Dartmouth has joined Service to School’s VetLink Program, continuing the College’s national leadership role in recruiting and supporting veterans in pursuing higher education.
VetLink will connect interested veteran applicants with Dartmouth during their undergraduate application process. Dartmouth joins 18 other institutions in the Service to School network, which provides VetLink partner schools with a way to identify, evaluate, and accept qualified veterans for undergraduate programs.
Lee Coffin, Dartmouth’s vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid, says the VetLink program will help veterans discover the opportunities Dartmouth offers, and help them navigate the college application process through one-on-one mentorship with VetLink professionals.
“We’re excited to partner with VetLink as we continue to build on Jim Wright’s legacy of encouraging and enabling veterans to pursue higher education after completing their service,” says Coffin.
President Emeritus James Wright, a Marine Corps veteran, played a major role in writing the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, and his continuing work for veterans at Dartmouth has helped the College win national recognition for its support of student veterans.
Service to School CEO Andrea Goldstein says, “Dartmouth has long understood the impact of veterans on campus, who bring the perspective of real-world experience from their service in conflict zones to the critical thinking environment of the classroom.”
Since the VetLink program was founded in 2015, more than 300 veterans have matriculated to highly selective undergraduate programs, and recently, Service to School committed to increasing support for women veterans pursuing higher education.
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