“This opportunity is the result of the efforts of our dedicated and passionate MBA Veterans Club, led this year by D.J. Faldowski and Vince Kuchar (WG17), partnering with our office to help ensure we continue to attract the military’s top talent,” wrote Maryellen Reilly Lamb, deputy vice dean for MBA admissions, financial aid and career management.
Last year, 224 active duty and honorably discharged U.S. veterans applied to Wharton, and the school hopes to encourage even more through the launch of this new program, Lamb wrote. “We thank all veterans for their service to our country and are pleased to offer this well-deserved incentive,” she said of the veterans application fee waiver.
The strength of the veteran community at Wharton was evident last spring, when Veteran Club Co-chairs Faldowski and Kuchar led a group of approximately 75 students in a series of push-ups on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum to raise awareness of the issue of veteran suicide. The club also produced a compilation video on which faculty and students in the Wharton community took part in Push-up Challenge from around the globe.