To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.



All veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.




Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a 501(c)(3) coalition of student-veteran groups on college campuses across the globe. Here are some of the things SVA Headquarters staffers do daily:


Support Students

The heart of SVA is the student-led chapter. SVA supports a network of over 1,500 schools and over 700,000 student veterans. At the individual level, SVA empowers veterans to be informed consumers of higher education and make the most of the transition to civilian life.


Fund Scholarships

SVA has awarded over $1 million to SVA Scholars. Thanks to corporate sponsors, SVA is supporting new scholars every semester. View open scholarships.


Train Tomorrow's Leaders

SVA hosts Local Leadership Summits in every region of the country and the Leadership Institute, a highly-selective colloquium of SVA's best students. The sessions offer chapter management, budgeting, and strategic planning skills.


Tell Your Story

SVA's communications team shares the successes of student veterans across the country by engaging in strategic media opportunities, and by telling the stories of our chapters and members.


Protect the G.I. Bill

SVA is a guardian and steward of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, and SVA founders had an important part in the bill's genesis. SVA's Government Affairs team advises lawmakers and advocates in eight issue areas such as student debt and STEM fields.


Conduct Groundbreaking Research

The initial Million Records Project (MRP) offered facts to policymakers, service providers, colleges, and the public. SVA has launched two new research initiatives: The National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST) adds education levels, majors and completion rates of Bill recipients and The SVA Spotlight survey provides annual demographic insights.


Plan the SVA Annual National Conference

The SVA National Conference is the nation's largest annual gathering of student veterans. Save the date for NatCon 2020: January 3-5 in Los Angeles!


Develop Sustainable Support

SVA's development team builds corporate partnerships that fund student-veteran success.


Build an Alumni Network

Being a student veteran and an SVA member does not end at graduation. The alumni network keeps student veterans connected for a lifetime and facilitates mentorship opportunities.


View Financial Documents for Student Veterans of America


SVA is not affiliated, connected, associated, sponsored or approved in any way with the School of Visual Arts in New York, nor is it sponsored or approved by the School of Visual Arts.   



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