The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) empowers enlisted military veterans by providing them with a skill bridge that enables a successful transition from the battlefield to the classroom; maximizes their education opportunities by making them informed consumers of education, and increases the confidence they will need to successfully complete a rigorous four-year undergraduate program at a top-tier school.
-Dan LaFlamme, United States Air Force (WSP, Yale '13)
The Warrior-Scholar Project roused both my love for learning and an unwavering ambition to succeed in college. It was, beyond any doubt, the "learn by discovery" model that was responsible. I was given undeniable proof that I didn't need to be spoon-fed my education; I could simply seize it myself with sufficient commitment to probing the outer envelope of my own knowledge and ability.
-Jared Smith, United States Army (WSP, Yale '14)
When I left the military, I viewed my educational journey in college as a vocational one: I'd take the classes, to get the degree, to get the good job. After being exposed to the classics at the Warrior Scholar Project, my eyes were opened to the value of studying the classics, even in the modern world. I realized that by studying the past, I could apply those lessons to the present day.
-Jason Shea, United States Army (WSP, Harvard '14)
This is the most challenging, effective, and INSPIRING academic experience that I have ever had. The great minds of the staff and guest lectures were the most inspiring experience. The challenges of the assignments and the help from staff were excellent. Loved everything about this program.
-Jacob Wessel, United States Army (WSP, USC '16)
Coming out of the military, one of the biggest hurdles is not knowing whether I could succeed in an environment like this,” said Wessel, who deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan. “And being here, talking to the professors that we’ve been able to talk to … you come to realize anything is possible. I can do this.