The Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) was formed to support the admission of qualified Marines to four year, not-for-profit colleges and universities across the nation. As if that wasn’t enough reason to access this resource, check out the many free programs LSP works with to help Marines prepare to further their education at selective colleges and universities.
First of all, consider this: many Marine Corps Community Services programs can help make a Marine super competitive for selective colleges and universities. The Marine Corps Library System is one of the best in the country and provides free test preparation materials and other resources as an important part of a Marine’s preparation for higher education.
Participating in the Single Marine Program is a great opportunity for a Marine to bolster an application through the many volunteer opportunities the program offers. Volunteer service and getting out into the community are essential for creating a well-rounded application. Playing intramural sports, coaching a soccer team, volunteering to teach reading, and working on a Toys 4 Tots campaign are just a few of the possible activities that can help you demonstrate that you are multidimensional. Just get out and be interesting.
Creating a professional LinkedIn profile with the help of Marine For Life Network is another way to prove to LSP schools that a Marine is serious about his or her college career. Universities are often looking for professionals. Having a LinkedIn profile on the world’s largest professional platform allows you to showcase your experience to schools.
In addition to these Marine Corps programs, the Leadership Scholar Program works with many non-profit organizations working to provide service members with a path to achieving educational success. The key is to remember these organizations provide free services. Free is Key to LSP.
These are only a few of our partners. Successful LSP Marines take advantage of as many partner programs as possible.
Still searching for more in-depth assistance with Leadership Scholar Program or Voluntary Education services? Contact your installation’s Voluntary Education Staff. You can also get help by following Marine for Life on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Preparation begins with a conversation. Marine Corps Education Service Officers and Education Service Specialists at Voluntary Education are trained to guide you toward educational opportunities that fit your skill sets and meet your ambitions.
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