Warrior-Scholar Project Prepares Veterans to Succeed in College

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — After eight years on active duty in the Marine Corps, Joseph Grillo was ready for a new challenge.  

But he also knew that a college education posed different challenges for veterans like himself than it might for the “traditional” undergraduate.  

“It’s not the academics or rigor or the late night study,” Grillo said recently. “It’s the loss of camaraderie, the fear of fitting in. Then COVID hit, and the fear only doubled: What was I stepping into? Was this going to work for me? (continued)

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