Rob Henderson is an Eli Whitney scholar at Yale University. He served in the Air Force from 2007-2015. Rob spent most of his enlistment in Europe and deployed multiple times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His college application essay was published in the New York Times in 2015. He now works as an undergraduate mentor for Service to School, where he provides guidance to veterans transitioning into college.
As a student at Yale University, Air Force veteran, and mentor for Service to School, many veterans have contacted me asking for advice on how to enter a top-tier college. The benefits of college are widely known. At a top-tier school, you’ll be taught by world-renowned faculty and have access to immense resources. Moreover, you’ll attend classes and collaborate with fellow bright and vibrant students.