Military Families and Veterans Services

Military Families and Veterans Services

Military Families and Veterans Services at Central Piedmont helps you navigate your path at the college and in the community so you can succeed in your courses, adjust to the campus environment, and transition to civilian employment.

You Served. Now We are Here to Serve You.

Military Families and Veterans Services is extremely proud of our long-standing relationship with the men and women in uniform who bravely serve this country. We are thankful for the sacrifices of your families.

We proudly support our active military and veteran students and their families and strive to help you transition from service to our campuses in a purposeful and caring way. We help support Executive Order 13607 to strengthen oversight, enforcement, and accountability of education programs and to ensure our service members, veterans, and your family have the information you need to make informed decisions concerning your well-earned educational benefits.

Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Veterans GI Bill® Benefits and Coronavirus

Join the Chapter of SALUTE at Central Piedmont

Are you a veteran student looking for additional scholarships to fund your education? Or additional ways to engage with your peers and gain a network of support? Join the Chapter of SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society at Central Piedmont. The application window opens May 2021.

Learn More and Apply

Chapter of SALUTE at Central Piedmont

The Chapter of SALUTE at Central Piedmont will provide veteran students with a rewarding community of resources, opportunities, and support. SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society recognizes the honorable service and scholastic achievements of student veterans. SALUTE stands for Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence — the foundation blocks and core-values of the honor society and is the basis of student success.

  • Benefits of Membership in the Chapter of SALUTE at Central Piedmont

    The benefits of membership include:

    • a certificate and military-style challenge coin commemorating membership
    • access to unique scholarship opportunities
    • assistance with resumes and engagement in local leadership positions
    • opportunities to network, as well as receive and give assistance to fellow student veteran members
    • wear SALUTE Honors regalia to demonstrate academic achievements as a veteran at graduation
    • participate in local and national SALUTE programs
  • How to Join the Chapter of SALUTE at Central Piedmont

    The honor society application window opens May 2021.

    To be eligible to apply, veteran students must:

    • have GPA 3.0 or higher and completion of 6 or more credit hours
    • agree to abide by the SALUTE National Honor Society Executive Steering Committee guidelines
    • submit unofficial transcripts with annotated GPA and a copy of military orders/DD-214 member-4 with Honorable Discharge
    • pay a $45 student membership fee once your membership application has been reviewed and accepted

    Learn more and apply

Our Services and Resources

  • Academic Advising and Counseling

    We provide group and individual advising and counseling services to veterans and your family members, ages 18 years and older. Personal counseling is confidential by licensed professionals. If our counselors cannot provide such services, we will provide contacts at community centers who may further assist you.

    Our services include:

    Academics and Career Decision

    • course advisement
    • explore programs of study with occupational options
    • tutoring resources and study skills support
    • identify goals and pathways to success
    • weekly student veteran support groups

    Grief, Loss, Past Trauma

    • managing emotional pain
    • military or civilian experiences
    • adapting to a new normal
    • confidential sessions

    Family and Relationships

    • family and couples counseling
    • tools to improve communication

    Make an Appointment

    Contact Military Families and Veterans Services to make an appointment.

  • Central Piedmont Veterans Affairs Education Benefits (GI Bill, Survivor and Dependent Assistance, Vocational Rehab and Employment)

    Visit Central Piedmont's Veterans Affairs Education Benefits office for assistance with the GI Bill and other benefits.

    • Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill®
    • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill, Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
    • Chapter 31 Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
    • Chapter 33 Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
    • Chapter 33 Post – 9/11 Transfer of Entitlement
    • Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents Assistance
    • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

Your Benefits

If you truly apply yourself by getting involved inside and outside the classroom, your experience at Central Piedmont will be just as valuable as the experience you receive at most universities. Zachery Colburn, Academic Advisor, Military Families and Veterans Services

Community

Military Families and Veterans Services is committed to providing veteran friendly services with vast community resources. We assist Central Piedmont students, family members, and veterans who are transitioning from military duty to civilian life by providing a holistic service approach. We have great relationships and partnerships with community organizations and offer strategic veteran events, and robust student life programs. We welcome you and invite you to get involved.