OMAC is committed to connecting its military-affiliated community to the most meaningful resources (internal and external) to to fit your academic, social and professional needs. 

University Resources

Recreaton offered to military-affiliated persons are listed below. 

Area VA Hospitals

Outpatient clinic locations can be found here

Chicago also has three Vet Centers located throughout the city and surrounding suburbs

OMAC can also help connect you to resources for housing, food, utilitiy payments and other needs. Please contact OMAC for assistance.

VA GI Bill Information

Veterans Employment Resources


  • Veterans of Foreign Wars "Sports Clips Hero Scholarship" provides service members and veterans with financial assistance they need to complete their educatiional goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. 
  • The AMVET National Scholarship Program is designed for those veterans who have exhausted the resources of the G.I. Bill. Applicants must have been honorably discharged, and must be attending an accredited college, university or technical school. The award is $1000 per academic year, renewable for up to three years.
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship is available to all veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart. The program is also open to widows and dependents of those service-members who have been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. Award amounts vary, and are based on financial need.
  • The American Legion Scholarship is available to all veteran members of the legion who are pursuing their undergraduate studies at an accredited college or university. Annual awards are $1000, and eligibility is determined by financial need.
  • The Pat Tillman Foundation offers the Leadership Through Action – Tilman Military Scholars program which provides financial assistance to veterans and active-duty military who wish to start, continue, or finish their college education. Award amounts vary, and eligibility is determined by merit as well as financial need. Applicants are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, and must submit two essays for consideration.

Other scholarship opportunities can be found at The Scholarship SystemFastWeb, and