Resources & Announcements

Announcements
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Veterans and military dependents are encouraged to join our canvas page to receive the most up to date communication and announcements. Chat with VRC staff easily and efficiently as well as connect with fellow students!

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Statement of Absence Due to Military Service

California Education Code 99130 states the following: 

(a) Subject to applicable federal, state, and institutional refund and withdrawal policies, when a student is called to active military duty during an academic term, the student may choose one of the following options:  

(1) The student may withdraw from the institution, retroactively to the beginning of the academic term, with a full refund of tuition and fees in accordance with Section 824 of the Military and Veterans Code.  

(2) If at least 75 percent of the academic term has been completed, the student may request that the faculty member assign a grade for the course based on the work the student has completed. The faculty member shall make the final decision as to whether to grant the student’s request.  

(3) If the faculty member assigns a grade of Incomplete for the student’s coursework, the student shall have a minimum of four weeks after returning to the institution to complete the course requirements. Additional time may be granted if alternative arrangements are made with the faculty member, and provided that the alternative arrangements are consistent with the requirements of Section 824 of the Military and Veterans Code. An institution shall also comply with the requirements of Section 668.18 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or a successor provision, regarding the procedures and timelines for the readmission of a military student. 

California Education Code 66023 states the following:  

That students called to active military service: 

(a) Do not lose academic credits or degree status. 

(b) Provide for a refund of fees paid by the student for the term in which he or she was called to active military service. 

Campus Resources
Workforce Development Center

Many companies desire veteran employees and interns! To learn about these opportunities, how to be eligible for books, supplies, and uniforms (POST academy, nursing, etc), and resume/interview assistance, please visit the Workforce Development Center.  

Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS)

Does your service or non-service rated disability impact your learning experience? Learn more about accommodations available such as quiet and/or extended testing time, technology, and support services available at the DSPS office!

CTC - Career Transfer Center

https://www.deltacollege.edu/department/career-transfer-center 

Preparing you for continued higher education and career entry is one of our greatest missions at Delta. Our Career Transfer Center provides comprehensive services to make your transfer to a four-year university as smooth as possible. We provide one-on-one support in the college admissions process, as well as job-seeking and post-college career planning. 

MESA - Math Engineering Science Achievement

https://www.deltacollege.edu/department/mesa  

Delta’s MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) program provides academic support to first generation, low-income college students in Calculus-based fields in Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences, as they move towards transfer to four -year institutions. We are part of a statewide continuum of services, working with students in 6th grade through to their Bachelor’s degree, with sister programs at 33 community colleges, 9 CSU and UC campuses throughout California and at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton. MESA is administered through the University of California. 

The Puente Program

https://www.deltacollege.edu/department/puente-program

The Puente Program is here to support you in reaching your goals! Our goal is to increase the number of students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors for future generations. The program is open to all students who meet eligibility criteria. 

 

EOPS

EOPS/CARE provides academic services and helps create opportunities for students with academic potential who historically would not have attended college. As part of EOPS/CARE you will receive a variety of support services and benefits, all at no cost to you! 

For more information on eligibility and applying to EOPS, please visit the EOPS Eligibilty page or visit the EOPS -Steps to applying page for the application. 

California Resources
Pieces to Peace: Veterans Writing Project

Pieces to Peace: Veterans Writing Project 
Tuleburg Press: (209) 298-2078 

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Pieces to Peace: Veterans Writing Project is modeled after the Peace Paper Project (peacepaper.org) and the veterans writing group work of internationally-known author Maxine Hong Kingston. Through a collaboration with University of the Pacific Art Department, Delta College Veterans Service Center and American Legion Karl Ross Post 16, Tuleburg Press/The Write Place offered veterans -- for free -- an opportunity to create a handmade, leather journal with paper made from an article of their personal military clothing and transform the hidden stories of their war experiences into art (poems and stories) over a 9-month writing workshop.  
Workshop leaders are writing instructors and published authors and include Maxine Hong Kingston as a guest. Tuleburg Press/The Write Place has been making paper and producing handmade journals for three years with children and adults. This project utilizes a paper pulping machine at the University of the Pacific and the expertise of Drew Matott, coordinator of the Peace Paper Project, as well as the combined energies and talents of some of Stockton's best writers. The voluntary, culminating reading and reception will be a virtual event due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

We specifically served: 

  • Veterans who have sought out services from local fraternal veteran organizations
 
  • Veterans who have affiliated with Veteran social organizations for comradery
 
  • Veterans who associate with support groups
 
  • At-risk Veteran populations that are defined as homeless, recently released from incarceration, associated with the Veterans Treatment Court Program (FIX’D), PTSD treatment groups, and A.A.4.V. (Alcoholics Anonymous for Veterans), and groups such as these. 
California Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP)

California Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP) is a program designed to inform and connect veterans of all eras to their earned federal and state benefits as well as provide continued support and assistance as their needs change over time through five unique pathways:

  • Core Curriculum: (Veteran 101, CA Benefits, Financial Literacy) 
  • Education: (Selecting a School, Educational Benefits, UC & State Schools) 
  • Employment: (Apprenticeship, Job Search, State E mployment)  
  • Entrepreneurship: (DVBE, Business Centers, Business Resources) 
  • Service Providers (Attorneys, Employers, Primary Care, Supportive Housing) 

 

CalVet Women Veteran Roster

If you are a woman who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, please complete this form to be added to the CalVet Women Veterans Roster. As part of the roster, you will receive updated information about benefits, programs, services, and resources throughout California. 

Join CalVert Women Veterans Roster

California Department of Veterans Affairs

https://www.calvet.ca.gov/  

The California Department of Veterans Affairs strives to serve and honor all California veterans by connecting them and their families with their earned benefits through education, advocacy, and direct services. Every year check out their new California Veterans Resource Book here: https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Documents/Veteran_%20Resource_%20Book.pdf  

Women Veterans Alliance

https://www.womenveteransalliance.org

Women Veterans Alliance is IMPACTING AND EMPOWERING THE LIVES OF WOMEN VETERANS. 

We are the premier national network focused on directly impacting the quality of life of women veterans. We do this successfully through transforming the way the community networks to bring people and programs directly together through a reliable and resourceful platform. 

National Resources
Scholarships.com: Veteran Scholarships

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/veteran-scholarships/  

Scholarships.com aims to compensate and reward those who are dedicated to education, hobbies, and other valuable interests. That is why we provide scholarships to some of our country's most dedicated men and women through Veteran Scholarships. These scholarships are typically available either to those who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, or Coast Guard. Below are some examples of pertinent scholarships, but further utilize our free scholarship search tool to ensure you find all the scholarships that match you. You may qualify beyond one specific criteria, such as serving in the armed forces, being a dependent thereof, or having family members who served.

Scholarships & Resources for Military Veterans

https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/student-veteran-scholarships-resources/

At EduMed, we're always trying to find ways to give back to our military veterans through the college and career guides we publish on our website. They deserve all the support they need when it comes to advancing their education and career after they've completed their service. 

The latest example of our efforts is a new scholarships and resources page we created specifically for veterans. The page showcases 20 great scholarship opportunities (including many in the healthcare field) that can make all the difference in affording college. We've also provided a list of valuable academic and career resources that veterans can use to maximize their success. 

U. S. Veterans Magazine

https://usveteransmagazine.com/list-of-military-scholarships-for-service-members-spouses-and-dependents/

U. S. Veterans Magazine: List of Military Scholarships for Service Members, Spouses, and Dependents 

A variety of scholarships are available to veterans and their spouses and families. 

Please visit the individual websites for most up to date information on the various scholarships, complete eligibility requirements, and deadlines if no link is provided. Also recheck with your college or university to search for other available scholarships 

AMVETS Scholarships

https://amvets.org/scholarships/

AMVETS is proud to offer scholarships/grants to our nation’s Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserves; their Spouses as well as their Children and Grandchildren. 

AMVETS scholarship are designed to fulfill a financial gap after all Federal/State educational grants/scholarship/ grant available to an eligible applicant has been utilized/ all means exhausted. 

Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements, gather the required documents, and complete the online application in its entirety. 

The Scholarship application period opens January 20th and closes April 30th. 

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/ 

Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans. 

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin. 

The Tillman Scholars Program

https://pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-scholars-military-scholarships/

The Pat Tillman Foundation selects remarkable service members, veterans and military spouses as they look to begin their next chapter as public and private sector leaders. As a Tillman Scholar, you have the opportunity to earn more than a military scholarship; you are part of a network of leaders making an impact. Explore applicant eligibility and compensation options in further detail. 

Student Veterans of America (SVA)

https://studentveterans.org/

Through a network of more than 1,500 on-campus chapters, Student Veterans of America ensures that student veterans and military-connected students achieve their greatest potential. 

Student Veterans of America is the premier organization leading service, research, programs, and advocacy for veterans in higher education. The mission of Student Veterans of America is to act as a catalyst for student veteran success by providing resources, network support and advocacy to, through, and beyond higher education. 

Service to School (S2S) 

https://service2school.org/  

Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free college and grad school application counseling to military veterans and servicemembers. 

Our goal is to help veterans gain admission to the best college for them while empowering each veteran to make informed decisions about their education. 

Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP)

https://www.warrior-scholar.org/   

In partnership with top colleges and universities, Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) hosts intensive, one and two-week college-preparatory academic boot camps for enlisted veterans and transitioning service members. Boot camps are offered in three disciplines: Humanities, STEM, and Business & Entrepreneurship. 

Our mission is to empower enlisted veterans and service members and amplify their voices as civic leaders by providing them with (1) a skill bridge that enables a successful transition to the classroom by making them informed consumers of higher education and increasing their confidence to apply to and complete rigorous degree programs at top-tier institutions, and (2) sustained support throughout their pursuit of higher education and into the workforce. 

Google for Veterans and Military Families 

https://grow.google/programs/veterans-commitment/

Google for Veterans and Military Families: Explore tools and resources designed to help transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses prepare for and build meaningful careers.

LinkedIn

 https://socialimpact.linkedin.com/programs/veterans/premiumform  

In collaboration with ID.me, LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning. Please see here for any questions you may have about ID.me and make sure to check out our blog post about how veterans can make the most out of LinkedIn. 

Hiring our Heroes

https://www.hiringourheroes.org/

Hiring Our Heroes provides resume writing, career transition resources, and employment connections designed specifically for military members, military dependents, and veterans. A resume builder, online job portal, employment events, best practices, and mentorship are a few of the great resources provided by Hiring our Heroes

Veterati: On Demand Mentorship for Veterans and Military Dependents

https://www.veterati.com/

Veterati is a military, veteran, and military dependent specific mentorship resource! Thousands of mentors are available for personal, military transition, career insider tips and jobs, and coaching. Search by schools of interest, careers of interest, or skills of interest to find the perfect mentors for you at Veterati

Annuity-Veteran Financial Literacy

https://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/veterans/

When it comes to preparing for the golden years, veterans and their families have many resources at their fingertips. They include pensions, a civilian income, Social Security (or possible disability income), VA healthcare and tax-advantaged savings. 

Find out what benefits are available to you and how eligibility is determined. By combining veterans benefits with Social Security income, savings plans and annuities you will be one step closer to handling your future expenses. 

Find resources at Annuity

Wounded Warrior Project

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/  

More than 52,000 servicemen and women physically injured in recent military conflicts. 500,000 living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. 320,000 experiencing debilitating brain trauma. Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You are our focus. You are our mission at Wounded Warrior Project. 

Advancements in technology and medicine save lives – but the quality of those lives might be profoundly altered. 

The numbers speak for themselves, because not every warrior can. With the support of our community of donors and team members, we give a voice to those needs and empower our warriors to begin the journey to recovery. 

The Posse Veterans Program

The Posse Veterans Program identifies, trains, and supports veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees at top colleges and universities.

Those accepted into the program attend college as part of a team of veterans—a Veterans Posse. Participants receive training prior to matriculating on campus and mentoring once enrolled. In addition, Posse partner colleges provide veterans in the program with supplemental funding to cover the full cost of tuition.

Posse Veterans Program partners include the University of Virginia, Vassar College, and Wesleyan University. https://www.possefoundation.org/shaping-the-future/posse-veterans-program