Spring 2019 VFW Scholarship 




We are so happy you have chosen Modesto Junior College to pursue your academic and personal growth, and hope you will take advantage of the many programs and services our area provides for students. Modesto Junior College is a college rich in history and tradition and is part of the fabric of our community. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution with a Hispanic student population of 52%.

The staff, faculty, and students of Modesto Jr. College thank all our armed services members for their service to our nation. At MJC we are committed to supporting our military veterans, military spouses, and dependent children in their pursuit of higher education. MJC Veteran Services provides our students with the necessary support, resources, and information to make their journey successful.

The Veteran Services team care and attention to detail are the hallmarks of our service, and we take great pride assisting our veterans, veteran spouses, and dependents reaching academic and professional success. To begin your education, we recommend viewing the "Getting Started at MJC" link which will provide you the steps to enroll at Modesto Jr. College.

MJC Mission Statement

MJC is committed to transforming lives through programs and services informed by the latest scholarship of teaching and learning. We provide a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate educational environment for the ever-changing populations and workforce needs of our regional community. We facilitate lifelong learning through the development of intellect, creativity, character, and abilities that shape students into thoughtful, culturally aware, engaged citizens.

Veteran Services Mission Statement

The mission of the Modesto Junior College Veteran Services department is to assist in the transition process and provide opportunities for success to our United States Military Veterans. MJC Veteran Services directly provides support services and acts as a bridge to external support services for student Veterans, active military personnel, and their loved ones. 


Want to know how to request your GI Bill and related benefits?: Click on the following link https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/

Priority Registration for Summer 2020:  The deadline for Priority Registration Summer 2020 is March 9th, 2020.

Spring 2020 semester:   Certifications for the Spring 2020 semester are currently being processed at the VSO office. Prior to the beginning of each semester, you must submit a new Certification Worksheet to the VRC/VSO office. This form is used to certify your eligibility for benefits. Only courses listed on your educational plan may be certified. You can only request certification for classes currently enrolled in, not classes that you are going to add soon or are waitlisted in. 

MJC Scholarships:  Hello everyone. It’s time for students to begin applying for MJC Scholarships. The deadline to submit a complete application and upload all supporting documentation/recommendations is January 31, 2020. Link to requirements/instructions and link to the application:  https://mjc.edu/studentservices/finaid/mjcscholarships.php

VRC Office:  The VRC will be closed December 16th, 2019 to January 6th, 2020 for winter break.  Our office will reopen on January 7th, 2020 at 8:00 AM. 

Danny Martinez Scholarship:  We are pleased to announce the Danny Martinez Scholarship, sponsored by VFW Post 3199. Deadline is January 21, 2020. If you have questions in regards to this scholarship, please contact the VFW Post directly at VFWpost3199@gmail.com. Last year an MJC student veteran won this scholarship. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Six Ways You Will Be Successful at MJC

MJC is committed to transforming lives! We do this through educational programs and services informed by the latest approaches to teaching and learning.  MJC is a dynamic, innovative environment meeting needs of the ever-changing populations of our regional community.

We invite you to join us in a partnership for your success!  Our role in the partnership is to thoughtfully and meaningfully integrate the RP Group research findings related to the Six Success Factors of Student Achievement.

  • Directed-students have a goal and know how to achieve it
  • Focused-students stay on track—keeping their eyes on the prize
  • Connected-students feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
  • Engaged-students actively participate in class and extracurricular activities
  • Nurtured-students feel like they are part of the college community
  • Valued-students’ skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated

Veteran Services Service Area Outcome (SAO)

Veteran and Dependent students will know about available resources and services specifically designed for Veteran and Dependent students at Modesto Junior College.

Veteran Services-Support Service Learning Outcome (SSLO)

  1. Veteran and Dependent students will be able to identify and understand educational benefits earned through military service.
  2. Veteran and Dependent students will understand degree requirements, as well as receive necessary referrals and interventions in order to improve retention, transfer, and graduation rates.
  3. Veteran and dependent students will understand terminology and community resources available through military service upon completion of meeting with Veteran Center staff.