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Free Off-Campus Resources

For Colorado Veterans and Families


 

 Crisis

 
Veteran Crisis Line​ - The Veteran Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
 
Hotline - Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
 
Text - Text - 838255


 

 Tutoring

 


 

 Scholarships

 
Scholarships for Military Spouses and Children​​ - To help ease the financial burden of military dependents this site has a list of available scholarships to support military dependents in their eduational pursuits.​​​
The Folded Flag Foundation​​ - Scholarshps are available to eligible spouses and dependents who are planning to attend college or technical/trade school.

Eligible recipients must be the spouse or child (under the age of 26) of either: a member of the U.S. military who lost his/her life as a result of hostile action as defined by the Department of Defense, or an employee of the U.S. Government serving in a combat role, who lost his/her life in the defense of their country during hostile action as defined by the Department of Defense.

For more inforamtion and to apply for this scholarship please visit the scholarship's website.​​​
Veterans United Scholarship​ - Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reservists who are currently pursuing a post-secondary education. Family members of these individuals may also be eligible. Scholarship awards up to $20,000. Please find deadline and application information on the scholarship website​.​​​
Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship​ - Paralyzed Veterans of America is a thought leader and advocate for promoting medical research, education, policies and laws that improves the lives of disabled veterans.​​​​
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Education Assistance​ - Wounded or injured veterans of the U.S. Navy from the OEF, OIF, Operation New Dawn, or those injured in operational mishaps, major training exercises, or deployments and are now pursuing a degree in the teaching profession or medical related field. Award amounts vary but are to be used for tuition, books, room, and board. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.​​
Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship​ - Active duty commissioned officers of the U.S. Navy who are working to obtain a graduate degree in history are eligible for this scholarship. It awards $5,000 for research, travel, books, and supplies. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.​​
Scholarships for Military Children​ - Dependent unmarried children under 23 years, of active duty, reserve/guard, and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty. This scholarship provides $2,000. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.
Pat Tillman Scholars Program​ - Spouses of veterans or active duty military personnel qualify to apply to this scholarship. The award amount varies between one time awards and renewable tuition assistance program opportunities. Please visit the scholarship website for application deadline and other details.

Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation​ - OUR MISSION
Our mission is to provide college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy personnel - officer and enlisted - active duty, retired, honorably discharged or deceased who served within Naval Air Forces. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic merit, community service, extra-curricular activities and character.
Wings Over America annually sponsors fifty scholarships to students who have chosen to continue their education. The foundation is funded solely through the generous contributions of private and corporate sources.
Our scholarships include community college, trade & technical school as well as traditional college scholarships. We have annual and renewable scholarships and also administer scholarships for other naval aviation groups.​​

The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"​​ provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It's just another way for us to say "thank you" to those who fought for our freedoms.

Scholarship Details:
  • Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants.
  • Awarded scholarships are limited to one per family per semester.
  • Applications for the fall semester will be accepted Janaury 1 through April 30.
  • Applications for the spring semester will be accepted August 1 through November 15.
  • Fall semester scholarships will be awarded in August, and srping semester scholarships will be awarded in January.
  • Scholarships must be used by the end of the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void.
  • Scholarships are restricted for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to accredited schools.

Eligible Applicants Must:
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be retired, honorable discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve.
  • Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, technical school, etc).
  • Seperated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Particiape in, be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a VA-apprivved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.


 

 Financial

 
Eligibility requirements vary depending on the branch of service one has enlisted in, but LRPs are offered through the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Navy and Army will pay up to $65,000 in college loans.

Those who enlist in the Air Force can participate in loan forgiveness program that will pay off 33.3% of your outstanding loan after each completed year of active duty service. Speak with your recruiter or adviser to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.​​
Air Force, Army, and Navy in their fourth year of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) and those attending a civilian medial school under the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) are eligible for assistance.

The benefit award varies. Typically, this program will cover tuition and expenses for a medical student for four years of training and compensation for a year of residency in a designated military hospital.

Interested individuals must take initial steps to interview with The Joint Service GME Selection Board or the coordinator of their proposed residency.​​​
Multiple groups are eligible. The NCSP requires a three-tiered service requirement for all recipients. In addition to entry training, participants should expect to spend a minimum of 3 years in active duty service.

The benefits vary, participants can choose from several incentives including a $5,000 cash bonus or repayment of a qualifying student loan of $18,000 or less. To apply visit your nearest Veterans Administration office or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs​ website to learn more.
Navy College Fund ​​- Personnel who qualify for training in a selected navy rating as a non-prior service enlistee who have entered active duty after November 21, 1989 and agreed to serve at least three years, between the ages of 17 and 35 are eligible for assistance through the Navy College Fund.

The benefits vary depending on the date of entry into the Navy and the terms of your enlistment contract. Read more about how the NCF accumulates here​. Speak with your recruiter to learn more about applying for this program. If you've already enlisted, ask your advisor about eligibility and enrollment procedures.
Annuity.org​​​ - Information on how to qualify and manage any VA payments you may be receiving.
Has a guide to understanding what benefits military members have when filing taxes, including information on Retirement Pay, Survivors Benefit Plan, Disability Retirement Pay, Veterans Benefits (including education benefits), Housing Grants, Compensated Work Therapy, Life Insurance, Federal Tax Exclusions for Current Service Members, Excluded Pay, and much more.​​


 

 Legal Services

 
Visit the Live Chat from Colorado Legal Services, which is available only to Colorado Veterans. You will chat with a real attorney, who may be able to help with your issue. 

The service is available free of charge every Wednesday, 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm.​
Metro Volunteer Lawyers provides free, or low cost legal help for civil matters only. If you have been arrested, you should not contact MVL.

Please visit the MVL site to see what types of civil matters accepts.​


 

 Buying a Home

 
The Realty Medics​ - a property management and real estate investment firm with a hunger for education and helping anyone who needs help with real estate decisions.
Money Geek​ - Has a comprehensive guide of resources for Mortgage Graranty Program, Adaptive Housing Grants, Emergency Help to Homeless Veterans, Foreclosure Prevention, and State Assistance.


 

 Homelessness

 
Homeless Veteran Hotline​ - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors.
Denver ACTS - The ACTS Resource Center and Veteran's Reintegration Program provides support for US Military Veterans who are in transitional status. Due to economic and or physical issues, Change of Station, or other factors, Denver area veterans at times require the support and resources of the Center.


 

 Mental and Physical Health

 
A Family Harbor is a company that strives to provide the highest quality therapeutic services to every person in the family. You will have access to a highly trained staff of psychologists, psychotherapists, and a board certified psychiatrists.​​​
Pets for Vets​ - Rescue shelter animals and interview veterans to ascertain what they are looking for in a companion animal, and pair them with each other to make a perfect veteran-pet match.​
Free Acupuncture Clinic​ - The Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) offers free acupuncture sessions to U.S. Veterans, Active Duty persons, and members of their households.​
MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.​

This website lists business and coupons that have veteran friendly pricing and discounts.  ​

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic ​
7800 E. Orchard Road, Suite 150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-724-4255.

The Cohen Clinic at CU Anschutz strives to save lives, save families and save futures of post-9/11 veterans and their family members. Through the partnership between the Cohen Veterans Network and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the Cohen Clinic provides confidential, compassionate and personalized mental health care to veterans and their families.

Services are available regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform, combat experience, ability to pay or insurance. Services are provided by culturally-competent professional trained to work with veterans and their families. Counseling is available for individuals, couples, parents, children, and families.
Mesothelioma is a virulent lung disease that affects many veterans. Mesothelioma Resources​


Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: Anschutz Office: 303.724.9649 or Denver Office: 303.315.7300

Street Address: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 124, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 173364, Campus 155, Denver, CO 80217-3364

E:mail: vmss@ucdenver.edu

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