We’re a small team of enlisted student veterans who share one common goal: to help you gain admission to college.

No fees, no membership, no catch. We’re just trying to pay-it-forward.

501(c)(3) non-profit • EIN: 85-1516180

Image: UC Berkeley, Xander DeLosReyes


What We Do

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Free Veteran Programs

We centralize all student-veteran resources, programs, and opportunities to help you gain admission to the nation’s top colleges.

Student Veteran Representatives

We team up with student veteran, campus representatives at the most highly ranked universities, and each of them are ready to provide their own perspective.

Personal Statement Workshop

We prepare Personal Statement tutorial videos, helping you craft and deliver your story in the most meaningful manner possible.

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Veteran Friendly Universities

We consolidate various university initiatives that focus on recruiting military veterans and nontraditional students to their respective campuses.

Meet us better

Our Organization in Numbers


Student Veteran Volunteers


Average GPA Among NSI Team Members


Federal and State Level Nonprofit


Free Services

Image: Stanford University, Xander DeLosReyes

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How You Can Benefit

There has never been a better time to be a service member or military veteran applying to college. Universities nation-wide are actively implementing military initiatives, and we’re here to help guide you along the way.

  • Free Student Veteran Resources
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits Information
  • Student Veteran Representatives at the nation’s top colleges
  • Personal Statement tutorial videos
  • Our own personal admissions perspective

Hear from our team…

Once I learned about NSI and its mission to help veterans succeed after their service, I felt compelled to join and share any information I have.” 

Hayden McGrath
Columbia University
Marine Raider

“I am excited to help veterans with the daunting application process, and I’m happy to partner with NSI to provide great resources to interested veterans and share my own experiences and the lessons I learned along the way.”

Hudson Miller
Harvard University
Marine Postal Clerk

“There are many high achieving veterans waiting to pursue their dreams; all they need is the road map to help them along the path.”

Lyndsea Warkenthien
Stanford University
Navy Intelligence Specialist

“I’m grateful that NSI has provided me with a new avenue to connect with veterans who are determined to study at our country’s best colleges. I’m looking forward to working with as many of you as possible!”

Sam Fendler
Princeton University
Marine Rifleman

Latest Posts, Updates, and Perspective…

Embracing Campus Culture Beyond the Generational Gap

In most situations, the individuals who are most successful usually find themselves involved in more than just their studies. It takes having a strong social circle and building relationships with friends who are sharing your journey. Like the military, attending a university is made much more worthwhile if moments and experiences are shared with those around you. This is not an easy accomplishment from the perspective of a student veteran, nor is …

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What I Wish I Could Have Told Myself Before Attending College: The Added Value of Seeking Consultation

The impetus for writing this article is to address the stigmas that I observed while serving as an enlisted soldier in the Army that I now deem as myopic. Moreover, it is a letter that addresses the evolution of my disposition as I have progressed throughout my collegiate career. When I left the military, I was the self-proclaimed sniper that could tackle anything. But what I wish I knew was that there …

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Four Central Reasons Veterans Can Succeed at School

We all had different experiences in the military, and depending on our MOS, we all learned a different skill or a trade. It might not be obvious right away, but no matter what branch, the military taught each of us how to succeed. My success in school is not because I am book smart (my ASVAB score could prove that); it’s because I apply what I learned in the military to my …

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The Spark: When I Decided to Give School Another Chance

People who say they joined the military because they aren’t “made” for college fool themselves. Although, they may be correct at the time that they find themselves in the recruiting office. I was one of those people that tried and utterly failed. I was not made for it but was foolish enough to try at two different colleges without any foundational reformations in my habits. I was not driven, and I did …

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Journey to New Beginnings: U.S. Navy to William & Mary

My journey to college, like yours, is a unique one. Mine started in the summer of 2011; I had completed my first counter-piracy deployment off the coast of Somalia. The Sahara heat made the affliction of 18-hour workdays more painful than they already were. That tempo lasted for months on end, and with those new experiences came a new perspective. I considered where I was and where I wanted to be. It …

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