Our goal is to get you successfully into and through college, and onto a satisfying career!
Call (208)282-4245 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Schedule an Advising Appointment
You can schedule an appointment with an Advisor at:
Pocatello, ID Office:
Amy Christensen| TRIO Veterans Director
Omar Raudez| TRIO Veterans Advisor & Counselor
Idaho Falls, ID Office:
Micheal Gloschat| TRIO Veterans Advisor & Planner
ISU University Place: 208-282-7920
College of Eastern Idaho: 208-535-5459
Join the Program
Who is eligible?
- Students may be eligible for services if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
- First-generation college student: Neither of the student's parents has a bachelor's degree. If a parent has an associate degree, the student is eligible to receive TRIO services.
- Meet Limited Income Guidelines: The student's taxable income is at or below a scale set by the Department of Education's Federal TRIO Programs.
- Show an Academic Need: Test scores indicate an academic need or the student has not been in school for the past five consecutive years.
- Have served in active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than 180 days and received other than a dishonorable discharge, or has 30 days or more active duty as a National Guard or Reserve Member.
If you have any questions about our program or the application process, our advisors are more than happy to help you!
Simply drop your completed TRIO Veterans application and additional documents into the upload widget at the bottom of this webpage.
All information on applications will be kept strictly confidential per FERPA and HIPPA rules and regulations, and only shared with TRIO Staff and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
TRIO Veterans is a federally funded program which assists veterans who are interested in pursuing a Technical Certificate, Associates degree, or a Bachelor’s degree at the college/university of their choice. TRIO Veterans staff support students with any aspect of their educational attainment free of charge.
Services are selected by the student and can include:
- Tutoring and academic support (math, English, sciences, and foreign language)
- Preparation for placement testing
- Career exploration and personal or career counseling
- Study strategies and time management
- Help with admissions and petitions
- Support with financial issues (VA benefits, FAFSA, personal finance)
Upcoming Events and Workshops
Student Basic Training:
As you prepare for the upcoming school year TRIO Veterans has created FREE Student Basic Training Virtual Workshops to support your success in your classes. These are training sessions for any incoming veteran student and will be held August 12th through August 21st, 2020. All sessions are virtual and you can choose any of the subjects you wish to learn more about.
The following topics will be covered:
- Time management
- Learning strategies
- Note taking
- Scholarships essay writing
- Managing test stress
Our staff can also help resolve questions about financial aid and benefits, schedules, and class selection.
We hope that you can join us and your fellow veterans who are ready to be successful learners! We look forward to working with you. In order to provide adequate resources for all our participants please complete the RSVP in the link below. If you have additional questions please call Micheal Gloschat in Idaho Falls at (208)535-5459 or Omar Raudez in Pocatello at (208)282-1241.
RSVP Online at FREE Student Basic Training Virtual Workshops for Veterans
AFCEA WAR VETERANS SCHOLARSHIPS (UNDERGRADUATE ONLY)
Deadline: May 31, 2020 (Fall 2020 deadline is September 15, 2020)
Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to:
- Persons on active duty in the uniformed military services
- Honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel)
ARMY NURSE CORPS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: April 30, 2021 (Applications for 2021 scholarships will begin to be accepted in late 2020 or early 2021, TBA).
About and Apply: http://e-anca.org/Scholarships
The ANCA scholarships will be $3,000 per selected applicant based on eligibility criteria:
- Students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia program who:
- Are serving or have previously served in any branch, at any rank, of a component of the US Army (Active Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve);
- Are not currently receiving funding by a component of the US Army (e.g., ROTC scholarship students and students receiving full GI Bill benefits are not eligible); and
- As applicable, have received an Honorable Discharge.
- Nursing or anesthesia students whose parent(s), spouse, or child have current or previous service in a component of the US Army.
Deadline: May 31, 2020 (opens January 2021)
AMVETS’ offers scholarships through our National Service Foundation (NSF) and donations. They are for Veteran (other than dishonorable), Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves; Spouses; and Children/Grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves who are currently in high school. The scholarships, up to $12,000, are only for full-time study at an accredited undergraduate college, university, or technical school leading to a non-specific degree.
LOWE’S AMVETS TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline: May 1, 2021 (opens January, 2021)
Through a corporate grant from the Lowe’s Companies, Inc., AMVETS is pleased to offer scholarships and Veteranpreneur business grants to Veterans and their spouses.
Generation T Scholarships are offered to Veterans and spouses who would like to enter into or advance their career in the skilled trades industry.
The Lowe’s + AMVETS Technology Scholarships are offered to student Veterans and spouses who are undergraduate juniors or seniors and are currently studying Computer Science.
The Veteranpreneur business grants are for skilled tradespeople who aspire to operate their own business in the skilled trades industry.
For more information about scholarships and Veteranpreneur grants, click the icons below or contact Lindsay Bonaparte at
THE LINT CENTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES, INC.
Deadline: July 31, 2020 (opens February, 2021)
About and Apply: The McGaughey Family Scholarship ($1,000)
About and Apply: Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship ($1,500)
Merit-based scholarships for Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, their children and scholars, to advance the study of National Security, cross-cultural studies, and global understanding.
JIMMIE L. DEAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Deadline: April 15, 2021 (opens Fall 2020)
Winners will be chosen on a competitive basis regardless of family financial basis. All Scholarship awards are determined by the Foundation at the sole discretion of its Board of Directors.
- Be a continuous resident of the state of Oklahoma for the past six (6) years,
- Be a graduate from an Oklahoma High School or have completed the Oklahoma High School requirements through Homeschool activities,
- Be entering an accredited Oklahoma College, University or Technical school from the list on the application page on a full-time basis for the first time in the Fall of 2020 in pursuit of a 4 year undergraduate degree from the College or University or an appropriate degree from a Technical school such as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology,
- Have a minimum ACT score of 25 for those planning to attend a 4-year college or University,
- Have a minimum ACT score of 17 for those planning to attend Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee,
- Graduate students and less than full time students are NOT eligible for an award.
The funds for the awards granted will be distributed directly to the College, University or Technical School under the conditions provided during the application process. Only students who have been accepted to the College, University or Technical School will be awarded scholarships but applications will be accepted by the Foundation for consideration prior to acceptance.
Please note: To be eligible for an award you must be an Oklahoma resident. Only students who attended an Oklahoma High School or were home schooled while living in Oklahoma will be considered residents by the Foundation.
2020 FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Member Scholarships for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
Deadline: April 15, 2021 (opens September 1, 2020)
The FRA Education Foundation makes scholarship applications available from 1 September through 15 April each year. (The applications are posted at the bottom of the webpage as pdf files.)
All applications and supporting documents must be postmarked no later than April 15th.
- Applications and documents postmarked later than April 15 will not be considered
- Applications that are incomplete in any way will not be considered
ARMY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Deadline: April 15, 2021 (Variety of Scholarships)
The Army Scholarship Foundation awards one-year financial scholarships (not grants or loans) on an annual basis to qualified and deserving students. The amount of award ranges from $500 to $2000 for undergraduate studies at accredited educational/technical institutions. Scholarship recipients may apply to renew their scholarships annually for a total of four years of higher education. Renewal is not automatic, but depends on academic performance and continued academic eligibility. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic record and participation in school and community activities.
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Deadline: March 3, 2021 (opens January 1, 2021)
- Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
- A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
- Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
- A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
TROOPS TO TEACHERS PROGRAM
Deadline: August 25, 2020 (Last Tuesday in August, Annually Thereafter)
The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies. The program offers four tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track, Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track, Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track, and Track 4: Noyce Research Track. In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal.
ARMY WOMEN’S FOUNDATION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: Fall 2020 (date TBA)
About and Apply: https://www.awfdn.org/scholarships/general-information/
- Applicant must be a woman who has served or is serving honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or the child of a woman who served honorably in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
- Community College Legacy Scholarships: Applicant must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or GED and must be currently enrolled in an accredited community college.
- Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships: Applicant must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or GED and must be currently enrolled in accredited Certificate granting institution.
- College and University Legacy Scholarships: Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and have completed 30 credit hours of course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Graduate Program Legacy Scholarships: Applicant must have achieved an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be enrolled in or accepted into a Graduate level program — Masters or Doctoral.
VFW/ SUPERCUTS -HELP A HERO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: April 30, 2021
The VFW’s Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 deadline.
- Tuition and Fees only – Will conflict with standard GI Bill (Great for those who are limited on their GI Bill eligibility)
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SERVICE GRANTS
Deadline: July 1, 2020
If your parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible for an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.
The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. For the 2020–21 award year (July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021), the maximum Federal Pell Grant award will be $6,345.
As required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the sequester law), award amounts for any Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2018, and before Oct. 1, 2019, must be reduced by 6.2 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been entitled. Any Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2019, and before Oct. 1, 2020, must be reduced by 5.9 percent. For example:
- For any 2019–20 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2018, and before Oct. 1, 2019, the maximum award amount of $6,195 is reduced by 6.2 percent ($384.09), resulting in a maximum award of $5,810.91.
- For any 2019–20 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2019, and before Oct. 1, 2020, the maximum award amount of $6,195 is reduced by 5.9 percent ($365.50), resulting in a maximum award of $5,829.50.
ANKIN LAW OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERANS
Deadline: July 2020
About and Apply: https://ankinlaw.com/disabled-veterans/
The scholarship is open to disabled veterans of the United States Armed Forces who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, college, university, trade, or vocational school in the fall of 2019. Your disability rating must be at least 30%.
About and Apply: https://ankinlaw.com/military-scholarship/
This scholarship is open to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces and immediate family members (parents, children) who will be enrolled full-time in fall 2020 in an accredited community college or university (undergraduate or graduate), earning credits toward a degree (associate, baccalaureate, or graduate). Trade or vocational programs will also qualify.
EDUCATION CONNECTION SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Applicants must be military active duty, honorably discharged, veteran, or a spouse from any branch of the military.
This scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. They must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application. And, are enrolled, or do enroll no later than the fall of 2021 in an accredited institution of higher learning.
Visit Our Offices
Pocatello-Idaho State University Office
790 Humbolt St.
Pocatello, ID 83209
Student Union Building-3rd Floor, Room 313
Idaho Falls-University Place Office
1784 Science Center Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Tingey Administration Building, Room 230
Idaho Falls-College of Eastern Idaho Office
1600 S 25th East
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Alexander D. Creek Building #5, Room 508
TRIO Veterans Program
921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8095
Pocatello, ID 83209
Office: Student Union Building 3rd Floor
Amy Christensen has been supporting the progress of motivated learners for more than seven years. She is a passionate advocate for underrepresented students and is honored to be assisting veterans in their successful transition to the academic world. Amy began her work in higher education with the Successful Transitions And Retention Track (START) program at Idaho State University in 2011. She had the honor of helping to build the START program from the ground up and throughout that experience learned many valuable lessons about what adult learners need to be successful. Serving as both the Student Identity Counselor and later as the program Director for START prepared Amy for her role with TRIO. Amy has her Masters in Counseling from Idaho State University and is licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Clinical Supervisor in the State of Idaho.
Office: Office: University Place Idaho Falls 1784 Science Center Dr. STOP 8150 TAB Building, Room 230 Idaho Falls, ID 83402
College of Eastern Idaho
1600 S 25th East
Bldg. #5, Room 508
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Micheal is new to TRIO Veterans, coming from a long career with the US Army. He served in a active duty capacity and a civilian for over 24 years. He graduated from Excelsior College of New York with a Bachelors in Science and History. Micheal is excited to bring his experience working with the military to help all Veteran connected students.
TRIO Veterans Counselor/Advisor
Office: Student Union Building 3rd Floor
Omar’s Raudez is an ISU Alumni with a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in General Studies with Minor in Choreography and Dance Performance. Omar is bilingual in English and Spanish. In his free time he is a fitness enthusiast. Omar is Les Mills certified in two programs and teaches at Gold’s Gym in Pocatello. He loves to help and motivate individuals to push their limits, and to help them fully discover their full potential and empowerment.
TRIO Veterans Advisor/Tutor Coordinator
Office: Student Union Building 3rd Floor
Tyler Johnson was born in Logan, UT and has spent most of his life in Pocatello, Idaho. He is a 2019 Idaho State Alumni with a Bachelors in Spanish for the Health Professions and developed a passion for helping incoming students during his years at ISU as a former First Year Experience Mentor. Through opportunities during his undergraduate years, Tyler has worked with a variety of students with diverse backgrounds including first generation, low income and Veteran students. He very much enjoys igniting the fire of motivation within people and assisting them in achieving their goals. He is a big believer in things happening for a reason in life and helping those around him see those reasons is one of his favorite things to do.
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