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AV-248469-16

Operation Opportunity Foundation (Washington, DC 20005-3408)
Sidney Ellington (Project Director: 09/15/2015 to present)

The Warrior-Scholar Project

A weeklong academic “boot camp” grounded in humanities texts and writing assignments designed to prepare veterans for the rigors of a four-year undergraduate education, to be conducted at Yale University, Syracuse University, the University of Michigan, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
 

Founded in 2011, 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

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 4/30/2017