Pennsylvania College of Technology continues to support students who have served their country in the armed forces.
The Financial Aid Office at Penn College recently hired three veterans as U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Work-Study Program students.
The students’ duties and responsibilities include helping the college’s coordinator of veterans affairs assist veteran students in obtaining education benefits, financial aid and additional veterans benefits. The students also assist with providing information to prospective students.
The three Veterans Affairs Work-Study students are either in the National Guard or separated/retired from the armed forces. They are: John C. Carlson, Selinsgrove, business management, U.S. Navy (retired); Blaine M. Cohick, Cogan Station, plastics and polymer engineering technology, U.S. Army National Guard; and Stephanie A. Dimon, Williamsport, legal assistant/paralegal, U.S. Air Force.
To be eligible for the Veterans Affairs Work-Study position, a student must be receiving Veterans Affairs education benefits and be enrolled at least three-quarter time (nine credits per semester) at Penn College. The Work-Study experience is built around the student’s class schedule. Position openings are posted as soon as they occur and are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Penn College was named by the publication G.I. Jobs to its 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools. The designation is reserved for the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to “embrace America’s veterans as students.” Institutions included on the Military Friendly Schools list offer benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military-spouse programs and more.
The college also has hosted information sessions for its student veterans, veterans returning from deployment, veterans’ families and the general public, addressing such topics as education planning, veterans education benefits and employment opportunities, among others.
For more information about veterans benefits at Penn College, visit online .