Harvard University Appeals to Veterans

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A piece in “The Harvard Crimson” highlights a noble effort by Harvard University to appeal to America’s veterans.

Harvard University recently announced a new partnership with Service to School, a non-profit aiming to help combat veterans apply to universities to further their educations. As regular readers of our college admissions blog know well, we are committed to helping as many veterans as we can each and every year earn admission to highly selective colleges on a pro bono basis. And we have made a point over the last several years to highlight universities that make concerted efforts to appeal to America’s veterans. We have also made a point to highlight universities that have not gone to such lengths — all in the hope of motivating them to make greater efforts to give back to the brave men and women who serve our nation in uniform. But we can only help a few veterans each year. Non-profits like Service to School, through their VetLink program, seem to us like organizations with their hearts in the right place and we salute the universities — like Harvard — that have chosen to partner with them.

A Salute to Harvard University for Appealing to Vets

As reports William S. Flanagan and Michael E. Xie in a piece entitled “Harvard Aims to Boost Veteran Admissions in New Partnership” for “The Harvard Crimson,” “The Service to School program, known as VetLink, gives veteran applicants an ‘enhanced opportunity to showcase their military experience’ to prestigious universities interested in admitting them, according to its website. The program started in 2015 with six original university partners, including Yale University and Williams College, and its preliminary partnership with Harvard will last for three years…Service to School provides mentoring and free application assistance to veterans, and aims ‘to help veterans win admission to the best universities possible and to help them maximize their education benefits,’ according to the non-profit’s website.” While we can’t speak to the quality of the college counseling this non-profit is offering, we applaud their attention to America’s veterans and we salute each of the universities that has chosen to partner with them.

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