General Courses FAQs
How do I apply?
Please find our application here. You will need to create a log-in and password to gain access to the portal, and then you will be able to fill out the application. We accept applications on a rolling basis until spots are filled.
When are your next courses?
We are offering a December 2020 course, and our next confirmed cycle of courses will run from May-August 2021. We recommend submitting your application as early as possible, as participants are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. If WSP is not able to place you on a course in 2021, your application will be deferred to 2022.
When will there be in-person programming?
it is our intent to have in-person programming in the summer of 2021. However, the safety of our participants, staff, and faculty is of paramount concern to WSP. We will continue to offer comprehensive and comparable virtual programming in all locations that are deemed unsafe due to COVID-19 concerns.
What is your admissions timeline?
WSP reviews applications in the order they were received.
How am I placed in a course?
Placement on your preferred course location is not guaranteed. Course placements will continue from February until May (or until all spots are filled).
Who can I contact with questions?
Contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a cost for these courses?
Warrior-Scholar Project programming is offered at no cost to veterans and enlisted servicemembers. Warrior-Scholar Project is a nonprofit organization fully-funded through donations.
I’m currently on active duty. Can I still apply?
Yes. If you are an enlisted military service member on active duty, in the reserves, or already separated you can apply for WSP. We recommend that you apply for WSP when you are about 6-12 months away from separation from the military. Past active duty participants have been granted permissive temporary duty assignments to attend WSP (this is granted at the discretion of your chain of command; if you do not receive PTAD/TDY, you will need to use personal leave).
I already started school. Can I still apply?
Yes. As long as you have not already completed a bachelor’s degree, you can still apply for WSP. Please keep in mind, WSP is designed for veterans who are at the beginning stages of their transition to college or veterans who have started a 4-year bachelor’s degree program, but feel they are in need of WSP’s academic training and transition support in order to be successful finishing their degree.
I already have my bachelor's degree and would like to pursue a master’s and/or Ph.D. Can I participate in WSP?
Unfortunately, no. WSP is only available to individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree.
Can I participate in a WSP course at a school that I do not plan on attending?
Yes. We encourage our warrior-scholars to choose courses for the overall experience and adapt the skills they learn at WSP to the college that is best for them. If you want to apply to one of our host institutions, great! However, you are certainly not required or expected to do so.
Are all of the courses the same?
For the most part, yes. Students will learn the same skills regardless of the course they attend. There will be slight differences in the overall experience from campus to campus since each school has unique offerings and experiences.
I participated virtually in 2020. Am I eligible for a non-virtual course in 2021?
Yes. Participants who participated in a virtual course in 2020 are given preference for the next available in-person course.
On-Campus Programming FAQs
Do I have to pay for housing and meals on campus?
No. We provide room and board on campus at each of our courses as well as books and course materials. Students ARE responsible for transportation expenses to and from the course.
What if I can’t afford the travel to my course?
In an effort to be a socially just organization, we understand there may be extenuating circumstances in which travel costs make WSP inaccessible to some student veterans. If this is the case for you please contact WSP as we have a small grant to help fund travel for student veterans that are in need. Please note you may have to provide documentation of your individual need and we cannot guarantee travel funds for any WSP participant.
If I come to a course, do I have to stay on campus in the WSP provided housing?
Yes. Our courses are designed to be an immersive experience. The course schedule is very rigorous and we often work until late in the evening, and it is the most practical for students to stay on campus.
Virtual Programming FAQs
What time zone will virtual programs run in?
Virtual programs will operate in all continental US time zones, and we will do our best to accommodate your time zone preferences.
Can I participate in a boot camp while I’m deployed?
We do not advise that participants continue to work their full-time jobs during a boot camp, and deployment is a full-time job. We also cannot facilitate PTAD requests to delay a deployment. To be considered for one of our programs while on deployment, you need to have the full support of your chain of command. In those instances, we will review on a case-by-case basis.
Because of COVID-19 and quarantine procedures, I won’t have a completely private space for programming and/or the required technology or resources for programs and/or I have childcare responsibilities to take care of during this time. Can I still participate?
We understand that this public health crisis brings with it unforeseen challenges that may not have been present when you applied for WSP. Please reach out to the outreach and admissions team at email@example.com to let us know about any concerns, limitations, or questions you may have about your ability to participate in a program.
What can I expect from the WSP virtual programming experience?
We strive to provide the same WSP experience whether you attend a virtual program or an on-campus one. You'll learn the same curricula from host institution faculty and WSP student veteran alumni fellows, just in a virtual environment. Students from our 2020 virtual courses rated their experience just as highly as our on-campus students have. You can view the data from summer 2020 virtual programs here.