Announcements

 
Veteran Laptop Project
Updated: 8/31/18: We have 4 laptops left for Fall 2018.

  Many of you may have heard about the Veteran Laptop Project that we started this summer.  I am now taking names for those who would like to rent a laptop for Fall 2018. 

  We will have 20 laptops available for this semester.  We should also have graphing calculators, if they are needed.  Please let us know if you want to include a graphing calculator with your laptop and we will see if we have enough.   

 Fall 2018: If you are a veteran or dependent taking fall classes at CMU, you will be given an opportunity to rent a laptop for the semester.  The rental fee for the semester is $50.  If you are interested, please respond to this email.  Before the semester starts, we will do a lottery drawing if there are more than 20 veterans who want to rent a laptop.  If there are fewer than 20, then everyone who responded will get to use one.  You will sign a contract stating you will return the laptop by the due date or you will be charged the entire amount of the laptop.  The $50 rental fee will be placed on your student account and can be paid with your FASFA.  IT will be doing all repairs on the laptops, should they need it. 

 We do have a few sponsors available who are willing to pay the $50 if a veteran is not able to afford it.  Please specify if this is the case.   

Email: aherron@coloradomesa.edu

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 All students using veteran benefits must do Total Withdrawals and class withdrawals through the Veterans Services office!  If you are in Montrose or WCCC campus, please contact us at (970) 248-1739.

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Attention Montrose Students and CMU/CU Boulder Students
Update: 8/15/18
    All Montrose students should now be certified if we have your paperwork.  The VA has told us that we can update the zip codes once they have figured out the logistics side.  We have been assured by the VA that this will not create a letter of debt on the student.
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill) requires that the VA make monthly housing payments based on the location where a student physically attends the majority of their classes.  The VA is currently working on a way for Certifying Officials to enter this when certifying students.  Until the VA finishes this process, we are not allowed to certify any students who are taking classes in Montrose or students in any CU Boulder class.  As soon as we receive word that we can certify, we will begin the process, but please know there will be a delay in receiving your benefits for Fall 2018.
Please contact Amanda Herron at (970) 248-1739 or aherron@coloradomesa.edu with any questions.

Scholarships Available:
Google - SVA Scholarships
Applications for the Google-SVA Scholarships Are Now Open. Eight scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to student veterans pursuing a degree in the field of computer science. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Google's 2018 Summer Annual Scholars' Retreat. Scholarship applications close on November 1, 2018, at 12:00 PM EST. Please visit http://studentveterans.org/programs/scholarships?layout=edit&id=733 for more information. 

 

 

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program Emergency Grants

Emergency grants are available on an ongoing basis for eligible veterans who are enrolled in post-secondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school. Grants will be available for a one-time distribution up to $1,000 based on the cost of emergency need, such as rent, utilities, daycare, and medical expenses. For more information or to apply, visit scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency. More information about Wells Fargo’s support of service members, veterans, and their families is available at wellsfargo.com/military/veterans.