A veteran’s college experience

Amy Scott Sep 11, 2015
HTML EMBED:
COPY

A veteran’s college experience

Amy Scott Sep 11, 2015
HTML EMBED:
COPY

At last count, the Post-9/11 GI Bill has helped send more than 1.8  million veterans to college since 2009. But until recently the most elite private colleges haven’t done a very good job of recruiting them. The Posse Foundation is trying to change that, by helping place veterans at selective colleges like Wesleyan and Dartmouth. Karlene Williams, 34, is a single mom who served in the Iraq War as a unit supply specialist in the Army. Now she’s a sophomore at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.  

Click the media player above to hear the story.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.