Transfer Admissions Event for Veterans


Transfer Admissions Event for Veterans at Mount Saint Mary College in Newbrugh June 1st from 1 pm – 7 pm.  This is a one-stop event for veteran students interested in transferring college credits toward a Bachelor’s degree, or in starting a Master’s degree program.

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Questions? Contact us at 845-569-3223 or via email


Thanking Our Veterans


Today, we honor and thank our veterans who answered the call of duty to preserve our nation’s freedom and protect our citizens.  We also pay tribute to military families who have made extraordinary sacrifices supporting our service members as they put their lives on the line to defend our values and protect our state and nation.  Please join me this Veterans Day in honoring our veterans, our active duty and reserve service members, and their families.

Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo


Call for Veteran Artists – 3rd Annual Veteran Arts Showcase


Apply to show your artwork at the 2015 Veteran Arts Showcase taking place at FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park from November 20-22nd.  This is an event not to be missed!

For an application and more information, contact Dr. Lori Arella via phone at 845-226-4218 or via email at


Veterans and Community Discuss the Impact of War

Mount Saint Mary College will host Stories We Carry: Conversations that Create Community, on Tuesday, September 30, from 5 pm until 8 pm in the college’s Dominican Center, Room 218. The program is free and open to the general public and veterans, who can register online at

The event, sponsored by the college in partnership with the Mental Health Association of New York City, provides a safe, judgment-free space for students, civilians, veterans, their families, and the community to participate in moderated conversations about the impact of war on all citizens.

The event will be interactive and relaxed, with song performances, and therapeutic arts used as tools to draw out experiences about the issues of war.

“The opportunity to share our stories with each other is both healing and an awakening,” said Gallina. “The Mount has played a strong role with veterans for over 40 years. This event furthers our connection and ability to be of service.”

Tens of thousands of active duty military personnel are returning from war and reintegrating into civilian and family life. Many seek opportunities to further their education or employment. Student veterans’ skills and life experiences add distinctive value to the college classroom.

With programs like Stories We Carry, students, both veteran and civilian, can share experiences about war in a united effort to support reintegration through expression.

Prospective attendees can register online at

For more information on the event, please contact Lisa Gallina at

For more information about Mount Saint Mary College, please visit


Local Happenings: Grants to USA Non-Profits to Provide Services to Wounded Veterans and their Families

Wounded Warrior Project Grants


There are grants starting at $5,000 for USA non-profit organizations to honor and empower wounded veterans and service members. Funds are intended for programs that provide services to veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001, and their families.Applicants must provide programs and services at no cost to warrior, family, or constituents.Grant monies may also be used for operating costs, organizational overhead, or other capital as long as there is a clear translation of how the money will support wounded veterans and their family members.

Not funded:
-State or federal programs
-Debt reduction
-Annual appeals and fundraising events
-Medical or academic research
-Think tanks
-Any activities that include alcohol
-Any activities of a sexual, political, religious nature, or that involve alcohol or tobacco use

Funding Source:

Wounded Warrior Project [Foundation]



Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 – $250,000

Term of Contract:

Funding is generally limited to a one-year program cycle, but WWP may consider two-year funding cycles in limited instances.


Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
See RFP for full eligibility
-Applicants must be committed to honoring and empowering veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.NOT ELIGIBLE:
Political action groups

Pre-Application Information:

-Letter of Interest must be emailed to WWP at
-Full Grant Application must be to WWP at
-Submission of a full grant application is by invitation only after WWP’s review of the initial LOI.

Letter of Interest or Intent Due:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source’s website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

URL for Full Text (RFP):