Welcome to our SCNM Veterans

To our SCNM Veterans: we are proud to have you here, and we thank you for your service!

SCNM is committed to providing the support needed to help our servicemen and women adjust to graduate school life. The mission of the Veterans Support Services Group (VSSG) is to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to our professional degree program by providing veterans a strong support system and centralized "vet-friendly" services.

The Veteran Support Services Group provides the direct support necessary for academic, personal and/or vocational success. Through coordination of college, local, state, and federal programs and series, the VSSG aims at providing comprehensive services information in one convenient place intended to assist veterans and their dependents achieve their educational goals.

In addition to the VSSG, the Veterans Support Services Team is composed of SCNM faculty, staff, Student Veterans of America (SVA) group, and student services who want to ensure the needs of veteran students are met.

For questions or assistance please email veteranaffairs@scnm.edu.

Contact and Resource

SCNM VA Certifying Officials:

Brian McCarthy, Registrar: 480-222-9211, or b.mccarthy1@scnm.edu

SCNM's Naturopathic Medicine (ND), Master of Clinical Nutrition (MSCN) and Master of Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL) programs have been approved by the Arizona State Approving Agency for VA educational benefits.



Obtain your GI Bill® Statement of Benefits: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/

Arizona’s Military/Veteran Resource Network: https://www.resourcecommand.org/ (This is an excellent link to many resources for military members and their families; contains links to other service organizations.)


Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8555; press 1, or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net


VA Welcome Kit Download: https://www.va.gov/va_welcomekit_color.pdf


GI Bill ® Hotline: 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551); open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.


US Army Survivor Outreach Services: 602-267-2173

Purpose: to find answers for families of fallen military. While this organization is contracted through the Army, they can also be of assistance to other military branches.


Department of Defense Education Services Office: 602-267-2445

Purpose: Assistance with GI Bill ® applications/transfers, general education counseling, and Federal Tuition Assistance


Department of Defense Go Army Ed: 602-267-2115


VA Regional Loan Center: 877-827-3702, or http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans

Purpose: Assistance with home loans, refinancing, financial counseling, etc. (even if you do not have a VA loan). If you are more than two payments past due on a VA home loan, a loan technician has already been assigned to assist you.


VA Homeless Assistance: 877-424-3838 or http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp


Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): 800-569-4287 or http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm


Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs): www.benefits.va.gov/tap/alp.asp

Purpose: To assist veterans with expanding their professional skills in the high-demand IT field at no cost and without using GI Bill ® benefits. ALPs take no more than six months to complete and include job placement services.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Military Assistance Mission's GI Gap Grant - This organization's mission is to help Arizona military members and their families in times of need. This specific scholarship is to assist with expenses while the military member is waiting for school benefits to start. The program is for service members starting school after service using their GI Bill(r) for the first time. The grant can be used to assist with bills such as food, rent, car payments, and utilities. Service members can apply directly at   https://www.azmam.org/gi-gap-grant.php

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Principles of Excellence

On April 27. 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607; Establishing the Principles of Excellence for educational institutions’ service members, veterans, spouses of veterans, and other family members. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) committed to comply with the seven principles, continuing our dedication to helping our veterans and family members reach their educational goals!

SCNM Student Veterans Association

Click on this link to access SCNM's Student Veterans Association's Facebook page.

Veterans Benefits Administration

Click on the link above if you would like to research, find, access, or (coming soon!) manage your VA benefits and personal information, visit and register at this site.

If you are needing to download your Statement of Benefits, click here:



You can also receive updates on all things VA-related by following them on Facebook:


Click on "Like," then select "get notifications" from the drop-down menu.

If you (or someone you know) are looking for a job or an employer committed to hiring Veterans, please go here to register on the Veterans Employment Center (VEC)

Posted 8/2/16. The VA recently launched a new, improved online application for health care benefits at www.vets.gov. Veterans and other stakeholders can expect the application to be processed in less than one week. Those who prefer not to apply online may still mail in an application (VA Form 10-10EZ), or visit their nearest VA medical center of clinic to apply in person. For additional information or assistance witht he application process, call 1-877-222-8387.

DVA's new site (launched November 2015) designed to help veterans learn about available benefits and services, and provides a clear path to applying for them. New content and services are being added weekly, so check back often!

Military Transcripts

Order a Joint Military Transcript



Go here to order a copy of your Joint Military Transcript. If you do not currently have a personnel record on file in the JST database, you will need to mail a copy of your DD_214 to the appropriate address.

If you do not have a record with JST, follow the instructions below:

Navy and Marine Corp:

Mail a copy of your DD-214 to:


ATTN: JST Technology Operations Center, N644

6490 Saufley Field Rd

Pensacola, FL 32509


Coast Guard:

Mail a copy of your DD-214 to:

Commanding Office (RO)

USCG Institute

5900 SW 64th St., Room 228

Oklahoma, OK 73169-6991


Air Force: