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

Services

What We Do


Image: Warrior-Scholar Project | Jesse Ramirez

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.

Image: The New York Times | Tony Cenicola

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


23

Student Veteran Volunteers

3.5+

Aggregate GPA Among NSI Team Members

501(c)(3)

Federal and State Level Nonprofit

100%

Free Services

Image: Stanford University, Xander DeLosReyes

Image: Princeton University, Xander DeLosReyes

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…

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 …

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

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 …

Four Central Reasons Veterans Can Succeed at School Read More »

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 …

The Spark: When I Decided to Give School Another Chance Read More »

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 …

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

A Train of Thought on Education

One of the fundamental questions we should ask ourselves as student-veterans is what it means to be educated. Why do we care to educate ourselves? Without a doubt, a university education and the credentials it brings are springboards from which we pursue successful careers as professionals. We realize, however, that education carries with it deeper implications as well. To be educated is to have the capacity to inquire on the holistic nature …

A Train of Thought on Education Read More »

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.