Miramar College
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San Diego Miramar College announced Wednesday that two grants from San Diego Gas & Electric totaling $20,000 will be primarily used for the school’s Vets-2-Jets program, which provides resources and scholarships for military veterans.

The school will also use a portion of the grants for its annual Veterans Day celebration and the Student Veterans Organization.

SDG&E awarded the first grant, worth $7,500, June 11 and an additional $12,500 on Dec. 7.

“With our close proximity to Marine Corp Air Station Miramar, we believe it is our duty to assist the proud men and women who have bravely served this country and are now looking to advance their education,” said Miramar College President Patricia Hsieh. “Thanks to these funds provided by SDG&E, we can sustain our efforts to support veterans.”

Miramar College started the Vets-2-Jets program in 2013 with the intention of assisting veterans enrolled at the school with textbooks, computer access, housing and transportation needs. This year, the program began offering scholarships, offering $500 and $1,000 awards to 20 students.

Miramar College served 2,555 active-duty and veteran students during the 2017-18 school year.

— City News Service