|Aug. 27||Application deadline|
|Sept. 7||Cohort announced|
|Sept. 17||Fall Leadership Seminar|
|Nov. 4||Hamilton Dinner|
Eligibility and commitments
The excellence mindset is a culture of constant improvement and pushing oneself beyond the minimum expectations. Military members learn this value as part of their service, and whether they demonstrate it on the physical training field, on the battlefield or in the classroom, it is what drives leadership. As a cohort member, you will be challenged to use your excellent mindset to become a better student, professional and community leader.
- Student veteran, active duty soldier or reservist.
- In-person or online student.
- Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student.
- Full-time enrollment.
- Minimum GPA of 2.50.
Required student commitments:
- Two leadership seminars (one per semester).
- Two out of three workshops (per semester).
- Presentation (one per semester).
- Hamilton Dinner (one per semester).
- Spring Medallion Ceremony.
Is this considered a scholarship or a club?
It is neither. The Veterans Scholar Program is a professional development and academic success program that focuses on aiding veteran students in becoming civic leaders. No monies are awarded in this program.
What is the difference between the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the Veterans Scholar Program?
The PTVC serves all military, veteran and dependent students and supports their success. The VSP is a program operating out of the PTVC that focuses more on professional development and preparing cohort members for future community leadership. It is a group of student veterans seeking excellence through academic success and professional development.
Can I still be a cohort member if I can’t participate in all of the program events? Are there other ways to fill the requirements?
All cohort members must attend all required events and all requirements must be completed for specific events. Only volunteering hours may be fulfilled outside of the volunteering event hosted by Changemaker Central at ASU each semester.
What is the Hamilton Dinner?
The Hamilton Dinner is an event held at a dining hall or residence where cohort members dine with each other and discuss controversial and relevant topics in a civil manner. The topics are chosen to inspire thought and debate. This dinner allows for veterans of all backgrounds to professionally communicate different viewpoints in a safe and enjoyable setting with their peers..