Veteran Services

RRCC Veteran Services - Honoring Those Who Serve
 

RRCC named a Top College for Military Veterans in 2017

Military Advanced Education & Transition named Red Rocks Community College a TOP school in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities research study!

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Military and Veteran Services

The mission of the Red Rocks Community College Veteran Services Department is to east the transition from the military environment to the learning environment by assisting those presently serving and prior-service military members and their dependents with understanding and applying for their GI Bill education benefits, connecting these students with on-campus and community based resources, and by creating an environment of support and community.

Services we offer are:

  • Connecting students to campus experts in Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, Personal Counseling Services, Accessibility Services, Testing Services and Career Services.
  • GI Bill Certification.
  • Referrals to campus and community resources.
  • Support and campus activities to ease the soldier-to-student transition.
  • Promoting camaraderie among military students through organized student veteran and military associations.
  • Access to Military and Veteran Student Center. A place to study, mingle, and learn more about veteran related events and resources.
  • Connections with off campus Veteran Services Organizations to help ease the transition from service member to student.

NAVPA Scholarship Now Open - Deadline: January 19, 2018

The National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA) is proud to introduce their National Scholarship Program. The NAVPA Scholarship is available to veterans, service members and their dependents. However, the Veteran must have received an Honorable Discharge from their last term of service.

Description

    • The purpose of the NAVPA National Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to veteran, service member and dependent students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate and alternative certification at NAVPA member institutions.
    • Awards will be $500 for each NAVPA region, eight regions total.
    • An individual may receive a NAVPA scholarship only once.
    • Award recipients who withdrew from the member college or do not maintain the minimum amount of credits will forfeit their scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Each applicant must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements.

  • Currently attend a NAVPA member institution. (RRCC is a NAVPA member institution)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible U.S. permanent resident.
  • Be an Honorably Discharged U.S. Military Veteran, Active Duty, Reserve or Guard member, or a Dependent of Veteran or Service member.
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete prerequisite essay, not to exceed two pages. “How the NAVPA Scholarship will help me achieve my goals”
  • Be enrolled in and maintain attendance at full-time rate at a NAVPA member approved college or university during the fall 2017 semester/quarter.
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 college credit hours by the end of the fall 2017 semester/quarter. For alternative certification/post-baccalaureate program applicants, credits may be from their bachelor’s degree program course of study.

To apply visit navpa.org

Earn College Credit for Prior Learning

Did you know that you could receive college credit for knowledge gained through your military training and experiences? Visit www.placredit.com to create a personal prior learning history that you can share with your advisor to learn if your experience could qualify for prior learning credit. You can also learn more here.

Upcoming Events

Toys for Tots will have a drop off at Red Rocks Community College through December 20th. New toys for ages infant to 16 years old are appreciated.

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Faculty and Civilian Resources

How to Talk To Veterans About War (TED Talk)

Learn about issues facing veterans, and how to best support them, with these free online trainings. Free webinar training for service members, family and service providers http://usmilitarymatters.org/