Nonprofit Warrior-Scholar Project helps veterans maximize their education opportunities
Roughly 200,000 military veterans transition into civilian life every year. Some of them go directly into the job market. But others, armed with the post-9/11 GI Bill, see a college education as the pathway to success after their military career has ended. Not so surprising given that 76 percent of post-9/11 veterans have attended some level of college before enlisting.
Transitions can be tricky, however. There is much that’s new to navigate both socially and academically. It helps to have a guide who can assist in making the jump from service to studies. That’s the goal of the non-profit Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), which is designed to “provide mentoring and other forms of guidance for enlisted service members wishing to attend four-year universities.”