St. Cloud State University’s Veterans Resource Center earned a $14,200 grant from the Tee It Up For The Troops (TIUFTT) organization to help efforts toward assisting student veterans with scholarships, aiding veterans who have been through traumatic experiences so they can persist in college and funding for the student veteran emergency relief fund.
“For some students, additional funding means they may be able to work fewer hours during college and focus more on their studies, said Zac Mangas, director of the Veterans Resource Center. “For others, being able to attend a retreat that helps veterans process trauma they have been through is the one thing they need to keep going in life, giving them a fresh start and a renewed sense of purpose. That can make all difference.”
The local TIUFTT chapter in St. Cloud holds a fundraiser at the St. Cloud Country Club each year to raise funding for the donations made to organizations who work with veterans.
“St. Cloud State has been doing a wonderful job offering support in numerous ways to our military-connected community over the years. After discussing the efforts by St. Cloud State to several of the TIUFTT board members, it was clear we met the criteria to apply for the grant,” Mangas said.
Tee It Up For The Troops was founded in 2005 and has donated more than $7 million to more than 300 veterans support organizations.
The Veterans Resource Center was presented with a check Feb. 27 at a ceremony held in the Administrative Services building.