Student Veterans of America (SVA) is conducting a 5 minute confidential, voluntary demographic web survey of veterans, military service members, and their dependents in higher education.
Here is the link to the survey:  http://sva.checkboxonline.com/svds14.aspx
The survey is for anyone who has or is currently serving in the U.S. Military and their dependents. You do not have to be currently enrolled to participate either; if you are on a leave of absence or an alumni you are welcome to take the survey. You do not have to be attending a school with, belong to, or involved in an SVA chapter to participate.

Fry Scholarship

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that starting on November 3rd,2014 they will expand the Fry Scholarship to surviving spouses of servicemembers who died on duty. Eligible spouses will receive up to 36 months of the full, 100-percent level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which includes a tuition-and-fee payment, a monthly housing allowance and stipend for books and supplies. 
More information are available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Did you miss the Leadership Summit Series? Do you have a business plan, but want to refine your proposal? Join us for SVA’s next Straight Talk Hangout On Air, the Chapter Grant Workshop. This one-hour, virtual event will be hosted by SVA’s Director of Programs, Walter Tillman, who will discuss how to craft an award winning business plan so that you can be successful in the Chapter Grant program. 

October 11-19, 2014 is our “Student Veteran Appreciation Week + 1” and we have opened our Veterans on Campus: Peer Program to all student veterans athttp://bit.ly/1pMT0AS.  You have free access this week to our innovative 30 minute online course.  You can practice your conversation skills with a fully interactive student veteran in need, in order to be ready when a friend in real life approaches you with difficulties.  This course is one of two created in collaboration with the Student Veterans of America.