Seminole State College MVP (Mentoring Veterans Program)

What is MVP?

MVP (Mentoring Veterans Program) is a peer mentoring program for veterans attending Seminole State. It is administered by the Veteran Student Services and United Assistance for Veterans organization.


To provide a supportive environment for incoming student veterans in order to ease their transition from military to civilian and/or academic life.

How does it work?

“Seasoned” student veterans (i.e. mentors) are matched with incoming student veterans (i.e. mentees) who could benefit from having a guide, coach, or resource person during their first year at Seminole State.

Mentor Requirements

  • Passion to contribute to another’s development
  • Enrolled at Seminole State: successfully completed 1 year
  • GPA 3.0+
  • Student Veteran or Military Service Member
  • Attend training

Mentor Benefits

  • Soft Skill Development- opportunity to develop/enhance skills in effective communication (e.g. developing rapport, active listening, providing/ receiving feedback, etc.)

  • Knowledge Sharing- a chance to share knowledge regarding your major and career aspirations, effective study habits, school/community resources, social activities, etc.

  • Intrinsic Satisfaction- gained through acting as a guide, coach, and/or resource person

  • Resume Building – mentoring demonstrates the effectiveness of your soft skills and ability to share knowledge, which are qualities highly in demand by employers

  • Tradition – as an MVP Mentor you become part of a Seminole State Tradition for the student veteran community, and your mentee/protege may become a future mentor

Mentee Requirements

  • Enrolled at Seminole State
  • Student Veteran Military Service Member
  • Attend training
  • Meet with mentor monthly

Mentee Benefits

  • Easy access to an experienced Seminole State student veteran, who has “been there”.
  • Personalized guidance, encouragement, and camaraderie during the first year at Seminole State to ease the transition from military to civilian/ academic life.
  • Assistance with reaching your academic, social and professional goals.
  • Not having to “go it alone” during your first year at Seminole State.
  • Skill development that could lead to you becoming a future MVP Mentor.

Who can be a mentor?

  • Veteran students (beyond freshman year) and Seminole State staff and faculty/staff members who are Veterans.

Who can be a mentee?

  • All Seminole State Veteran students.

MVP (Mentoring Veterans Program) Application

Contact Info
MVP Questions
Mentor Questions
Requirements and Responsibilities of being a Mentor
  1. I will commit to a minimum of one academic year to this program.
  2. I will commit a minimum of spending 2 hours twice monthly with my mentee.
  3. I will communicate in a timely manner with my program staff, provide monthly information regarding my mentoring activities, and receive feedback regarding any difficulties during my participation in the mentor program.
  4. I will attend the initial mentor training session and any additional training sessions during the academic year.
  5. I will NOT use alcohol or controlled substances in an excessive or inappropriate manner.
Mentee Questions


Office of Veteran Student Services
Fax: 407.708.2564
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus:  Student Center (SC), Room 266 - 2nd Floor