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.
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.
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.
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.