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Programs & Services

We welcome our veterans returning from recent conflicts and encourage you to use the vast resources on campus to enhance your transition back to school. Our Center provides VA Benefit Certification and other services to enhance your mission at college.

Listed below are a few samples of the Programs and Services we have offered:
  • Open House for Recently Returning Veterans
  • Veteran’s Campus Club- Kent State Chapter
  • Vets4Vets Support Meetings
  • VA Brochures & Information
  • Family Swim & Pizza Nights
  • Veteran’s Day Program
  • Student Quality Advisory Committee Participation

Veterans Benefits

Veterans/Reservists enrolling at Kent State University and planning to apply for Veterans Administration (Montgomery GI Bill) educational benefits must submit a copy of their DD214 Form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty, or DD2384, Notice of Basic Eligibility, and any kicker contracts to the Veterans Certifying Official at the campus where they will be attending. All veterans/reservists are required to complete the necessary Veterans Administration forms to obtain educational benefits and must complete an Intent of Enrollment at the beginning of each semester. Veterans must be enrolled in a degree program in order to receive benefits. Students who have a parent or spouse who is 100% disabled, deceased, or a P.O.W. from a service-connected incident may also be eligible for educational benefits. Contact the Certifying Official at the campus where you are going to attend.

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Veteran Services

Scholarships

Name of Scholarship    Amount    Description   
American Legion    $3000    Financial assistance for pursuing an undergraduate degree   
Amvets: Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family foundation memorial scholarship    $4000 over 4 years    Veterans who are seeking new skills to compete in the job market   
Amvets National Scholarship Program    See Link    Veterans who have exhausted their financial aid or do not have the financial means to continue their education   
Amvets Scholarships    See Link    Awarded to veterans, sons, daughters and grandchildren of veterans as well as of deceased veterans   
Daniel Drevnick Scholarship    See Link    Assistance for veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian law enforcement   
Horatio Alger Military Veterans scholarship    See Link    Veterans who served under Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan or Operation Iraqi Freedom   
Military order of the Purple Heart Scholarship    See Link    Awarded to recipient of a purple heart, direct descendent of a veteran who received a purple heart   
Society of sponsors of the U.S. Navy Centennial Scholarship Program    $3000/yr    Assistance in pursuing academic goals   
NBCC Foundation    See Link    Assistance in veterans who are pursuing careers in counseling military personnel
Can be used for KSU masters in School Guidance and Clinical Mental Health Counseling   
Pat Tillman Foundation    See Link    Assistance to veterans who are pursuing further education   
The Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) Legacy Scholarship    $1000-$2500    Assistance to Army women and their children in achieving their goals and aspirations   
Troops to Teachers    Up to $5000    Provides financial assistance, counseling, and employment referrals for future teachers   
Veterans United Scholarship Program    Bi- annual/$2000    Committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families nationwide   
VFW Military Scholarship    $3000 per scholarship    25 $3,000 dollar scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving or who have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline   

  • The free Military.com Scholarship Finder can help you locate scholarships that best fit your needs.
  • The Ohio National Guard Scholarship provides tuition assistance (75 - 100%) to qualified members of the Ohio National Guard.
We also have a variety of publications regarding Portage County services, health information, and academic/career information in our office. Please connect with the Center for Adult and Veteran Services to find out more information!
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