Robert R. McCormick Foundation Supports Illinois Veterans

Group photo of WSP participants from University of Chicago in 2019
2019 WSP Cohort at University of Chicago

We are excited to announce a generous gift from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to support our 2020 boot camp programming. Warrior-Scholar Project is proud to join the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and its partners in serving Illinois veterans.

Since 2015, Warrior-Scholar Project has been privileged to partner with the University of Chicago to provide a Humanities-focused academic boot camp to transitioning veterans. With the Robert R. McCormick Foundation’s support, we are continuing this collaboration in the summer of 2020, offering virtual programming that ensures student veterans are mentored, academically challenged, and equipped with the critical thinking, reading, writing, analytical, collaborative, and soft skills to navigate the cultural shift from active duty military service to academia.

About Warrior-Scholar Project

Warrior-Scholar Project empowers servicemembers as they transition from the military to higher education. We host immersive one- and two-week college preparatory academic boot camps at America’s top universities to currently serving military personnel and veterans. These academic boot camps are offered at no cost. During programming, warrior-scholars are mentored by highly successful student veterans who have transitioned from the military to college. Host institution faculty volunteer their time, and our curricula are Humanities, STEM, or Business & Entrepreneurship-focused. Through faculty-facilitated lectures, study skills workshops, writing assignments, and tutoring, warrior-scholars acquire the skills to succeed in higher education and navigate the cultural shift from active duty military service to academia.

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