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Veterans Resources

Numerous services and benefits are available for U.S. military veterans in the areas of tutorial assistance, and educational and vocational counseling. To learn more, please review this page or email one of the campus contacts listed below. You may also call the Office of Student Financial Planning at 727-562-7813.

Campus Contacts

For Prospective and Current Students:
Laura Zuppo, Certifying Official and Assistant Dean of Strategic Enrollment
Jennifer Cobb, Certifying Official and Associate Director of Student Financial Planning

For Current Students:
Shirley Wells, Coordinator of Veterans Law Institute and Veteran Student Liaison
Stacey-Rae Simcox, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Stetson Resources

Veterans Services Checklist
Veterans Law Institute
Veterans Advocacy Clinic
Yellow Ribbon Program – Participating University
Student Veterans Organization

Helpful Links and Community Resources

Yellow Ribbon Program
EBenefits - One-Stop Shop for online benefits information
Educational and Vocational Counseling

New GI Bill: Information | Benefits Calculator
Service2Scholars: A Florida Initiative to Transition Veterans
Credit for Military Training
Military Times
Student Veterans Organization
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans' Home Loan Program
Veterans' Insurance
Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

Searches for military friendly scholarships:
National Military Family Association
Military.com – Scholarship Finder

Employment Services

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Office
800-827-1000, Ext. 7902
9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, St. Petersburg, FL  33731

Area Services

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs
11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K, Largo, FL  33778

MacDill Air Force Base
Base Operator 813-828-1110

Health Services

Location Finder: Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System - St. Petersburg

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital - Tampa

Healthcare for Women Veterans (Bay Pines Health Care System)

VA Vet Centers

VA Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. There are several Vet Center locations in the Tampa Bay area.

 

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Stetson Law student veterans and eligible dependents can qualify to receive $5,000 each.
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Scholarships

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)

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Veterans Law Institute

The Veterans Law Institute at Stetson works to increase legal services available to military members, veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay area.
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Stetson Collaborates on Medical-Legal Partnership to Help Veterans

Stetson Law’s Veterans Law Institute launched a medical-legal partnership with the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Bay Area Legal Services and Gulfcoast Legal Services to help veterans. The program officially began Feb. 1, 2017, with hundreds of veterans already signed up for assistance.
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Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Stetson's Veterans Advocacy Clinic provides representation to Tampa Bay area veterans appealing decisions denying Veterans Administration disability benefits.
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Meet Student and Alumni Veterans

Stetson Law is honored to be home to U.S. military veterans. Read profiles to learn more about a few of our student and alumni veterans.
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