Congratulations to the 2016 Rockwell Collins-SVA Community College Scholars!

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Christal Beck

An Air Force veteran and sophomore at Sierra College, where she studies Computer Science.

Frances Salazar

A Navy veteran and sophomore at Anne Arundel Community College, where he studies Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

Joseph Page

An Air Force veteran and sophomore at Central New Mexico Community College, where he studies American History.

Maria Beltran

An Army veteran and sophomore at Sauk Valley Community College, where she studies Accounting.

Michelle Gormley

An Air Force veteran and senior at Spokane Community College, where she studies Hospitality Administration/Management.

Summer Lee

A Marine Corps veteran and sophomore at San Diego Mesa College, where she studies Accounting.

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Student Veterans of America and Rockwell Collins are committed to ensuring that eveSFCC NatConry veteran has access to the highest quality of education necessary to fulfill their dreams. We recognize that many student veterans start their journey at the community college level, and many of those students have either run out of, or are saving, their GI Bill benefits for further studies. In recognizing the ever important start to the outstanding commitment to the student veteran experience, Rockwell Collins and SVA are providing six (6) $2,500 scholarships to student veterans currently attending a community college! 


Interested applicants are encouraged to read the below information carefully. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please click on the link at the bottom of this page to access the application form. Complete all fields and upload the required documents, preferably as PDFs. If you have any questions regarding the application or the scholarship, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To be considered for the SVA Community College Scholarship, all required materials must be submitted and/or received no later than November 4, 2016, 11:59PM EST.



Eligible student veterans must meet the minimum criteria outlined below:

  • Enrolled in a certificate or associates granting program at an accredited institution of higher education for the 2016/2017 academic year
  • Must attend a two - year institution 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Submit a resume 
  • Submit proof of military service (DD214)
  • Submit proof of enrollment in an accredited U.S. institution of higher education (transcript)
  • Submit one (1) letters of recommendation detailing your talents, interests, and aspirations (letters must be submitted via the SVA Letter of Recommendation link below and must be on an official letterhead)
  • Must be a U.S Citizen or have the legal right to work in U.S without requiring sponsorship now or in the future 



All applicants must select and answer one of the following essays on one document. Upload your completed essay on the application page, preferably as a PDF. Please thoroughly, but succinctly (300-500 words per essay question), answer the following prompt: 

1. Tell us about your previous leadership experiences, during your military service and beyond. How have you carried these experiences forward in the classroom or in other university activities?

2. Write a one-page Statement on how this scholarship will help you in reaching your educational goals.



The application period is closed. Thank you to all the applicants!




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