When metal is placed onto hot coals, it becomes malleable. A blacksmith pulls the red-hot piece of the coals and uses the necessary tools to forge the material. When someone decides to serve our nation, they undergo a similar process. They enter the military as rough, raw, and sometimes idle members of society. Day-to-day, they are hammered on, tested, and pushed to their limits. They are shaped into useful tools and hardened by their experiences. The result is a valuable, sharpened, newly appointed member of the world’s finest military.
They all eventually leave the military and go on different paths. At Warrior-Scholar Project, we help them on their path to higher education. Some come to us fearful; some have doubts, and others are confident. As forged members of society, they took the discipline hammered into them, the knowledge they acquired, and the work ethic ingrained in them and apply it towards the next chapter of their lives. This newfound passion for pursuing higher education fuels their continuing desire to succeed.
You can help fuel their fire by donating to our November giving campaign. Our goal is to raise $15,000 in November to support the incredible veterans we’re privileged to serve. View all the different ways to give this November below!