September 2018 Newsletter

VEF scholarship application

The ASU Veterans Education Fund, established through gifts by anonymous donors, offers multiple scholarships to student veterans. Applications open Sept. 3 and close Oct. 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Awards will be announced Nov. 5, 2018. These awards are good for one semester, but recipients may reapply each semester. To find out more about eligibility requirements, visit the VEF webpage.


Maximizing your benefits workshops

Do you fully understand what you get with your VA education benefits and how they work at ASU? Troy Rundle, your VetSuccess on Campus counselor, will lead a VA education benefits workshop designed to help you understand the basics and how to use your benefits to their fullest potential. There will be two sessions at each campus, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. To RSVP, email

Morning workshops: 10 a.m. – noon

Afternoon workshops: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tempe campus: Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Memorial Union, Gila room 224

Downtown Phoenix campus: Wednesday, Sept. 5, at University Center, room 256 (also available via webinar)

Polytechnic campus: Thursday, Sept. 6, Peralta Hall, room 241

West campus: Friday, Sept. 7, Sands Lecture Hall, room 202


Welcome Back Cornhole Event

Join the Pat Tillman Veterans Center Outreach Team for our welcome back to school cornhole event! You are invited to hang out with other Sun Devil veterans and staff for a fun way to start the fall semester.

Welcome Back Cornhole Event

Friday, Sept. 7

4 – 6 p.m.

Polytechnic campus

Sun Devil Fitness Complex

Stop by for complimentary snacks and be ready for a friendly competition of cornhole. There will be prizes! We look forward to seeing you there.

RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 6 by emailing Make sure to have your Sun Card when arriving at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex.


Getting involved

Looking for a way to get connected to the ASU student veteran community? There are several clubs on campus that you can join. We encourage you to reach out to the leaders of these student organizations and get involved. Here are just a few of the groups you can connect with:


Attend ASU Career Days

ASU Career Days offer professional development opportunities in the mornings and a traditional career fair experience in the afternoons. The Pat Tillman Veterans Center is offering a panel at the Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 9 to 9:50 a.m.

The panel, featuring current and alumni student veterans, will discuss how employers can effectively engage with veterans and develop the “why” in wanting to hire veterans and their family members. Look for “How Companies Can Leverage the Veteran Opportunity” in the sessions schedule. We hope to see you there.


Student article: Tillman Tuesdays

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center is now hosting Tillman Tuesdays once a month on all four campuses. These tabling events are a great opportunity to meet student veterans and members of the center’s outreach team, get your questions answered and more — without having to go to the center itself! Student veteran Ryan Wadding has the details in this article.