Last week, for the fifth year in a row, Syracuse University hosted the esteemed Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), a no-cost academic boot camp for first-year student veterans.

Hosted at just 18 institutions nationwide, the WSP empowers enlisted military veterans by providing them with a skill bridge that enables a successful transition from the battlefield to the classroom, maximizes their education opportunities by making them informed consumers of education, and increases the confidence they will need to successfully complete a rigorous four-year undergraduate program at a top-tier school.

“Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be a daunting endeavor, and the transition to higher education post-service can be even more intimidating,” says retired U.S. Army Col. Ron Novack, executive director of the University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA). “The Warrior-Scholar Project plays a critical role in engaging and preparing these service members to transition successfully into higher education and succeed at universities around the U.S.”

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