Military and Veterans

"My Hawkeye experience has been excellent! The Veteran Service Center was amazing in handling my GI Bill while dual-enrolled at UNI. Instructors are approachable and willing to help you achieve your educational goals." Kip Woods

Military and Veterans Services

Military and Veterans Services at Hawkeye Community College holds strong to a mission to strengthen the lives and educational experiences of Veterans, military personnel, their families, and the community.

We are dedicated to help with the unique challenges associated with transitioning from military life to the college experience. Our office provides assistance with all VA Benefit applications, State Tuition Assistance, Federal Tuition Assistance, My CAA programs, scholarships, and financial aid. We actively provide programs and experiences to educate the Hawkeye community of the contributions and perspectives of our military-connected students and implement policy and practice to serve our student veterans and their families.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center, located in the Brock Student Center, is an extension of Hawkeye’s appreciation for your service to our country. It is your place to connect with others to form a sense of camaraderie around shared experiences. Come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to study or meet others. Open during regular Brock Student Center hours.

Student Veterans of America Hawkeye Chapter

The Student Veterans of America Hawkeye Chapter actively supports service projects, social activities, and community events throughout the year. Learn more and get involved!


Student Veterans Club Annual Fall Picnic

Join us for the Student Veterans Club Annual Fall Picnic.

When: Wednesday, August 31 from 4:00–7:00pm.
Where: Lichty Park—located off Orange Road, west of Hawkeye.

Family members or significant others are welcome. Meat, drinks, and tableware are provided. Please bring a side dish to pass.

College 101 for Veterans and Service Members

SDB108-22 College 101 for Veterans and Service Members is a course created exclusively for those with military experience. Class meets Wednesday's 8:00–8:50pm. Register today!

Yoga for Stress and Anxiety

Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00–2:00pm beginning September 13.
Brock Student Center, Student Learning Room
Pre-register by September 9 at the Health Education and Services Center Front Desk or by emailing Kay Wenzel.

Therapeutic Yoga designed to help with general stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.  This eight-week course will instruct on lifestyle yoga techniques to help live a life of ease.  Through yoga practices of physical exercises, breathing techniques, and meditation/relaxation this program will help guide effective methods for repairing areas of imbalance and identifying specific needs.  With the transformative power of whole-lifestyle approach, one can achieve wellness in mind, body, and soul. 2016 Veteran Benefits Scholarship

Scholarship Award: $2,000.
Application deadline: December 31, 2016.

Learn more about this scholarship.

David Crowe Memorial Veteran $500 Scholarship

The David Crowe Memorial Veteran Scholarship is awarded to one student for the spring semester. To apply, complete the Hawkeye Scholarship application if you have not done so already.

Awarding Criteria:

  • CGPA 2.5.
  • Returning student.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • U.S. Military Veteran, whose G.I. Benefits have expired
  • Program of Study:

    • First Choice: Student enrolled in the Industrial and Engineering Technology program.
    • Second Choice: Student enrolled in the Power Technology program.
  • In the event of multiple candidates, preference will be given to a veteran of U.S. Marine Corps above all branches.

Military and Veterans Services

Veterans Services Coordinator

Robin Knight
Brock Student Center
319-296-2329 ext.1212
800-670-4769 ext.1212
Email me


Mailing Address

Military and Veterans Services
Hawkeye Community College
1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015

Military Friendly School - 2015
Hawkeye has been rated as one of Military Advanced Education's top Colleges and Universities for 2015.
Hawkeye Community College is the only community college in Iowa among the 140 colleges and universities to make the Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 list from Military Times.