As Veteran’s Day fast approaches, the San Diego Miramar College Foundation is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000.00 grant from San Diego Gas & Electric for its Vets-2-Jets program.
Miramar College created the Vets-2-Jets program to remove the financial barriers that negatively impact the academic success of disabled Veterans. Through the career placement center, the program is able to assist Veterans, who have a 20% or greater VA disability rating, with textbook assistance, laptops for loan, scholarships, and at times, provide emergency grants that help with utility bills, housing and transportation needs. The funds are also used to sponsor on-campus activities student engagement activities for all Veterans. To date, the Vets-2-Jets program has purchased textbooks for over 200 Veterans.
“We wish to thank our community partner San Diego Gas & Electric for such a generous donation,” said Dr. Wesley Lundburg, president of San Diego Miramar College. “We have seen tremendous progress in the services we can now provide our disabled Veteran students thanks to these funds.”
With its close proximity to MCAS Miramar, San Diego Miramar College served the needs of 2,423 students who declared as active duty military, veteran or military dependent during the 2020-2021 academic year.