High achieving student vets wanted for year-long prestigious fellowship

Matt Saintsing
April 03, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Courtesy of Veterans in Global Leadership


When veterans first step foot on a college campus, we’ve been away from a formal classroom for several years. We also possess significant life experiences, a strong work ethic, a goal-focused approach to education and often, a more global perspective.

If this sounds like you, Veterans in Global Leadership (VGL) wants you to apply to their 2018-2019 year long fellowship program.

“Veterans in Global Leadership is looking for veterans who are looking for their next challenge,” said Jayson Browder, founder and chairman of Veterans in Global Leadership.

“If you are passionate about solving wicked problems and are interested in developing more as a leader, then this fellowship program will be perfect for you.”

VGL is currently seeking a diverse class of fellows with a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds, including both former officers and enlisted veterans. Their mission is to help fill the gap of recent veterans in key influential and policy realms.

In short, VGL wants to train, mentor and empower student vets on their path to becoming tomorrow’s next global leaders.

If you have the following, you’re eligible to apply:

  • Honorable discharge
  • Currently a U.S. student veteran
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA and be in good academic standing with your school

And here’s the documents you’ll need to submit:

  • Updated resume
  • Transcripts from your undergraduate institution, and graduate school (if applicable)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of the coveted DD-214 (Blackout any sensitive information)
  • Professional photo/headshot

You’ll need to write two short essays (500-word maximum).

The first, should describe your short-term and long-term career goals and describe how being a VGL fellow will help you achieve them. The second essay asks what scholarship or fellowships you’re interested in and how do you think that scholarship would help you realize your goals.

One third optional essay asks what, if anything, VGL should take into consideration when evaluating your application. This essay has a 250-word maximum and should go beyond what can be found in your resume, transcripts and letter of recommendation.

The deadline is April 30, and VGL will notify accepted fellows by June 1. Click here to apply. You can also email Jayson Browder at jbrowder@vetsgl.org if you have any questions.