News and Events

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1 Credit Hour Class for 1st 8 weeks session in Fall 2013!
Boots to Books: Healthy Transitions for Military Personnel
This course is intended for students who are making the transition from a military environment to an academic environment. It is designed to help acclimate U of A Veterans to student life at the University of Arkansas. The curriculum integrates a network of campus resources, guest presentations, student research and writing, and discussion sessions.
Contact:  Dr. Danette Heckathorn at dheckat@uark.edu or Erika Gamboa at egamboa@uark.edu 

1 Credit Hour Class for 2nd 8 weeks session in Fall 2013!
Student Veteran Peer Mentoring Class
This course is designed to provide student veterans with skills to become a U of A Student Veteran Mentor.
Contact:  Dr. Danette Heckathorn at dheckat@uark.edu or Erika Gamboa at egamboa@uark.edu 

*NEWS*

Academic Challenge Scholarships
The Academic Challenge scholarships are funded by the Arkansas state lottery and will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 per year to qualified students attending four-year universities.  To apply a student must complete both the FAFSA and the YOUniversal application forms. To complete the state application, log on to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Web site at http://www.adhe.edu. The YOUniversal application link is on the left side of the main page. This single online application will be reviewed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for all Arkansas state scholarships programs, including the Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship, the Governor's Scholars Program, and the Go! Grant. Students need to be sure to follow all the directions and provide the required documents. Arkansas state scholarships also require the completion of the FAFSA form, which can be done online at http://www.fafsa.gov. Please have your tax documents available to speed completion.

More information about the financial aid programs Arkansas offers is available on the ADHE Web site under Find Money for College, by calling ADHE at 1-800-54-STUDY, or by sending an e-mail to ADHE_Info@adhe.edu.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect. Eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program.
VA will begin accepting applications for this benefit May 1, 2010, and will begin issuing payments to eligible children by 8/1/10. Children enrolled from 8/1/09 through 7/31/10 may receive retroactive payments for that time.
For more information, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), or visit the VA GI Bill Website at http://www.gibill.va.gov.

Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions
The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC) Program extends TRICARE coverage to former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members for certain service-related conditions beyond their regular 180-day TAMP coverage period. The benefit is available worldwide.

Eligibility for TSCRC
If you are eligible for care under TAMP and have a newly diagnosed medical condition that is related to your active-duty service, you may qualify for an additional 180 days of care for your specified service-related condition.
To qualify for TCSRC, your medical condition must be:
1. Service-related
2. Newly discovered/diagnosed during the 180-day TAMP period
3. Able to be resolved within 180 days
4. Validated by a DoD physician
Once the DoD validates your medical condition, your TCSRC coverage is reflected in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
For more information and applications to apply, go to: www.tricare.mil/tcsrc