Are you transitioning out of the military soon? Are you trying to apply to schools and to use your Post 9/11 GI bill? Make sure you take a look at the excellent program offered by Service to School!
The program’s mission is simple: To prepare transitioning servicemembers and veterans for their next chapter of leadership by helping them gain admission to the best college or graduate school possible. And they’re good at what they do. Through the program, over 1,500 veterans have been enrolled in top institutions with zero cost for the program to the veteran. The program has placed applicants into top schools such as Yale and Stanford.
TRYING TO GET INTO SCHOOL?
Service to School’s model pairs applicants with an ambassador — someone who has been in their shoes applying to schools before — to help guide them through the process of applying to schools. The program additionally uses an applicant guidebook that coaches applicants through the process of applying step-by-step, and is available for both undergraduate and graduate school admissions. On the undergrad side, it connects veterans to programs such as the Leadership Scholar Program, Warrior Scholar Project, and Stanford 2 to 4 that are aimed at ensuring applicants are successful with applications. Additionally, the program has partnered with Lockheed Martin to offer scholarships to veterans after a paid internship. If this sounds appealing to you and you’re applying to schools, click here to visit their official website.
Service to School’s VetLink program also offers incredible opportunities for prospective veteran-students at amazing universities. Director of communications, Kasie Valenti describes the program below:
“Service to School has partnered with select colleges and universities to form VetLink, a network of schools committed to expanding access and opportunity for student veterans. Our partner colleges are widely known for academic excellence, aspiring students, leading-edge research, and high graduation rates.
Service to School works with our partner colleges to create awareness of how a veteran’s military service has prepared them for success in academia. This one-of-a-kind collaboration between Service to School and our partner colleges unifies the respective strengths of each to serve student veterans more effectively than either could alone.”
JUST WANT TO HELP OUT?
It’s always good to give back. Service to School’s program provides the ability to do just that in multiple ways. If you feel that you could provide prospective military applicants valuable insight on the application process, the program accepts ambassador applications here. The program is looking for experienced candidates that hold degrees from reputable institutions and can provide valuable assistance to applying veterans. If you have the time and can help out with editing essays, providing guidance on timelines, and assist in navigating through the application process, this might be for you.
If you don’t have the time or just want to help out, you can also donate money! If you want to give money to the program, click here. If you’re volunteering as an ambassador, just be sure you have the degree or are in the program for the degree at the level at which you are applying.
Best of luck to all of the applicants out there!
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