Dear UTA Veteran,

I am a graduate student conducting research for a class project. I am interested in hearing about why you chose to pursue college after the military and what your transition experience has been like.

Because better understanding your experiences is critical to helping colleges and universities provide necessary supports and valuable information to other veterans, I am inviting you to participate in a one-on-one interview with me on campus where we will discuss your experiences and reasons for pursuing higher education. The findings will only be shared with the class and I will be using pseudonyms for my participants, so your comments will be anonymous.

I am looking specifically for:

  • Current students who have exited the military from 2004 to the present.
  • Students who are utilizing the GI Bill.

I will pay you a $10 Starbucks gift card for taking part in an approximately 1 hour conversation.

The interview will be conducted in the UTA library at a specific time and date that we both agree on.

If you have any questions about this project or wish to participate, please contact Dustin Deweerd (

Thank you for considering this request.