Service to School Announces Six New Partner Schools as VetLink Grows

Nov 10, 2017- As Veterans Day approaches, Service to School (S2S) is proud to announce new partnerships with Pomona College, the University of Chicago, Syracuse University, Emory University, Stanford University, and Harvard University. These six schools have joined Service to School’s VetLink Program, where veterans are directly connected with partnered schools during their undergraduate application process.  

These distinguished universities join the existing VetLink partners- Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), Princeton, Yale, Smith, Williams, Amherst, Notre Dame, and Cornell in ensuring veterans have access to the best undergraduate programs in the country.   

“Too often, enlisted service members underestimate their skills, competencies, and potential,” said Gus Giacoman, an Army veteran and S2S’s co-founder. Service to School’s VetLink is changing the veteran to student narrative. “There are many great schools that are looking for qualified service members and VetLink will bridge that gap,” said Giacoman.

S2S provides its partner schools an effective way to identify, evaluate, and accept qualified veterans for its undergraduate programs. For veterans, the VetLink program serves to support them in finding a top college that is the best fit for their interests while working through the nuanced college application process and providing one on one mentorship.

“We work hard to enroll Veterans every year because we know this community is a crucial part of what makes Pomona special—and it’s why our partnership with Service to School is so important. Service to School has grown the pipeline for college-going Veterans across this country and they are a leader when it comes to this work. Mentorship and support are crucial for students navigating the college admissions process at highly selective institutions. We are proud to partner with an organization doing so much good for so many Veterans across the United States, ” said Adam Sapp, Director of Admissions, Pomona College.

“Harvard students and alumni who answer the call to serve in the military are an essential part of our University community –they are the soldier-scholars who lead not only their own generations but also those that follow,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust. “I am pleased that our partnership with Service to School’s VetLink program will strengthen Harvard’s ability to attract bright and talented student veterans who will bring their experience to campus and who share our commitment to service, inclusion, and opportunity.”

Scott Taylor the Director of Transfer and Veteran Students at Syracuse added, “Syracuse University has welcomed Veterans to campus since 1918, when we opened our doors to nearly 800 World War I Veterans.  Since then thousands of Veterans have attended Syracuse University and we remain committed to being the “Best Place for Veterans.”  The support of military-connected scholars is central to the University’s mission, and includes commitments to affordability, academic success, and a comfortable fit within the student body.

Service to School is the only non-profit in the United States whose mission is to provide free application assistance to veterans to ensure that they get into the best schools possible after their time in the military ( For more information, please email

Christine Schwartz

Service to School (S2S)

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