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Warrior-Scholar Project Helps Veterans Enter Education Battle at Home

This summer, the Warrior-Scholar Project began its third year of trying to give hope to former and current service members whose academic prospects had been limited. Some left high school early or barely graduated, and most believed military life would provide their only route to professional stability.

Now they need what the program offers: a chance to learn critical academic and social lessons before entering a four-year institution.

Through the Warrior-Scholar Project, participants learn skills like “ninja reading,” how to structure academic papers and the elusive art of paring a complex scholarly theory down to a distinct argument. Perhaps more importantly, the program breathes new life into these unconventional students’ academic dreams, which for many did not extend further than a few classes at a community college or perhaps a vocational school.