Student veterans prepare for success at Warrior-Scholar Project

July 22, 2019 | Leah Lazarz 

Warrior Scholar Project ChancellorLast 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."

WSP at Syracuse University is a collaborative effort of the OVMA and the College of Arts and Sciences. Syracuse faculty who taught during this year’s program include:

  • Tessa Murphy, assistant professor, Maxwell School
  • Mark Schmeller, associate professor, Maxwell School
  • Genevieve García de Müeller, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Andrew Cohen, professor, Maxwell School
  • Corri Zoli, research assistant professor, Maxwell School

Read the full article via the SU News website.

Spectrum News featured the WSP at Syracuse University in the segment "Warrior Scholar Project, SU, Team Up to Help Veterans."