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August 11, 2016
Military Veterans to Attend Academic Boot Camp at the University of Chicago
Intensive program helps prepare enlisted veterans for transition from military to four-
Chicago, IL – For some military veterans, the first day of school at a new college or university is as challenging as a deployment to a foreign country. Immersion in a new culture and reintroduction to a demanding academic environment can make the transition from military to higher education difficult. To ease the transition, the Warrior-
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WSP launched its first program at Yale University in 2012 with nine participants. Since then, WSP has expanded to encompass 12 top schools, including UChicago, and is on track to host more than 230 veterans at boot camps across the country in 2016. In addition to UChicago, WSP graduates have gone on to enroll at top schools including Yale University, the University of Michigan, the University of Southern Carolina and Dartmouth College.
Each WSP boot camp is run by a team of student veterans, and taught by university professors and graduate students. An intensive syllabus composed of both classic and modern scholarly works guides participants as they learn how to frame their ideas in an academic context, think critically, and formulate scholarly arguments. Participants not only learn the subject-
UChicago hosted their first Warrior Scholar Program last summer. The program incorporated seminars taught by UChicago Professors, writing instruction led by UChicago graduate students and Writing Program faculty, and current UChicago undergraduates who served as tutors for the veterans. Fifteen veterans are on the roster to participate in this year’s program, which will increase access to resources, including a visit to the University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center.
WSP funders and private donors cover the entire cost of the program for participants, excluding travel. Student veterans attending the University of Arizona boot camp will reside in campus housing and attend lectures in various classrooms.
To learn more about the program, visit http://www.warrior-
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The University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational, culturally rich and ethnically diverse coeducational research university located in Hyde Park, Chicago. One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since its1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to its Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world. In all UChicago scholars do, they are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage knowledge to enrich all human life.
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