Finding Purpose in Higher Education

Every military serviceman or woman who has chosen to leave their established ordered life in the military has taken a chaotic risk. The broad expectations provided by deployment cycles and the everyday concretized routines provided grounding for their lives. When they chose to leave that ordered world, they cut their moors and, inevitably, found themselves …

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College Rejection 101: Next Steps for Veterans Who Didn’t Make It

Around this time of the year, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, receive an email stating the “sincere” regrets from the schools they once dreamt of attending. The weight of rejection falls more heavily on veteran applicants than traditional applicants looking forward to their senior prom. Not only do college rejections interrupt veterans’ behind-schedule academic …

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Cornell University Announces Extension for Test-Optional Policy

On Monday, Cornell University announced that it will extend its current temporary SAT/ACT test-optional policy for freshmen applicants during the 2022 application cycle. Freshmen applicants are those who have completed 12 credits of coursework or below. The extension will apply to both regular and early applicants. Students who have taken the test can choose whether …

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College Fail-Out → U.S. Marine → Princeton Student. My Path and How You Can Do it too.

What to Expect from this article:• How I went from being a college fail-out to a student at an Ivy League institution• The actual path and decisions I made to get here What not to expect from this article:• A sob story • How to navigate the Post 9/11 GI-Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, or Vocational …

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Rogers STEM Scholarship: An Additional Lifeline

Finding ways to pay for college is the last thing on a veteran’s mind prior to, and during the heat of their studies. Most student veterans know the ins-and-outs of what the Post 9/11 GI Bill has to offer and virtually every student veteran, once at a university, puts their blinders on, their head in …

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Austin Cox’s Point A to Point B: A Shortlist of Veteran Transition Resources During a Global Pandemic

Hi *insert name here*, My name is Austin Cox. I’m a senior at Columbia University, a special operations veteran, a pizza-loving student athlete, and an adventure seeking sports fanatic. I’m emailing you today… Wait, this isn’t a cold email. This is a 2020 guide for transitioning military to help avoid the above wherever possible. Throughout …

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Help this Marine Veteran and Princeton Student Raise Money for the Semper Fi & America’s Fund.

Our Princeton associate, Sam Fendler, is a rockstar. He’s currently serving as the President of the Princeton Student Veterans Association and President of the Ivy League Veterans Council, all while balancing the challenges of a senior at Princeton University. On top of all of this, Sam will be running on November 13th, in celebration of …

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