Veterans have long been part of North Bennet Street School’s history, beginning at the end of World War I. More than 1,200 veterans trained at the School between 1946 –1977 and in the last few years enrollment by veterans has been steadily on the rise.
Today, NBSS is tremendously proud that veterans make up 20% of the full-time student body. They have served in all branches of the military, and are enrolled in programs across the School. Veterans come to NBSS with an enviable level of focus, commitment, organization, confidence, self-motivation and self-reliance that is often a model for other students. These are the qualities a student needs to create high quality work, whether the medium is wood, paper or platinum.
In November, when we celebrate both Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, I want to express my gratitude on behalf of the entire NBSS community to our veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made. In their honor, I hope you will consider making a contribution of any size to the NBSS Veterans Scholarship Fund, which will help cover the costs of tuition, tools, materials, support services and job placement. Please click here to support our veterans.