Service to School Announces Amherst College as New Partner

San Francisco, CA, August 23, 2016 — Service to School (S2S) is proud to announce Amherst College has joined S2S VetLink. Service to School, a non-profit organization, is devoted in its mission to provide free application assistance to active duty service members and veterans to ensure they get into the best schools possible after their time in the military. The S2S VetLink initiative connects high-achieving veterans with some of the most highly selective colleges and universities. Amherst joins S2S VetLink partner schools Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton, Notre Dame, Smith College, Williams College and Yale University.

Through S2S VetLink, Service to School identifies qualified U.S. military veterans, introduces them to partner colleges, and mentors them through the college search and admissions process. S2S VetLink helps its college partners market their programs through non-traditional channels, connects them with high-achieving veterans, and evaluates the service accomplishments of each veteran.

Beth Morgan, Service to School’s Executive Director, adds, “S2S VetLink tirelessly seeks out high-achieving veterans and helps them find the colleges that are the best fit for them. We help them work through college applications and essays to best showcase their talents, and we connect them with mentors as they transition to college. Service to School is very pleased to welcome Amherst College as it joins the ranks of the prestigious S2S VetLink schools, all of which are committed to creating higher education opportunities for our veterans’ futures.”

Katharine Fretwell, Amherst’s Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, said, “Amherst is proud to join the VetLink partners in identifying and supporting veterans and active duty service personnel with the potential to contribute to and benefit from an Amherst education. With this new relationship, Amherst seeks to extend its commitment to attracting a growing population of veterans ready for the unique opportunities Amherst offers as an affordable, rigorous, selective liberal arts college.”

Service to School is a veteran-founded, led and staffed non-profit organization that provides free, peer-to-per application counseling to all U.S. military service members – active and retired. It is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. For more information, please visit www.service2school.org or contact Service to School by email at contact@service2school.org.