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.

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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


23

Student Veteran Volunteers

3.5+

Average 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…

My Intersectional Identity Amplifies My Imposter Syndrome

One of the beautiful things about being in a “small” university is you hear about a lot more events and opportunities outside of your major. If your university is elite, it’s more likely that these events are led by the “top” minds in the country, maybe even the world. One of the groups that resonate with me at MIT is the First-Generation/Low-Income community. Through this group, I was invited to a discussion …

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Hot Wash: A Year After Separation

After serving in the military for over 10 years, I was ready for a change of pace. It would have been easier for me to stay another 10 years to retire, but I wanted a new challenge. Two weeks after I started terminal leave in January 2020, I attended a community college to complete prerequisites and transfer to a 4-year university. How hard can it be to transition from being in the …

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War as Livelihood: Military Service as a Means of Socioeconomic Mobility via Higher Education

I am writing this essay with reference to literary works that I encountered—in the form of assigned readings—for a course I recently completed as a student at a prestigious university. How I came to be a student at this university is that I served in the United States military. I served in the military because it was my only means of opportunity for upward socioeconomic mobility. My current situation is, in essence, …

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Start Small; Think Big

As you consider the path out of active duty and into the classroom, it can feel like an overwhelming sea of decisions to make. Where do I go? Where do I start? How do I know that school ABC will be the best fit for me? The answers to these questions will look different for everyone, and fortunately (and maybe for the first time in a while), the decision on your next …

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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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