HillVets 100: Another Year of Celebrating Veteran Success Stories

 

Recently, Student Veterans of America signed a memorandum of understanding with HillVets officially welcoming them to their new home at SVA’s National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

 

Later this month, we will join HillVets as they release its choices for the 100 most influential personalities on veterans issues, highlighting the lawmakers, business leaders, community organizers and advocates of 2015 at the HillVets 100 awards ceremony. 

Google-SVA scholarship: pathway to opportunities

By Sherry Shi, 2014 Google-SVA Scholar & 2015 SVA Student Veteran of the Year

 

I first learned about the Google-SVA scholarship at the 2014 Student Veterans of America National Conference. I quickly applied and have not looked back since. The scholarship has presented me with a whirlwind of opportunities. It not only helped me financially with the costs of education, but also allowed me to join a network of talented students in computer science and engineering from all around the United States.

 

VFW-SVA Legislative Fellows Success Stories: Rob Janice

On February 27th, I took a flight to Washington, D.C. a day before the annual VFW Legislative Conference was set to begin. The plan was to spend the day with my older sister in nearby Alexandria, to have a relaxing day before what was sure to be a whirlwind event beginning on Sunday evening. I had an idea that the experience of being a VFW-SVA Legislative Fellow would be memorable, but had little idea of what exactly I was getting myself into.

 

Three key takeaways from the 2016 VFW-SVA Fellowship

By Deanna Parker, 2016 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellow

Condensing my fellowship experience into one short post does not seem to do it justice. The amount of information I gained from my experience in D.C. will be with me for a lifetime. My expectations for the week were to listen and observe, network and gain more information to put my Community Action Plan into practice. However, these expectations were blown out of the water on my first day! So, how can I share the wealth of knowledge I received into one post? Here are 3 of the major things I want to take back to my fellow veterans.

VFW-SVA Legislative Fellows Success Stories: Robert Davis

 

When I left for this trip to Washington, D.C., I was excited to learn about policy procedures, advocate for veterans issues, and gain an inside look at the great machine that is Capitol Hill. Those expectations were met and exceeded on the first day.

 

  

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