This information has been put together by the VMF as a helpful guide as you begin to explore benefit options. For information specific to your benefits at SOU, contact email@example.com
VA Education Benefits - Office of Financial Aid
Please contact the Financial Aid Office – School Certifying officials for any questions or concerns regarding your certification at 541.552.6613 or firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also visit the Financial Aid Website for more information by clicking here. To review VA benefit options, please visit https://www.va.gov/
Federal & State Tuition Assistance - Bursar
State TA and Eligibility, please click here.
State Darlene Hooley Scholarship (fund 535) for Oregon National Guard and Reserves
Federal TA, please visit one of the following websites: USAF TA, Army TA, Navy/Marine TA, Coast Guard.
Once you receive approval from your branch of service, please contact Financial Aid at email@example.com or 541.552.6613
Southern Oregon Scholarship Application
Veteran’s Dependent Support Waiver (State Benefit)
For more information and eligibility requirements, please contact the School Certifier in Financial Aid by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship
The Department of Veterans Affairs scholarship program for students pursuing a degree in the STEM field. For additional information please visit the VA website.
External Scholarships for Veterans & Military Families
Scholarships listed here at not associated, affiliated, or endorsed by the university. Any student applying to a scholarship program will need to research, review, and decide what will work for their career and educational goals. Please email email@example.com for further assistance.
Student Veterans of America Scholarships: https://studentveterans.org/programs/scholarships
Folded Flag Foundation: https://www.foldedflagfoundation.org/Apply
AMVETS Scholarships: https://amvets.org/scholarships/
American Legion: https://www.legion.org/scholarships
Air Force Sergeants Association: https://www.hqafsa.org/scholarships.html
Women Marines Association: https://www.womenmarines.org/scholarships
American Indian College Fund: https://standwithnativestudents.org
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: https://www.mcsf.org/apply/eligibility/
Navy League of the United States: https://www.navyleague.org/programs/scholarships
Army Scholarship Fund: https://www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org/
Study Abroad – Gillman McCain Scholarship: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org
At SOU we take great pride in providing the best possible services to our Military family members. We recognize that our Military families serve along with the service member often providing support during deployments, helping coordinate moves across the world, and being there to support loved ones. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to review any benefits for your family, to review the transition into SOU, and how we can help you take the next steps on becoming a Raider!
Scholarships, Benefits, & Support Programs
- VA Chapter 35, Dependents Education Assistance Program
- VA Fry Scholarship Program
- SOU Veteran Dependent Waiver
- Study Abroad – Gillman McCain Scholarship
- VA Family Caregiver Assistance
- SOU Food Pantry
- The Community Pre-School at SOU
- Ashland School District
- City of Ashland
For benefits questions, email email@example.com
Section 702 of The Choice Act
Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students for terms beginning after July 1, 2015. These new requirements will ensure that our Nation’s recently discharged Veterans, and their eligible family members, will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges while using their well-deserved education benefits.
A “covered individual” is defined in the Choice Act as:
A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
Note: Individuals who initially meet the requirements above will maintain “covered individual” status as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the institution of higher learning, even if they are outside the 3-year window or enroll in multiple programs.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Detailed information regarding VA benefits and eligibility can be found at https://www.benefits.va.gov/
Contact Veterans & Military Families
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Stevenson Union 301
Ashland, OR 97520
Social Justice at SOU
SOU Office of the Dean of Students
Stevenson Union, Room 321
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520