MANHASSET, N.Y., July 21, 2017—Thomas Bassett, who formerly served with the 1st Ranger Battalion, will enroll as a freshman at Harvard University in the fall of 2017.
His admission to Harvard comes after attending the Warrior Scholar Project seminar hosted by Princeton University and working with Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund’s
Collegiate Access Program throughout the application process.

Bassett will pursue a degree in Economics and also plans to join the Harvard Rugby Football Club, which is the oldest rugby club in the United States.
He also intends on becoming a member of the Harvard Model Congress (HMC) team upon enrollment. The HMC team is comprised of 150 Harvard undergraduates
who volunteer to organize conferences for high school students that offer engaging discussions of political issues, opportunities for public speaking
on policy matters, and lifelong memories for their participants.

In addition, Bassett plans on remaining an active participant in LTWF’s Collegiate Access Program since his plan after undergraduate study is to apply
to Harvard’s JD/MBA program. He has stated that LTWF was a crucial resource in preparing for an academic career after military service and expects
it will continue to provide vital academic assistance in the future.