IDAHO VETERANS GUIDE
The Idaho Veterans Guide is an online resource for veterans and their families in need of assistance. The Veterans Resource Guide is a free and open network where veterans and their families have access to a variety of resources from anywhere in the United States.
All programs listed are provided at low or no cost. This guide is also a good resource for scholarship opportunities within Idaho and throughout the United States. Enter a zip code and select the Education tab to search with the following keywords: Scholarship and/or Education Assistance.
IDAHO VETERANS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce, IDVCC, provides a navigation network for veterans, serving military, and their families providing community resources that focuses on Entrepreneurship, Workforce Management, Housing, Family-Wellness, and Education.
NEXT STEPS IDAHO
Next Step’s Idaho is a State of Idaho initiative in partnership with Idaho’s employers and is designed to help Idaho residents understand and pursue educational and career opportunities within the State of Idaho.
Click links for newly added resources on the Next Steps Idaho website:
- Next Steps Idaho’s Scholarship Directory
- Next Steps Idaho’s Resume & Cover Letter Builder
- VA Scholarships for Students in Medical and Healthcare Concentrations
- VA offers scholarships to students looking to work in a VA healthcare facility, serving the nation’s Veterans. The scholarships the VA offers cover many degree and certification pursuits and can help to extend VA education benefits. For more information, check out VA.GOV’s education support webpage.
- Veterans Upward Bound
- The main focus of Veterans Upward Bound is to assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.
- STEM FUNDING
- National Science Foundation STEM Scholarships for Idaho Students
- With 5 million to support engineering and computer science students across Idaho, this grant establishes the Center for Advanced Energy Studies Scholars Consortium between Boise State University, the College of Western Idaho, and the College of Southern Idaho. Over 150 low-income students will receive scholarships to begin their academic journeys at CWI or CSI before transferring to BSU, where the scholarship will continue to support their degrees. See this link at BSU’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies for more information.
- VA STEM Opportunities
- It may be possible to extend VA education benefits for beneficiaries whose field of study is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the Edith Norse Rogers STEM Scholarship; click the scholarship link to be taken to VA.GOV’s webpage for specifics and criteria for this scholarship opportunity.
- Tutorial Assistance
- Students may be reimbursed by GI BILL® for tutoring fees. See VA.GOV’s Tutorial Assistance webpage for qualifying criteria for this education benefit.
- Federal Aid
- As an Idaho resident, you may qualify for tuition assistance for training; connect with an Idaho Workforce Development career planner here: Idaho Launch
- Mission43 is an Idaho-based employment team focused on helping transitioning miliary, veterans, and miliary spouses transition to a new career.
- Hire Heroes USA provides free job search assistance to military members, veterans, and their spouses while helping companies connect with opportunities to hire them.
- MyCAA – Spousal career advancement certification program. See the My CAA flyer below for more information and links.
- Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) is a valuable resource for job seekers looking for services, job training or retraining opportunities, and to learn about and applying for unemployment benefits. As resource for Idaho’s employers, there are links that highlight the benefits of and strategies for hiring veterans. Also found on the IDOL website is an event calendar listing job fairs throughout Idaho as well as classes to prepare for and practice interviewing skills, help with resume writing, strategies for maximizing job searches, and more.
- VA’s SOLID START website – VA is committed to supporting every service member transitioning from service. Check out the website for more information and useful quick links.