CAC gets funding to assist veterans, spouses, dependents

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Support Education and Employment for Vets recently provided $7,600 to Central Arizona College for the Stars and Stripes Scholarship.

The scholarship is designed to assist students who have served our country and their families with the costs associated in achieving educational success at CAC.

S.E.E.4VETS is dedicated to assisting military veterans primarily, then their spouses and their dependents

Ian Parkinson, vice chairman-elect of S.E.E.4VETS stated, “For each student with the title of veteran, there is a story of sacrifice. They swore an oath to protect our homeland and would do so even if it meant giving their last breath in the name of service.  For all of us, they sacrificed, and why it is our imperative to assist them through their academic pursuits toward an even greater future. We admire the efforts Central Arizona College has put forth for their student veterans, and we are proud to be a partner in continuing to give back to their student veterans.”

In 2017, S.E.E.4VETS partnered with the Military Order of Purple Heart, Tucson Chapter 442 to assist in funding the Veterans Center at the Central Arizona College Signal Peak Campus where CAC’s student veteran population could obtain various resources and gather in a collegial environment.

It is the mission of S.E.E.4VETS to accelerate the support of men and women who have served our nation in uniform as productive members of the civilian community, including the pursuit of academic or certification goals, and greater opportunity to succeed and advance in the workplace. They are the only non-profit, charity organization that assists in funding Arizona community colleges to prepare the underprepared student veteran to improve their academic standing in math, English and writing.

CAC currently serves more than 70 veteran and active military students.

If you have any questions about the Stars and Stripes Scholarship or application, please contact the Central Arizona College Foundation at cac.foundation@centralaz.edu.