About bendersk

Samantha is a Corvias Foundation 2011 recipient, and a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate. She is an office administrator at innovation Research and Training in Durham, NC.

5 advantages of being a military dependent in college


My friends and I before the military appreciation football game.  I’m all the way on the right.

Going to college is one of the most exciting and terrifying moments of a person’s life. There are days when you feel like you could easily take on the world, and then there are days when you drink 5 cups of coffee to compensate for the late-night studying. Being an “Army brat,” I felt like I could handle the challenges of college. Here are five advantages that military dependents have when they go to college:

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Reach Out to your Corvias Family

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When I went to college, it was the first time that I wasn’t surrounded by active duty military members and their dependents. Even the public high school that I went to was flooded with “Army brats,” or at least people who lived in Fayetteville, NC, long enough to understand, appreciate, and respect the military lifestyle.

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