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Education Benefits
Health & Wellness
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Education Benefits:

Which Benefit is Best For You?

You can read more in-depth information from Veterans Resources Center.

On-Campus Resources

For more help, please contact us or Veterans Resources Center staff.

Off-Campus Resources

Organizations nearby or with no affiliation to SU

Veteran Affairs Medical Center

The Syracuse VA Medical Center is a leader in providing personalized, team-based health care services and partners with community organizations to meet our Veterans’ needs.

You will be connected with a Patient Care Team to meet your individual health care goals. Your team will look at all aspects of your health with a focus on wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention and treatment.

Explore the Syracuse VA Medical Center to learn more about your eligibility for health care benefits, right across the street!

For more information, contact Jennifer Menard at (315) 425-4139 or

Clear Path for Veterans

A program targeted at helping Veterans in CNY with their transition out of the military, Clear Path for Veterans is a local community veteran and military family resource center located on a beautiful ridge overlooking Oneida Lake, 13 miles southeast of Syracuse University. They offer many services, resources and community events.

Team Red, White, & Blue

The city of Syracuse has a chapter of Team Red, White & Blue (RWB). Team RWB is a organization of veterans, military members and civilians that seeks to connect transitioning and active duty military members with the community.

Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP)

The VCTP is one of the programs offered at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. The program is delivered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans, their spouses, and spouses of active duty military. The VCTP is focused on preparing veterans, transitioning service members, and spouses for their next careers in operations/project management, HR, or IT. Participants become official SU students and receive non-credit certificates upon completion. Where applicable, the program will pay the graduate’s associated exam fees for industry certification, too. It offers 100% online coursework —accessible from any location, at any time– to participants who then have the opportunity to gain an understanding and insight into the corporate culture of civilian business/industry, government and other civilian sector employment opportunities.

See the certs available here.

Connect and communicate with and learn from other Veterans and Service Members world-wide, network, and possibly find your next career move in this popular forum-based social media site.


Learn more about your benefits and manage your information with the VA.

Veterans Affairs Accelerated Learning Programs

Check out VA-approved IT training programs – classroom and distance learning.

Hire Our Heroes – Free CyberSecurity Training with Federal VTE (Virtual Training Environment)

Watch over 100 hours of IT education material covering CompTIA certifications, Operating Systems, and more.

Joint Knowledge Online

Check out online training for international affairs, IT, and more.

Onondaga County Return the FAVORCARD

Check out the long list of benefits and discounts available for Veterans residing in Syracuse, Onondaga County.

ACE Fitness Exam

Apply for free Personal Trainer Certification study materials and a voucher to take the certification exam.


Access your VMET to use for possible College Transfer Credits.

Joint Service Transcript

Access your JST to use for possible College Transfer Credits.

GI Bill Comparison Tool

The GI Bill Comparison Tool is THE tool for figuring out what your GI Bill will get you at a specific school. This will give you a lot of important info regarding your benefits in a format that’s easy to grasp. It lists details such as fees, housing allowance, but also tells you how committed the school is to helping Veterans.

Veterans Treatment Court

Any Veterans dealing with the criminal justice system due to combat-related situation (combat, ie.) should contact their closest Veterans Treatment Court. Monroe is the closest to Syracuse as of now.

Vet Center

Receive help with transition counseling, PTSD, and plenty more at Pine Street, Syracuse, NY, 13210

(315) 478-7127

Health and Wellness Resources

Hiring Opportunities for Veterans

UBS – Wealth Planning Analyst Program (WPA)

The WPA Program is a structured 24-month development program designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a Financial Advisor.

CXtec – Infrastructure Architect, Syracuse, NY

Responsible for designing, installing, integrating, administering, and maintaining all of our technology infrastructure, with an emphasis on broader architectural issues and interoperability between different systems. Serves as an Engineer for Professional Services in a limited capacity.

Growing Forces LLC – Various Locations

Veteran Owned Business Growing Forces focuses on getting Veterans employed for various jobs in many locations. Check out their site for more info.

Venture for America – Application Deadline: February 6

Revitalize cities through entrepreneurship:
-Gives you the training you need to be a great startup employee and builder—at their 5-week camp;
-Work a full-time, salaried job for years at one of their vetted partner companies, helping the business grow and learning how to build something.
-When you’re ready to start your own company, side project, or community initiative, they have the resources and support to help you;
-Join a community of people committed to building careers that align with their values and creating opportunities for themselves and others.
Learn more & get in touch at
Feds Hire Vets



College Scholarships

Military Scholar

VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship

Student Veterans of America keeps an updated list of sponsorships for the current semester.

For more information on applicable scholarships, contact Jolynn Parker from the Scholarship Office at or (315) 443-2759.

Resources Map

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