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Student Veterans of America

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Coalitions, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: SVA's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and after graduation

Results: 600+ student veteran organizations registered as SVA chapters. Global reach to more than 200,000 student veterans. New programs focused on empowering veterans to overcome administrative challenges, reintegration issues, and career-entry barriers. Recognized as "the premier advocate for veterans seeking better jobs and better futures through higher education" by Secretary Eric Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Programs: http://www.studentveterans.org/?page=Programs

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Student Veterans of America has supported the veterans student group at my college and has provided me and others with amazing scholarship and training opportunities that we would not have without them. They are responsive and they communicate excellently. I am constantly impressed by them and the work they do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Student Veterans of America has allowed Student Veterans to have a voice all over the country. They have become huge advocates for Veterans everywhere. Just over the last four their organization has grown immensely and is only growing bigger. They have many programs available for student veterans that allows an easier transition from military service to higher education. I have personally used some of these programs. Without them I may have not completed my degree. This is one of the best organizations out there.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have seen SVA doing many great things throughout the year to student veterans even if the school doesnt not have a registered SVA veterans club. They offer many scholarships to student veterans. There is different types. SVA change my life when they accepted me to work with on my fellowship. I got to met so many inspirational veterans who I now call my friend. They give student veteran club to gain what they had in the military which is camaraderie and still serving to do better things.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

5 years ago the SVA helped the student veterans of UMaine start a veterans club on campus. It has supported us financially and gave us the tools to keep our club strong. The SVA conferences gave us the opportunity to learn about veteran benefits, concerns, and resources. They understand what it takes to keep the student veterans connected to each other both locally and nationally on a long term scale. My school would not have been able to accomplish all our veteran programs without their support. They personally helped shape my college experience into a positive experience that has brought me further in my education than I could have gone alone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot put into words the impact SVA has had on my life...I am realizing a dream, honoring the lies of my fallen brethren and becoming the first college graduate in my family - I was scared and doubtful this could happen - the support and guidance of fellow veterans and the programs offered pushed me to new heights and I am now helping others - all of this is because of SVA

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a chapter leader, SVA provided the network to build our organization. We received financial assistance from SVA to attend their leadership conferences which allowed for us to gain understanding and insight into other student veteran organizations, their activities, and accomplishments. SVA is a great tool for the student veteran organization and the individual. Now, SVA offers Internship support to those student veterans who have an unpaid internship and 3 scholarships worth $10,000 each.

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