Texas A&M Warrior Scholars
WSP launched its first program at Yale University in 2012 with nine participants. Since then, the program has expanded to encompass 18 of America’s top schools and will serve 275 veterans at boot camps across the country in 2019. In addition to Texas A&M, WSP graduates have gone on to enroll at institutions including Georgetown, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, Yale and Stanford.
“Under the leadership of Col. Jerry Smith since 2012, our Veterans Resource and Support Center has continued to blaze a path of excellence on behalf of our veterans,” Texas A&M Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs Daniel J. Pugh said. “Our continued partnership with the Warrior-Scholar Project is indicative of this excellence and we are pleased to serve those who have served our great nation. I am truly thankful for the WSP’s partnership and their commitment to the warrior-scholars who stand ready to exemplify their values on our campus.”
Each boot camp is run by WSP staff with a team of WSP alumni student veterans and is taught by university professors and graduate students. An intensive syllabus guides participants as they learn how to frame their ideas in an academic context, think critically, and formulate scholarly arguments. WSP officials say with the right educational support and access to top-tier universities, veterans can become the next generation of civic and business leaders.
Learn more about Warrior-Scholar Project on the organization’s website.
About Warrior-Scholar Project
Warrior-Scholar Project empowers enlisted veterans and service members to excel at four-year universities. Through intensive and immersive one- to two-week academic boot camps, participants gain skills required for success and support for the cultural shift from the military to higher education at top-tier schools. Throughout this free program, students are housed on campus, and engage in challenging discussions with accomplished professors, receiving tailored instruction on key skills like analytical reading and college-level writing. Warrior-Scholar Project is a national nonprofit with programs at public and private colleges and universities across the country. For more information, visit them online.