ISU Veteran Student Services Center (VSSC) has recently received a grant from the Idaho Division of Veteran Services. VSSC was awarded a $15,000 grant and will be using the funds to provide more opportunities to veteran students at the University.

Director Todd Johnson said, “These funds allow us to build support and the veteran community.” Johnson stated that the funds allow the VSSC to ensure that veterans have the academic support and supplies to be successful. These funds will directly contribute to veteran tutoring, Veteran and Military Appreciation week, spring registration, the Military Ball, and other programs and academic support.

Johnson talked about how the funds will build community within this group of students, but he noted that ensuring veteran students have the tools to be academically successful is equally important. VSSC utilizes their computer lab to ensure that veterans have a place to take online classes and complete class work. VSSC has made sure that class specific software is installed on these computers. They provide noise cancelling headphones for students who are utilizing the computers in the lab. The funds from this grant will continue to improve these services and other programs of the VSSC.