WSP Summer 2016 Programs Kick Off
May 26, 2016
The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) offers a series of "academic boot camps" at top-tier university campuses across the US each summer. These boot camps are offered free of charge to enlisted military veterans who have made the decision to go back to school after leaving service. The WSP's academic boot camps help student veterans prepare to enter college and begin a rigorous, four-year academic curriculum in pursuit of a degree.
Military veterans are civic assets. They are leaders, problem-solvers, and team builders. They have a wealth of experience and technical skill, but often underestimate their own academic potential and lack the confidence they will need to exceed in higher education. To tap that potential, WSP addresses veterans misconceptions about college and builds their confidence through an intense academic reorientation.
Our Warrior-Scholars learn the same "ninja reading" techniques that are used by college professors and are taught college-level writing skills by university writing instructors. They are taught "tactical level" skills needed for college such as note-taking, test preparation, and time management. They participate in evening discussion seminars on transitional issues vets face when moving back into civilian life in a college environment. Finally, they become part of an continuous post-program alumni support group for the remainder of the time they are in college.
The growing list of campuses that host WSP academic boot camps includes Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Cornell, USC, Oklahoma, U-Chicago, UNC, Syracuse, Vassar, University of Arizona and University of Michigan. Students stay in the host university's dorms, take their meals in the university dining hall, sit in campus classrooms and participate in classes led by host university professors. Students are not required to apply to or be enrolled in any particular college prior to attending one of the WSP campus boot-camps. All they need is a desire to attend college and a willingness to work hard during the WSP course. WSP covers all costs of the boot camps (excluding travel) associated with the host university program.
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