Warrior-Scholar Project is always here to help, but there are so many additional resources to help you succeed in college and beyond. Below is a list of resources that have been proven to help WSP alumni in college and a collection of organizations that provide veterans support to help meet their goals.*
If you know of any organizations that are not listed below, please share them with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
*These organizations and resources are provided for informational purposes and are not necessarily endorsed by Warrior-Scholar Project. For a list of our partners, please click here.
VA Specific Veteran Benefits
This website by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps manage benefits and other services.
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves.
The VA benefits student veterans have access to can really help with a budding academic journey.
Sign up for the VA newsletter at this link.
The Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) Initiative provides access to resources for transitioning service members. While its emphasis is healthcare enrollment, its other services assist with Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), work-study opportunities, disability claims, campus guidance, community outreach, and more. For more information, please visit their website.
Nonprofits dedicated to veterans
“Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free college and grad school application counseling to military veterans and service members. S2S’s goal is to help veterans gain admission to the best college for them while empowering each veteran to make informed decisions about their education.”
“The Posse Veterans Program identifies, trains, and supports veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees at top colleges and universities.”
Combined Arms streamlines the connection between veterans and their families from all branches of the military with organizations that serve them.
“Through transformative online and in-person experiences, tools, and inspiration, No Barriers help people tap into their inner hope, optimism, and resilience. In the process, they foster a community of curious, brave and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life.”
“Sentinels of Freedom was established to meet an entirely new underserved population. Their mission is to assist severely wounded, post-9/11 veterans in their efforts to become productive and self-sufficient members of their communities as they transition back into civilian life.”
“DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.”
“CollegeRecon is the largest college discovery platform for the military community, empowering prospective students with the information needed to make informed decisions on where to enroll.”
“Through career development, support, and retention, VOWS focuses on promoting successful relationships between veterans and their employers.”
“The Veterans of Foreign Wars mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.”
Social Organizations for Veterans
“Through a network of more than 1,500 on-campus chapters, Student Veterans of America ensures that student veterans and military-connected students achieve their greatest potential.”
“Foundation for Women Warriors are on a mission to serve women veterans and their children so that their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world.”
“Join thousands of service members, veterans, and military spouses in setting up free one-hour mentorship phone calls with successful professionals. They are the only Veteran Mentorship Platform to let you choose your own mentors and as many as you would like; their average member selects four mentors, and some mentees have 25+ mentors! Create a free profile at Veterati to get unlimited access to thousands of volunteer mentors: CEOs, recruiters, entrepreneurs, managers, veterans and civilians alike.”
“The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that connects military veterans with new missions in under-resourced communities.”
“Since 2012, Patriot Boot Camp has been on a mission to assemble and activate an inclusive community that advances military members, veterans, military spouses in their mission to become creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs leading the new economy. ”
“Bunker Labs’ mission is to support and convene military-connected entrepreneurs and small business owners. They accomplish this mission by facilitating an action-oriented, member-led network of entrepreneurs and small business owners, providing practical tools and resources, and highlighting inspirational stories that showcase the possibilities and accomplishments of the community.”
“The mission of Team Red, White & Blue is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.”
“Fourblock is a nation-wide community of veterans and employers dedicated to transforming the veteran transition process. They look beyond transition to equip our veterans to achieve their potential. They look beyond landing jobs to equip our veterans to pursue careers that fit their calling. They look beyond the now — they’re shaping the future for a new generation of veterans.”
“American Corporate Partners is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty military spouses find their next career through one-on-one mentoring, networking, and online career advice.”
Scholarship & Student Aid
“The Pat Tillman Foundation identifies remarkable military service members, veterans, and spouses — empowering them with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development opportunities, and a diverse, global community of high-performing mentors and peers.”
“The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Find out if you’re eligible, and if your school takes part in this program.”
“It’s never too early — or too late — to explore your options for college or career school. This site discusses key steps in preparing for college and provides resources that can help you along the way.”
“This website was created to serve people who are interested in college funding. What makes them unique is that they list a broad array of funding opportunities without asking for information from you. There are no long forms to fill out in order to access their resources.”
“The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school.”
“The Gilman Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that supports Pell-eligible undergraduate students across the country, from a variety of backgrounds and life paths, with up to $5,000 ($8,000 if studying a Critical Need Language) to study or intern abroad for academic credit. We also have the Gilman-McCain scholarship, which provides awards of $5,000 for child and spousal dependents of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application.”
“From flashcards to help you learn francais, to games that make it easy to get a handle on history, use a variety of tools to conquer any challenge.”
“Ziteboard is a lightweight whiteboard website which works on any device: laptops, tablets, mobile devices – optimized for both iPad’s Safari and Google Chrome on laptops.”
“Wolfram|Alpha brings expert-level knowledge and capabilities to the broadest possible range of people — spanning all professions and education levels.”
“Check your English text for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors with Grammarly’s free grammar checker.”
“The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material.”
“Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.”
“Columbia University launched the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration to have a direct and lasting impact on the issue of veteran transition and upward mobility by creating and providing access to the best-in-class tools and programming veterans need as they transition from active service to college and the workforce.”
“Syracuse University has a historic commitment to serving veterans and their families and the founding of the IVMF in 2011 further expands that commitment to serve across the country and beyond.”
“The Bridge to the Ph.D. Program in STEM is designed to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in STEM disciplines. The Bridge Program is an intensive research, academic, and mentoring experience for post-baccalaureates seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications and to prepare for the transition into Ph.D. programs.”
“The Research Experience for Veteran Undergraduates is an intense, nine-week summer program hosted by Yale University where enlisted U.S. veteran undergraduate students perform research in a STEM field of their interest and develop skills necessary to become a research scientist.”