Military & Veteran Students

At Ohio State, you'll join over 2,000 current veterans, dependents, and Active Duty Personnel, National Guard, and Reserve members attending as undergraduate and graduate students; over 1,200 current faculty and staff veterans; and over 400 Tri-Service Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC program participants throughout all Ohio State University campuses.

Veteran and military students at Ohio State benefit from affordable tuition, convenient health care options, extensive academic opportunities, regional campuses, Student-Veteran organizations and activities, and a full range of academic and social support programs and services led by our Office of Military and Veteran and Military Students.

Veteran Community Advocate (VCA) program 

Major Lawrence Miller Veteran Community Advocate Scholarship Program 2021-2022

The VCA program allows military connected students to utilize their skills in a focus area of choice to represent the needs and issues of other military connected students. This scholarship program serves as a vehicle for students to build relationships across university departments and gain skills to later assist in their careers.

Advocates will be responsible for the following:

  • programming and providing resources to veterans and sharing military connected student needs within departments
  • acting as a liaison between students and University departments
  • utilize guidance from departments for personal development and creating an inclusive environment for OSU student veterans
  • serving 5-10 hours a week during the Fall and Spring terms only
  • meet 1-2 times a term as a group to update other VCAs

Advocates must be in good standing with the University, have completed a minimum of one year at their designated campus and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Advocates are students that are interested in supporting and assisting OSU military/veteran students while receiving a $1,000 scholarship per Fall and Spring terms.

  Questions?  Please contact Janet Steinbacher, Program Manager – Military and Veterans Services office at Steinbacher.7@osu.edu

Click HERE for a linkt to the Major Lawrence Miller Veteran Community Advocate Program Application, this link opens on an external site. 

**ALL OFFICES SERVING AS A HOST FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 21/22 ARE INCLUDED ON THE VCA HOST OFFICE 2021-2022 LIST.  APPLICANTS MAY PREFERNCE UP TO THREE OFFICES FOR PLACEMENT FROM THOSE WITH VACANCIES AS LISTED ON THE QUALTRICS APPLICATION ABOVE.

Applications due April 9, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Major Lawrence Miller Veteran Community Advocate Programs, 

Ohio State ATI CFAES Wooster Campus is committed to serving our veteran and military students. For more information about resources available to veterans, military members, and their families on the ATI CFAES Wooster campus, contact Ruth Montz, VCA Host Office Lead at Montz.11@osu.edu.

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