Due to the COVID-19 situation, many services are now available remotely. Please email us at veteran.services@azwestern.edu with any questions or to schedule a remote advising appointment. To speak with a member of our staff please leave a voice message at (928)-344-7622 and we will get back with you as quickly as possible.

Get support at AWC and in the Local Community

Campus Resources

Student Veterans Club – The AWC Student Veterans and Service-members Organization (SVSO) is a recognized AWC student club that provides networking, social assistance, and leadership development throughout the college experience. Membership is open to all AWC active duty, veteran, and family members of service members along with any AWC student that supports those who defend our nation. To join send your contact information (Name, AWC ID number, Phone, Email) to either Rebecca Cordero-Torres at Rebecca.Cordero-Torres@azwestern.edu.

The AWC Student Veterans Organization is proud to be a chapter of the Student Veterans of America organization.

Student Military and Veteran Center – Located on the top floor of the 3C, the Student Military and Veteran Center is a lounge and meeting space where student veterans can study, socialize, and relax in between classes. It is equipped with Wi-Fi access, public computer workstations, flat screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, and a quiet study room.

Workshops and Tutoring – Tutoring is also available at the Military and Veteran Student Center. Free tutoring is available for all AWC students in various subjects at the Student Success Center.

Local Resources

There are many community resources for veterans here in Yuma. Click below for a list of local resources.

General Resources

  • Arizona Vet Benefit Office 2811 S. 4th Ave, Suite D, Yuma, AZ (928) 726-2851
  • American Legion Post #56 1490 W. 3rd St, Yuma, AZ (928) 343-1490
  • American Legion Post #19 2575 South Virginia Dr. Yuma, AZ (928) 344-3441
  • VFW Post #8242 7120 S US Hwy 95, Yuma, AZ (928) 341-1522

Employment / Transition

  • State of Arizona Veteran’s Employment Advocate Unit 1185 S. Redondo Center Dr. Yuma, AZ (928) 247-8754
  • Goodwill Career Center 3097 S. 8th Ave, Yuma, AZ (928) 343-7600
  • MCAS Yuma Benefits Advisor Bldg. 852, Corner of Quilter St, Yuma, AZ (928) 269-3172
  • MCAS Yuma T.A.M.P. Office Bldg. 852, Corner of Quilter St, Yuma, AZ (928) 269-3159
  • U.S. Army Garrison Yuma 301 C Street, Bldg. 501, YPG, AZ (928) 328-2167
  • Yuma Private Industry Council 3834 W. 16th St., Yuma, AZ (928) 329-0990

Healthcare

  • Disabled American Veterans 954 S 13th Ave, Yuma, AZ (928) 783-6661
  • VA Clinic 2555 Gila Ridge Rd. Yuma, AZ (520) 629-4900
  • Yuma County Vet Center 1450 E. 16th St, Suite 103 Yuma, AZ (928) 271-8700
  • Yuma VA Clinic 3111 S 4th Ave, Yuma, AZ (928) 317-9973
  • Education (Military Office)
  • Arizona Western College 2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, AZ (928) 344-7622
  • College of Health Careers 3850 W. 16th St, Suite B, Yuma, AZ (928) 783-0072
  • Yuma Truck Driving School 3180 E. 32nd St, Yuma, AZ (928) 919-7041

Housing

  • Crossroads Mission 944 S. Arizona Ave, Yuma, AZ (928) 783-9362
  • National Community Health Partners 255 W. 24th St., Suite 4, Yuma, AZ (928) 726-6022
  • Right Turn for Yuma Veterans 257 S. 3rd Ave, Yuma, AZ (928) 783-2427
  • Veterans Assisted Living 2600 S. 4th Ave. Yuma, AZ (928) 726-9198

Meals / Nutrition

  • Crossroads Mission 944 S. Arizona Ave, Yuma, AZ (928) 783-9362
    • 5:30am-6:45am - Breakfast
    • 11:30am-12:00pm - Lunch
    • 5:00pm – 6:00pm - Dinner
  • Yuma Community Food Bank 2404 W. 24th St., Yuma, AZ (928) 343-1243
    • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Other Resources

Resources specifically addressing the needs of our Student Veterans. Click below for a list of Student Veteran resources.

Make the Connection

Scholarships

SEE4VETS is the proud donor of AWC's Military Legacy Scholarship Funds and Patriots Gold Heart Fund. Both funds are utilized to advance our Veterans education and career goals.

The Military Legacy Scholarship is available for the payment of academic studies here at Arizona Western College. Candidates who wish to seek this scholarship may receive an application for through the Veteran Services Office located in building 3C (2nd floor) room 2116 or through AWC's foundation link.

Along with the application, candidates must submit a 500-word essay over a topic decided during each Scholarship season. Other qualifying factors include:

  • Not using any benefits
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • A veteran of the armed forces

The Patriot Gold Heart Fund is available for students who may need financial assistance for academic and non-academic resources, such as, but not limited to, paying for textbooks,  purchase of education essential equipment (calculators, software programs, uniforms required for courses at Arizona Western College, etc.). 

Candidates who wish to seek these funds may receive and submit their application at the Veteran Service Office located at Arizona Western College in building 3C (2nd floor) room 2116.

Vet Net Ally Program

Look for the Vet Net Ally decal around campus, as these allies can provide support, information, and assistance for service members and veterans. Vet Net Allies understand the needs and concerns of military service members and student veterans. If you see a Vet Net Ally decal in their workspace, you know they are veteran supportive and will take the extra step to assist you and your family. For a list of current Vet Net Allies, expand the accordion below.

VET NET ALLY

Vet Net Contacts

For information on becoming a Vet Net Ally contact
veteran.services@azwestern.edu
(928) 344-7622

Name Office Location Phone
Brooke Ayars AC – 244 (928) 317-6341
Holly Banes 3C - 2303 (928) 317-6042
Ervin Kenneth Barnes AC - 245 (928) 344-7781
Joann Chang AS - 117 (928) 344-7665
Daniel J Davis BA – 122 (928) 317-6474
Adele Edwards BA - 105 (928) 344-7588
Maria Guerrero 3C – 2210 (928) 344-7630
Alejandro Gutierrez Student Activities Game Room (3C)  
Nicolas Hanhan AC – 124 (928) 317-6082
Carmen Madero Downtown Center (928) 317-6186
Michael Kennedy   (928) 344-7592
Monica Ketchum BA - 228 (928) 344-7646
Martha Martinez LA - 102 (928) 344-7607
Bernadette Presloid SC - 203 (928) 317-7088
Laura Rios 3C - Top Floor (928) 344-7702
Kenia Rodriguez 3C - Top Floor (928) 344-7762
Billy E Rose 3C – 2211 (928) 344-7604
Frandcis Senatus 3C - Top Floor (928) 344-7622
Matthew Smith AS – 133 (928) 317-7105
Donna Taylor LR - 65 (928) 317-7606
Josie Uriarte Wellton Learning Center (928) 314-9435
Tymmi Woods Library (928) 317-6434
Mabel Woods    
Chaney Linares    
Bree Anna McGregor    
Shannon Paggeot    

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7622
Fax: (928) 344-7543
Location: 3C - Top Floor
Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

  • Friday (remote only): 9:00am - 3:00pm