The Military and Veteran Resources Program at Oregon State University is a proud recipient of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Campus Veteran Resource Grant.  Oregon State University, along with 13 other universities and community colleges, share in a portion of the $1 million dollar award to help enhance veteran services at public institutions throughout the State of Oregon.

The grant was made possible with the passage of Senate Bill 143 in the 2017 Oregon Legislature.  The Bill is intended to augment existing campus programs that help veterans successfully transition from military service to college life, succeed in college and complete educational goals, and transition from college to the workforce in the community.

The intended use for the funds at Oregon State include the upgrading of the computer workstations that are available for the Military and Veteran Community members while on campus, enhancing the campus orientation program for incoming student veterans, and creating a designated representative focused on the needs of our Ecampus military connected students.

We are excited to announce that the two scholarship opportunities that we unveiled last year are once again available for the Beaver Vet community here at OSU.

The application period is open from January 1st to March 1st 2018.

 

The Class of ‘65 Service Member / Veteran Alumni and Descendants Educational Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to OSU alumni or former students who are honorably discharged veterans of, or currently serving in, the U.S. military (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, including reserve components) or children or grandchildren of such veterans. Children and grandchildren are not limited to biological children and grandchildren only.

The Mark & Vicki Hehnen Scholarship for Veterans in Science.

This scholarship is available to Oregon State University (OSU) College of Science undergraduate or graduate students who are honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Military.

 

Last year we were honored to be able to award three deserving students scholarships under these two programs.

For more information and to get the applications please visit our scholarships page at:  http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/veterans/scholarships

College Factual recently released their 2018 Best Colleges for Veterans Rankings. This is a ranking of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Oregon State University has performed above average in this ranking.

National Rankings Review

Oregon State is ranked 55 out of 1,421 for veteran friendliness of all colleges and universities reviewed by College Factual. This means Oregon State is in the top 60 Best for Vets school in the U.S. Oregon State improved its ranking position 24 slots over the previous year’s ranking of 79.

Oregon Rankings Review

Oregon State University is ranked 1 out of 19 colleges and universities reviewed by College Factual for veteran friendliness in Oregon. This means Oregon State is the best school for veterans in Oregon. Oregon State has achieved this ranking 2 years in a row.

We are excited to announce that there are two brand new scholarship opportunities available for the Beaver Vet community here at OSU.

The Class of ‘65 Service Member / Veteran Alumni and Descendants Educational Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to OSU alumni or former students who are honorably discharged veterans of, or currently serving in, the U.S. military (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, including reserve components) or children or grandchildren of such veterans. Children and grandchildren are not limited to biological children and grandchildren only.

The Mark & Vicki Hehnen Scholarship for Veterans in Science.

This scholarship is available to Oregon State University (OSU) College of Science undergraduate or graduate students who are honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Military.

For more information and to get the applications please visit our scholarships page at:  http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/veterans/scholarships

 

Winter Term 2017 Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease will be teaching a reading and conference course PSY 405/505 on Veterans, Trauma, and Identity at Oregon State University’s main campus in Corvallis. Students will need her approval to take the course and can do this by turning in a Psychology Override Form with her signature. The form is available in Reed Lodge. The time is TBD based on participants schedules. For more information about this course you can contact Erika Frandrup at frandrue@oregonstate.edu

Oregon State University is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, in the Memorial Union Quad. Immediately following the ceremony is a reception in the Memorial Union Journey Room from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The ceremony, sponsored by OSU’s ROTC units, includes a keynote address by Captain Jonathan A. Hayes (retired), who has served in Rolling Thunder operations over North Vietnam, and containing a flight record of 2,200 hours in the F-4 Phantom. Also featured at the ceremony will be a a 12-hour POW/MIA flag walk, a 24-hour POW/MIA vigil, and a 21-gun salute.  This ceremony is free for all who have the desire to attend; so bring forth your friends and family to pay tribute to those who granted our freedom.

The Office of the Registrar at Oregon State University distributed an email yesterday to students using veterans’ educational benefits that starting Winter Term they will be eligible for priority registration.

The email stated that all veterans who receive veteran educational benefits and dependents who receive veteran educational benefits are eligible for priority registration starting with Winter 2017 registration at OSU. This earlier registration helps ensure quicker access to registering for your courses, maximizing your veteran educational benefits, and paving the way toward a timely graduation.

Eligible students will have to receive a unique registration PIN from their academic advisors each term to take advantage of this benefit.

 

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The beginning of the academic year brings new opportunities for our students, it has also brought them for the Military and Veterans Resources program here at Oregon State University.  Last month we moved from Snell 142 and are now in Snell 137.

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Along with the office in 137, we also gained Snell 140 and 141.  Room 141 is now set up as a small student resource area with two computer workstations, a printer, and a couch if you just want to chill in a quiet space.

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Room 140 offers the program new possibilities.  Thanks to the awesome donations from our friends at the Disabled American Veterans in Albany and Union Pacific we are able to schedule the start of the remodel project for our Veterans’ Meeting/Small Group Study space. This space will allow us to have one central point for all of our off campus visitors that are here to provide services to meet with our veterans. When not scheduled, it will be available to be signed out for individual or small group study. There are also plans to add a space for lockers so that some of our Beaver Vets have a secure place on campus to store items when not needed, instead of packing them all day.

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The increased space has allowed for the increase in staffing.  The VA approved us for two VA work study positions that will allow us to keep more consistent business hours during the week to better serve our community.  The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Come on by and check out what is going on in the new area and meet the crew.

Starting fall term of the 2016-2017 academic year, Oregon State Ecampus will provide financial assistance to currently serving military members who entered the service while they were residents of Oregon and who are using military tuition assistance to help pay for their online classes.

The assistance OSU Ecampus will provide will allow service members to take up to 4 credits per term, at the undergraduate or graduate level, at no additional cost above what the military tuition assistance program will pay. This award is in addition to your other military education benefits.

For more information see the Ecampus page at: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/online-degrees/military/ecampus-tuition-assistance.htm

 

28 September 2016 

OSU-Cascades – Veterans Social and Resource Event

The event will be in Tykenson Hall 104 from 4 to 6 pm.

06 October 2016

OSU-Main Campus – Veteran Social and Resource Event

Then event will be in Austin Hall Event room on the first floor from 4 to 7 pm.

Events are open to all members of our Beaver Vet Community.  Faculty, staff, students, and family are all welcome to attend.

Come meet other members of our community and partake in some of the food and refreshments.

Oregon State and local veterans resource providers will be available to answer questions on their programs.