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Press Release January 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT ANNOUNCES 12 LOCATIONS FOR 2016 ACADEMIC BOOTCAMPS

 The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) today announced the 12 major U.S. universities that will host its 2016 academic boot camps for enlisted veterans. These programs, held during the summer, help facilitate enlisted veterans’ transition from the military to college.

JAN 19, 2016

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Press Release February 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

YOUNG MARINE VETERAN SAYS WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROGRAM CHANGED HER LIFE


 "I tell people — even though it sounds cheesy — it changed my life. It really did," said Sarah Serrano, who participated in the weeklong  Warrior-Scholar program last summer at the University of Southern California.

FEB 6, 2016

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Press Release March 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT AWARDED $200,000 BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES


The National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) has awarded the  Warrior-Scholar Project  (WSP) $200,000 in two grants to bring perspective and context to the experience of war through discussions in its boot camps at twelve top-tier universities across the nation.

MAR 24, 2016

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NBC LOS ANGELES

GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS, DISTINGUISHED ACADEMICS FORM BOARD OF ACADEMIC ADVISORS FOR THE WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT


 The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) today announced the creation of a new Board of Academic Advisors, including General (Ret) David Petraeus, which will provide expert oversight for WSP’s work creating and delivering high-quality academic boot camps for enlisted veterans and transitioning service members on the campuses of 12 major U.S. universities.  

FEB 17, 2016

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USA TODAY

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOTCAMPS HELP VETERANS IN THE CLASSROOM


The  Warrior-Scholar boot camp, hosted at campuses nationwide, is run by a team of student veterans, and taught by university professors and graduate students. The academic courses have a liberal arts focus…but also address the transition experience itself, and include subjects like time management and tips for getting to know professors.

JAN 29, 2016

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ESPN

REISING HELPS THOSE WHO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY

Jesse Reising’s post-football career was shattered by injury while playing in his final game at Yale. Instead of giving up on his dream, Reising developed the Warrior-Scholar Project, a landmark program for returning veterans to prepare for college.

NOV 20, 2015

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DAILY TROJAN

PROGRAM HELPS VETERANS ADAPT TO LIFE AT COLLEGE


Partnering with 11 top-tier colleges such as Yale and Vassar College, the Warrior-Scholar Project was established as a skill bridge between enlisted service to college. Even though the government provides monetary support for veterans in the G.I. Bill, it is not clear how many of them graduate from college. The Warrior-Scholar Project recognizes that receiving a degree requires not only the opportunity, but also  the ability to adjust to academia.

MAR 28, 2016

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Press Release April 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ACADEMIC BOOT CAMPS


The Warrior-Scholar Project  (WSP) today announced that it has extended the application deadline for its 2016 academic boot camps until May 15, 2016.

APR 7, 2016

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SOONER MAGAZINE

THE WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT BUILDS A BRIDGE BETWEEN MILITARY SERVICE AND HIGHER EDUCATION


The Warrior-Scholar Project  (WSP) strives to mesh the strengths of military experience with those of leading universities and focuses on building strategic skills in analytical reading and college-level writing, alongside tactical skills in such areas as note-taking, test preparation and time management.

APR 2016

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Press Release May 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN


The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is hosting an intensive weeklong academic boot camp at University of Michigan beginning May 21, 2016.

MAY19, 2016

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US VETERANS MAGAZINE

CORNELL CHRONICLE

US NEWS

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Press Release May 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

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-Scholar Project (WSP) 2016 academic boot camps for enlisted veterans. These programs, held during the summer, help facilitate enlisted veterans’ transition from the military to college.

MAY 2016

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VETERANS ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP RETURNS TO CORNELL

WSP is an intensive, one-week “boot camp” orientation to academic life. Originating at Yale University in 2012, WSP is offered at 12 universities. It debuted at Cornell last summer and will be held this summer, beginning July 23.

MAY19, 2016

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VETERANS ENLIST IN STEM - BUT STRUGGLE TO STAY


The Warrior-Scholar Program puts veterans through one- or two-week academic boot camps, where they spend 15-hour days immersed in academic life. The goals are to build their skillsets as students and boost their confidence.

MAY 20, 2016

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ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP FOR VETS TAKES PLACE AT GEORGETOWN NEXT WEEK

A weeklong program designed to help prepare enlisted military veterans for the transition to four-year colleges will take place at Georgetown next week.

Hosted by the Warrior Scholar Project (WSP), the May 28-June 5 “academic boot camp” is focused on helping veterans develop and rediscover the skills and confidence necessary to successfully complete four-year undergraduate degrees.

MAY 24, 2016

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MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY


The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is hosting an intensive weeklong academic boot camp at Georgetown University beginning May 28, 2016.

MAY 25, 2016

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MICHIGAN DAILY

UNC NEWS

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROGRAM PREPARES VETERANS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION


For the third summer since 2014, the University of Michigan hosted the Warrior-Scholar Project, a week-long summer program that provides veterans with assistance during the transition from military life to higher education.

MAY 29, 2016

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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-year undergraduate program. The program, which is conducted at 11 top national universities including Carolina, is designed to help military veterans develop or rediscover the skills and confidence necessary to successfully complete higher education opportunities.

MAY 31, 2016

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Press Release June 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT UNC CHAPEL HILL


The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is hosting an intensive weeklong academic boot camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) from June 4-12.  

JUN 1, 2016

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Press Release June 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

MILITARY VETERANS TO ATTEND ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AT YALE UNIVERSITY


The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is hosting an intensive weeklong academic boot camp at the University of North Carolina at Yale University beginning June 4, 2016.

JUN 1, 2016

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NBC NEWS 4

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.

JUN 3, 2016

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UNC NEWS

MILITARY VETERANS ATTENDING WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT BOOT CAMP AT UNC CHAPEL HILL


For the second year in a row, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is participating in the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), which is designed to help enlisted servicemen and women transition from the military to four-year higher education opportunities. WSP is hosting its one-week academic boot camp at Carolina from Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11

JUN 6, 2016

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UNC NEWS

DAILY TAR HEEL

BOOT CAMP HELPS VETERANS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL


This summer, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill participated again in the Warrior-Scholar Project — a program designed to help military veterans transition from the service and head back to school.

JUN 9, 2016

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WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT HELPS VETERANS TRANSITION TO STUDENT LIFE


For many veterans, navigating the battlefields is easy but returning to civilian life can be challenging. The Warrior-Scholar Project is a non-profit that holds weeklong academic boot camps at universities for veterans returning to school.

JUN, 2016

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THE NEWS & OBSERVER

UNC PARTICIPATES IN WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT


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-Scholar Project (WSP), a nonprofit that provides immersive week- or two-week long workshops free of charge to enlisted veterans.




JUN 12, 2016

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CHAPELBORO

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.




JUN 13, 2016

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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-Scholar Project, Service to School and Four Block Foundation—have formed a strategic partnership to help veterans successfully navigate their academic and professional careers.




JUN 21, 2016

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Press Release June 2016

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PRESS RELEASE

LA TIMES

USC HOSTS BOOT CAMP FOR MILITARY VETERANS AIMED AT EASING CULTURE SHOCK OF COLLEGE LIFE


At USC, the Warrior-Scholar Project aims to help veterans hone academic and social skills that may be lacking or forgotten, dissuading many from considering a top-tier school.




JUL 31, 2016

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OU DAILY

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.

The Warrior-Scholar Project aims to improve the odds of college success for veterans, many of whom have never set foot on a college campus or seen the inside of a classroom since high school.




JUL 29, 2016

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CORNELL CHRONICLE

CORNELL SUN

KFI AM 640

KriS Ankarlo reports on Warrior Scholar Project




USC NEWS

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.”




AUG 1, 2016

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CORNELL WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT AIMS TO EQUIP INCOMING STUDENT VETERANS


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-Scholar Project.




AUG 3, 2016

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WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PREPARES VETERANS FOR RIGOR OF LIFE AT TOP UNIVERSITIES


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-year universities.

“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.”




AUG 3, 2016

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UCHICAGO NEWS

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-Scholar Project for the second year in a row




AUG 5, 2016

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UA NEWS

ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP PREPARES MILITARY VETS FOR COLLEGE LIFE


To prepare post-9/11 veterans to the demands of an academic environment, the Warrior-Scholar Project was launched, and the University of Arizona is this week hosting more than a dozen veterans in an immersive, academic boot camp.

Earlier this year, the Warrior-Scholar Project named the UA and others, including Georgetown University, Harvard University and Yale University, as host sites for such boot camps nationwide.




AUG 8, 2016

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ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROGRAM HELPS VETS BECOME UA STUDENTS


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.




AUG 10, 2016

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KGUN 9

U OF A HOSTS ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP AIMED TO HELP MILITARY VETERANS SUCCEED IN COLLEGE


Warrior-Scholar Project is offered all over the country and now it is in our own backyard at University of Arizona.


The free project is an intense college preparatory program for military veterans to transition out of active duty service and back into society.




AUG 12, 2016

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TUSCON NEWS NOW

VETERANS ATTEND UA BOOT CAMP


Tuscon News Now presents a segment on the Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp taking place at the University of Arizona.


These boot camps are intense college preparatory programs targeted at military veterans intending to continue with higher education.





AUG, 2016

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KJZZ

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HOSTS WARRIOR-SCHOLAR BOOT CAMP


The University of Arizona this month hosted military veterans, as part of the national Warrior-Scholar Project.


It’s described as a college-prep academic boot camp for enlisted military vets who want to go back to college. The group partners with 12 universities across the country, including U of A.





AUG 18, 2016

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Press Release August 2016

PRESS RELEASE

WSP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DR. SIDNEY ELLINGTON RECEIVES 2016 AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD


Cincinatti, OH - Warrior-Scholar Project Executive Director Dr. Sidney Ellington was honored with The  American Legion’s National Education Award during the Legion’s National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 27.






AUG 29, 2016

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ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA: WARRIOR-SCHOLARS

The Warrior-Scholar Project partners with universities across the U.S. to help veterans take on the transition from the battlefield to the classroom.






NOV 1, 2016

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE

ENRICHING ACADEMIC LIFE FOR VETERANS

Corri Zoli ’91, G’93, G’04 knows intimately the paradox at the heart of America’s support for its all-volunteer military. “We often talk about ‘supporting veterans’ without really thinking about what that means,” says Zoli,  “We know very little about the veterans in our midst. We thank them for their service—but too often that’s where the conversation ends.”






WINTER 2016

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STARS AND STRIPES EDUCATION GUIDE

BOOT CAMP FOR VETERANS AIMED AT EASING CULTURE SHOCK OF COLLEGE LIFE

At the University of Southern California, the Warrior-Scholar Project aims to help veterans hone academic and social skills that may be lacking or forgotten, dissuading many from considering a top-tier school.






MAR 16, 2017

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NOTRE DAME NEWS

NOTRE DAME PARTNERS WITH BRADY QUINN TO BRING WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT TO CAMPUS

The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) was established as an introduction to the demands of college life by offering a free immersive academic boot camp hosted at American partner universities for current and former military service members who wish to pursue higher education.





APR 18, 2017

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INSIDE HIGHER ED

EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE, CELEBRATING ONE COLLEGE’S SUCCESS ENROLLING AND GRADUATING VETERANS

At Evergreen, 198 students, 5.2 percent of the total 3,787 undergraduates, are veterans. By comparison for this 2016-17 academic year, Yale has 11 undergraduate veterans, Harvard and Williams three, and Princeton one.





MAY 26, 2017

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CORNELL CHRONICLE

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT VETERANS ARE CORNELL-READY

The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) helps veterans transition from a military to university environment by providing a highly structured orientation to academic life, with an emphasis on reading, writing and the liberal arts. The project will be offered at Cornell for the third year this summer, July 23-30.





JUN 1, 2017

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NBC CONNECTICUT

YALE HOSTS ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP FOR MILITARY VETERANS

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-Scholar Project and it involves immersing recent military veterans in academic preparation courses.






JUN 5, 2017

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

YALE HOSTS ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP FOR MILITARY VETERANS

The Warrior-Scholar Project involves immersing recent military veterans in academic preparation courses.

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-year undergraduate degrees.






JUN 5, 2017

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WSBT 22

WARRIOR SCHOLAR PROJECT INTRODUCES VETERANS TO COLLEGE LIFE AT NOTRE DAME

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.






JUN 8, 2017

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SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT PUSHES VETERANS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Helping veterans navigate the transition from the military to higher education is the Warrior-Scholar Project — a one-week academic “boot-camp” hosted locally by the University of Notre Dame, which seeks to prepare veterans for a future in the academic world.

This is the first year the non-profit Warrior-Scholar Project has come to Notre Dame and the university is already planning to host the program again next year as part of Notre Dame’s Military and Veteran Initiative.

JUN 10, 2017

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SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

OUR OPINION: COOKING UP A QUALITY EDUCATION

The Warrior-Scholar Project is helping veterans transition from the military to higher education.

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.

Forty-two percent of the alumni who finish the program go on to some of the top schools in the country to continue their education, according to Sidney Ellington, the executive director of the program.

JUN 15, 2017

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THE DAILY ORANGE

ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP HOSTED BY SU HELPS VETERANS TRANSITION TO UNIVERSITY LIFE

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-Scholar Project, prepares enlisted veterans for undergraduate college coursework through seminars and workshops. The program hosted by SU will begin Sunday.


JUN 17, 2017

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KGUN 9

THE WARRIOR-SCHOLAR PROJECT HELPING MILITARY VETERANS TRANSITION FROM BATTLEFIELD TO CLASSROOM

Joshua Buck joins us to talk about The Warrior-Scholar Project which empowers enlisted military veterans by helping them transition from the battlefield to the classroom in a way that will help them maximize the educational opportunities made available to them by the GI Bill. They do this by holding intensive, immersive, academic boot camps on top college campuses across the country.

JUN  2017

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ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

ACADEMIC BOOT CAMP HELPS VETERANS ON PATH TO UNIVERSITY, CIVILIAN LIFE

The Warrior-Scholar Project, now In its second year, is aimed at helping veterans who have been out of the academic realm for years get back into the swing of school and civilian life.

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-military life.

JUN 20,  2017

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