S.E.E.4VETS Veterans STEM Scholarship
Since 2015, S.E.E.4VETS has donated over $60,000 to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, making STEM education and various programs easily accessible for more than 120 veteran students, at several Maricopa Community College campuses.
In 2019 the S.E.E.4VETS Veterans STEM Scholarship was created to support GateWay Community College (GWCC), launching a STEM-focused Academic Advisor pilot program specific to the Veteran Services Center, utilizing academic advisement, case management, and school certifying roles, helping veterans navigate education benefits, external resources, and student support services.
“GWCC’s effort to facilitate their Veterans’ transition from military life to successful academic accomplishment is impressive and worthy of our support. Experience has shown that the dedicated counseling of a professional produces positive results. Further, incentivizing students to participate in STEM courses of study is timely and encouraging. S.E.E.4VETS is proud to support such exemplary efforts," said Jim Symonds, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) & S.E.E.4VETS Board of Director.
S.E.E.4VETS Board Member Mica R. Endsley, Ph.D., President SA Technologies added, “A workforce that is trained in STEM is vital to the future global competitiveness of US corporations. Further, workers in STEM have double the job security of the non-STEM workforce and typically earn 26% more. GWCC’s new program to advance STEM education plays a vital role in supporting the needs of veterans, a strong business climate, and United States competitiveness.
To read more about S.E.E.4VETS, and how they support and encourage veterans to complete their education, visit see4vets.org.