Sue Lister | April 24, 2017
For many military veterans, despite the challenging experiences they have faced while enlisted, stepping foot into an academic environment can be nonetheless intimidating because of the foundational academic skills required to be successful in college. The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) was established as an introduction to the demands of college life by offering a free immersive academic boot camp hosted at American partner universities for current and former military service members who wish to pursue higher education.
Fifteen active or veteran military members will spend a week at the University of Notre Dame this summer preparing for enrollment at colleges and universities around the country as Notre Dame joins more than 15 other partner universities across the country to host a WSP cohort in June.
At Notre Dame, the military scholars will engage in seminars led by University faculty and administrators on college preparation such as analytical reading and college-level writing, studying and exam preparation skill development, time management, college campus resource awareness and more.
“Notre Dame has a long and distinguished history of supporting our military,” said Hugh Page, vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs and dean of the First Year of Studies program. “Our campus has been for some time an important locus for the training of those preparing for military careers. Several of our past University presidents served in the chaplain corps. Our ROTC program graduates more military officers than other colleges, outside of the military academies. The theme ‘God, Country, Notre Dame’ is one that we embrace fully, and we see the Warrior-Scholar Project as an opportunity consistent with our mission to support and prepare military personnel for success academically and beyond.”