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!


Mark Your Calendars

February 8: Student Veterans of American Hawkeye Chapter Meeting and Potluck

The next SVA meeting will be next Wednesday, February 8 at 12:00pm in the Student Veterans Lounge in the Brock Student Center.  If you have anything that you would like to be brought up to be discussed, please let Christa Leach know so that it can be added to the agenda. 

We will be having a Potluck/Treat day that day as well.  Please respond to Christa Leach or Robin Knight with what you would like to bring or sign up in the Vet Resource Center.  If there are a few people that would like to donate funds, we could have maidrites or sandwiches made and brought in but would need to know by EOD Monday, February 6.   

March 29: “We are Called to Rise”: Book Talk. Subject: De-bunking PTSD myths. Tama Hall—Lobby, 12:00–-1:00pm

Hawkeye Named to Military Times’ Best for Vets List

Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey. Read the full story.

Hawkeye Receives Grant to Support Truck Driving Training for Military Veterans

Hawkeye Community College is one of seven technical and community colleges across the country to receive funding from a U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration program to help train current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. Read the full story.

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.

2016–2017 NAVPA Scholarship Program

NAVPA Scholarship does not impact tuition and fees under Post 9/11 GI Bill, as it can be used for general purposes. Learn more and apply today!

Student Veterans Of America Scholarship

The Student Veterans of America Scholarship is available for the student veterans who are currently attending a community college and have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

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 - 2017
Military Advanced Education's top Colleges and Universities for 2017.
Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list from Military Times.