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  • Resources

    SCC provides the following resources at the Veterans Connect Center specifically for veterans and their families to help them transition to and succeed in college:

    • VITAL Program – Barb Shupe, a VA liaison, is on campus every Tuesday from 12-4 p.m. to help student veterans transition from active military service to college student. VITAL helps veteran students enroll and navigate VA services, act as the veterans’ advocate on campus and provide resources regarding scholarships, veteran opportunities, networking and collaboration.
    • SCC Vets4Vets Peer Support Group – Open to all SCC veterans, this group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 12-1:30 p.m. to support active military, veterans and their family members. The meeting is held at the Veterans Connect Center, room U3 on the Lincoln Campus. The group is hosted by the At Ease program.

    If you are seeking a college or vocational degree in a professional program, you can “earn while you learn” with a VA work-study allowance. Veteran students and their families can earn an hourly wage equal to the federal minimum wage or your state minimum wage, whichever is greater, by working on one of the Southeast Community College campuses. In order to be eligible, students must be full-time or 3/4-time and be receiving benefits under the:

    • Post-9/11 GI Bill (38 U.S.C. Chapter 33) (Veterans and transfer-of-entitlement recipients)
    • Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (38 U.S.C. Chapter 30)
    • REAP Participants
    • Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606)
    • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 32)
    • Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 35)
    • Eligible dependents under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35 may use work study only while training in a State
    • National Call to Service Participants
    • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 31)

    The number of applicants selected for VA work-study will depend on the availability of VA related work at SCC. All services and job duties performed under the VA work-study program must be related to VA work. The work you actually do will depend on your interests and the type of work available. To obtain information on the VA work-study program, contact the SCC Veteran Affairs office.