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Endorsement Guidelines

All applicants are required to receive an endorsement from a military leader or recent employer who knows them well. The purpose is to gain insights into the applicant’s leadership ability and mission focus, moral and ethical compass, and potential to positively impact society after graduation.

Select an endorser who can best provide the following about you:

  1. Describe your relationship with the applicant and how long you have known him/her.
  2. Select a leadership trait and use it to describe how the applicant leads others to accomplish missions.
  3. Select a moral and ethical value and use it to describe the applicant’s character.
  4. 10-20 years after the applicant completes their Vanderbilt education, what do you see as their potential for professional success and continued service to society and the Nation?