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YOUNG MARINE VETERAN SAYS WARRIOR-
"I tell people — even though it sounds cheesy — it changed my life. It really did," said Sarah Serrano, who participated in the weeklong Warrior-
The National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Warrior-
GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS, DISTINGUISHED ACADEMICS FORM BOARD OF ACADEMIC ADVISORS FOR THE WARRIOR-
Jesse Reising’s post-
PROGRAM HELPS VETERANS ADAPT TO LIFE AT COLLEGE
Partnering with 11 top-
MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ARE YOU READY FOR COLLEGE BOOT CAMP?
Are you ready for a “boot camp” that will prepare you to go from the military to college? Twelve major U.S. universities will host the Warrior-
WSP is an intensive, one-
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A weeklong program designed to help prepare enlisted military veterans for the transition to four-
Hosted by the Warrior Scholar Project (WSP), the May 28-
MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
For the third summer since 2014, the University of Michigan hosted the Warrior-
MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT UNC CHAPEL HILL
WSP attendees are enlisted veterans and transitioning service members who are enrolled or planning to enroll in or transfer into a four-
MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT UNC CHAPEL HILL
MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT YALE UNIVERSITY
HELPING VETERANS ADJUST TO COLLEGE
It’s described as an academic boot camp for veterans. It teaches them how to transition from the battlefield to college. The intense one week course takes place at Georgetown University and 11 other top schools around the country.
MILITARY VETERANS ATTENDING WARRIOR-
For the second year in a row, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is participating in the Warrior-
BOOT CAMP HELPS VETERANS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL
This summer, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill participated again in the Warrior-
For many veterans, navigating the battlefields is easy but returning to civilian life can be challenging. The Warrior-
UNC PARTICIPATES IN WARRIOR-
Transitioning into college can be a difficult task, he told the 20 students facing the challenge after four or more years of military service.
This was UNC’s second year hosting the Warrior-
VETERANS PARTICIPATE IN ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP
It’s boot camp, but it’s a far ring from Parris Island. 20 military veterans spent last week participating in the Warrior Scholar Project at UNC to help them prepare for college life.
The event ran from June 5 to Saturday June 10. The veterans that attended are preparing to transfer or enroll into 4 year undergraduate programs.
THREE VETERANS GROUPS PARTNER TO HELP VETERANS FIND SUCCESS IN COLLEGES AND CAREERS
Three of the nation’s top organizations dedicated to connecting veterans of America’s armed forces to higher education and employment opportunities—Warrior-
USC HOSTS BOOT CAMP FOR MILITARY VETERANS AIMED AT EASING CULTURE SHOCK OF COLLEGE LIFE
At USC, the Warrior-
ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP FOR VETS IN SECOND YEAR AT OU
The transition from bulkheads and barracks to lecture halls and libraries can be difficult for military veterans; it is one that many won't accomplish.
KriS Ankarlo reports on Warrior Scholar Project
RAWLINGS ENGAGES VETERANS THROUGH ANCIENT TEXTS ON WAR
“President Rawlings was awesome,” said Joseph Martinez, who served in the Second Ranger Battalion in the U.S. Army and is currently enrolled in a community college. “He explained the texts eloquently but made it easy to understand them. You can tell he loves being in the classroom.”
While many Cornellians were enjoying their last few weeks free from classes and prelims, 15 incoming students, all military veterans, participated in a weeklong academic boot camp on campus, hosted by the Warrior-
The 15 men and women, ages 22 to 39, were at USC last week for a weeklong boot camp intended to introduce them to four-
“As much as these young men and women would benefit from attending USC, I think the rest of the USC community would benefit from having them here,” Schnur said. “I couldn’t hope to provide the same kind of perspective on the issue that they did.”
ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP HELPS SOLDIERS TRANSITION INTO STUDENTS
Of the more than 200,000 Americans who leave the military each year, many say they want to pursue an undergraduate education but lack the preparation or confidence to do so. To help veterans and military personnel transition into the academic world, the University of Chicago is participating in the Warrior-
ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP PREPARES MILITARY VETS FOR COLLEGE LIFE
To prepare post-
Earlier this year, the Warrior-
Cody Nicholls, an assistant dean of students and an Iraq War veteran, said the program is important for students who have operated in the highly regimented, bureaucratic world of the military.
“Colleges and universities are another massive bureaucracy that functions entirely different,” Nicholls said. “So to have any exposure to better understand higher education we believe is a tremendous asset.
U OF A HOSTS ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AIMED TO HELP MILITARY VETERANS SUCCEED IN COLLEGE
The free project is an intense college preparatory program for military veterans to transition out of active duty service and back into society.
VETERANS ATTEND UA BOOT CAMP
Tuscon News Now presents a segment on the Warrior-
These boot camps are intense college preparatory programs targeted at military veterans intending to continue with higher education.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HOSTS WARRIOR-
The University of Arizona this month hosted military veterans, as part of the national Warrior-
It’s described as a college-
WSP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DR. SIDNEY ELLINGTON RECEIVES 2016 AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD
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Corri Zoli ’91, G’93, G’04 knows intimately the paradox at the heart of America’s support for its all-
At the University of Southern California, the Warrior-
At Evergreen, 198 students, 5.2 percent of the total 3,787 undergraduates, are veterans. By comparison for this 2016-
Yale University is preparing some military veterans for the transition to college life by hosting what it is calling an academic boot camp.
The camp, which began on May 28 and runs through June 10, is run by the Warrior-
They are taught how to frame their ideas in an academic context, think critically and formulate scholarly arguments. Officials say it's designed to help the veterans develop and rediscover the skills and confidence necessary to successfully complete four-
The summer is a popular time to visit college campuses.
For a group of veterans, they are getting an entire week in the life of a Notre Dame student.
The program helps the veterans transition to college life.
Helping veterans navigate the transition from the military to higher education is the Warrior-
This is the first year the non-
The project is a once a week academic “boot camp” hosted locally by the University of Notre Dame that seeks to prepare vets for a future in the academic world.
Military veterans attending next week’s boot camp at Syracuse University will be training to succeed in the classroom, rather than in battle.
The weeklong academic boot camp, coordinated by the Warrior-
Joshua Buck joins us to talk about The Warrior-
Insecurities aside, the veterans are excited about starting college. They’re motivated and ready to take on a new challenge. And that is the fulfilment of the program’s founding philosophy – to help veterans better acclimate to post-
The WSP launched in 2012 and has had programs at schools like Yale University and The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and plans to host more than 200 veterans at boot camps across the country in 2017. WSP participants have gone on to enroll at schools like Harvard and Cornell and complete internships at NASA and the White House.
Entering college can be a period of immense upheaval and readjustment for incoming freshmen, especially those coming from military service.
Host Juan Castillo discusses the Warrior-
As hundreds of thousands of military personnel leave the armed services each year, many of them look to go back to school. With their GI bill to help them pay for tuition, they potentially could help change the face of higher education: older, nontraditional students who are motivated, disciplined, and in many cases, who have experienced war.
Jared Smith applied and was accepted to attend a three-
"During my forth deployment, I discovered an organization called Warrior Scholar Project that provides an intensive college prep program for veterans that want to assess where they are academically while receiving top-
Boot camp transforms new military recruits into soldiers. When they return as veterans, the Warrior-
Summer Lee was a sergeant stationed at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina and was given information about the Warrior Scholar Project at Harvard University to pass along to other Marines. Before recommending it to anyone else, however, she wanted to check it out for herself.
The emphasis of the program was in “de-
This week Cornell is hosting the Warrior-
The national project teaches active and former members of the military how to transition from combat to the classroom.
Our research also indicates that, given service members’ training and professionalization, many veterans are “pre-
It is time to strengthen our understanding of Post-
Whether they served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, the 15 veterans and reservists of the first 2017 Warrior-
Last week, military veterans traveled to Cornell for a rigorous one-
The program, hosted by the Warrior-
It’s the first time that Texas A&M—or any university in Texas—has played host campus to the Warrior-
On Sunday afternoon, 19 student veterans checked in to Rudder Auditorium for a week that will help give them the tools to succeed as students through the Warrior Scholar Project.
Jarrod Romine, campus program coordinator for the Warrior Scholar Project at Texas A&M, was integral to bringing the program to A&M. Romine said he would describe the program as a fast-
The campus of Texas A&M is calm, even quiet this week before students come back for classes in a few weeks.
However, there’s one class already going on where 20 soon-
They are all U.S. enlisted veterans participating in a program called the Warrior-
David Molina is a Marine, who served three years until 2011 including a deployment to Iraq, and is at USC participating in the Warrior-
15 vets were participants in the Warrior-
Alex Baran was at Amherst College as one of 15 veterans taking part in a weeklong “academic boot camp” this week organized by the Warrior-
Texas A&M has joined a growing roster of universities taking part in a nonprofit's mission to ease the transition for U.S. veterans moving from the military to college. The Warrior-
Amherst College was one of 15 schools participating this summer in the Warrior-
The men and women who came to Amherst spent their jam-
Ranging in age from 22 to 33, some of these warrior-
Veterans at three college campuses just finished a week-
Since his honorary discharge from the US Marine Corps in 2016, Charles Santamaria has been pursuing an associate degree in life sciences at the Wellesley Hills campus of Massachusetts Bay Community College.
In addition, his recent participation in the Warrior-
Fifteen military veterans and active-
The program aims to equip veterans — many of whom will apply to college in the fall — with the skills needed to succeed in academia and to be leaders in the classroom. “It completely changes their idea of what education could be for them,” executive director Sidney Ellington said.
Just one month ago, 19 prospective student veterans participated in Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) first-
A new nonprofit organization has marched its way onto campus this year, emphasizing a focus on developing new leaders: The Warrior Scholar Project.
As a national nonprofit, the Warrior Scholar Project focuses on helping GIs and Veterans transition into college life and make full use of their skills in the civilian setting of academia. Many of the veterans assisted by the project have been on active duty for four or five years minimum, and some are retired after 20 to 30 years of active duty.
Interview with Sid Ellington-
The program that Chase Tolles, as well as many other vets at Saddleback College, took part in over the summer is called Warrior-
This program motivates vets back into a classroom at different prestigious schools around the country and demonstrates that they are capable of being in classrooms and succeeding in them.
The university community will observe Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, with a ceremony in Woolsey Hall, at which it will also pay tribute to a current Yale College student and an alumnus for their acts of service.
The ceremony will pay tribute to Yale College alumnus Jesse Reising ’11, who co-
The transition to college can be a huge adjustment for anyone, but military veterans often have a unique set of hurdles.
Student veterans can be anxious about fitting in, says Nicholas Armstrong, senior director for research and evaluation at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University in New York.
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