary education, and receive the stipend and other professional development and support. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply. If you have questions about next steps, contact the program at 480-965-9995 or noycescholars@asu.edu.

 

Apply to attend Huts for Vets

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center will be taking a small group of ASU student veterans and veterans in the community to join Huts for Vets in Aspen, Colorado, July 18–22. Huts for Vets combines a wilderness experience with a study of the classics. Applications will be accepted until March 29, and selected attendees will be notified April 15. To apply, email this form to militaryadvocate@asu.edu.

Please be aware that the hut is at 11,300 feet. It’s a 10-mile walk on day one from the base to the hut, 2,700 vertical feet with lightweight day packs. The walk takes the better part of a day, with discussions along the way, including first introductions to Thucydides and literature on going to war. Arrangements will be made to drive people to the top if this amount of physical activity is too strenuous for some attendees, so do not consider the hike a dealbreaker. There will also be moderated discussions from a notebook of assigned readings. Transportation expenses and meals will be covered.

 

Southwest Veterans Foundation scholarship

The Southwest Veterans Foundation will be awarding its next round of scholarships to eligible veterans, spouses and dependents in early May. The scholarships may be used for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other education expenses. See full eligibility requirements and download the application form.

 

ASU softball Salute to Service

ASU’s softball team will be playing its Salute to Service game vs. Lehigh on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets for military members are $12 (or $40 for an all-session pass for the games March 7–10). Students’ tickets are covered through the athletics fee — you can download a ticket through the ASU app under the “athletics” section. The game will include in-game recognition of military members in attendance, in-game contests and trivia based on the military. To purchase tickets, call the ticket office at 480-727-0000.