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AV-248449-16

Operation Opportunity Foundation (Washington, DC 20005-3408)
Sidney Ellington (Project Director: September 2015 to May 2018)
Warrior-Scholar Project: University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Vassar College

Summer 2016 academic transition courses for enlisted veterans held at the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Vassar College, and a preparatory program for discussion leaders.

Founded in 2011 by Yale University graduates, the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) runs immersive academic boot camps hosted at America's top universities for enlisted military veterans. The majority of enlisted personnel exiting the military have not been in a classroom setting for several years, and find it hard to transition, being unprepared for the fundamentally different social and cultural environment. WSP helps veterans rediscover and develop the skills and confidence necessary to successfully complete 4-year undergraduate programs in higher education. WSP unlocks their educational potential and transforms the way veterans view themselves as students by introducing them to the concepts of liberty and democracy through exposure to humanities.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 4/30/2017