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Yale helping vets transition from military to college

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Yale University has announced it is among 12 universities taking part in the “Warrior-Scholar Project” that helps military vets make the transition into college.  The programs are held during the summer.  Yale was also a part of the program last year.Interested veterans and transitioning service members can apply until April 15, 2016; all students will receive responses by mid-April. WSP is a donor-funded program; courses are free of charge to all participants and include room and board. Participants are only responsible for travel expenses to and from the course.  Apply for a spot in the program by visiting the following link: https://warrior-scholar-project.slideroom.com/#/Login.

The program launched at Yale in 2012.  This year, the dozen schools involved will host more than 200 veterans.  The schools and dates are as follows:

University of Michigan: May 21 – May 29

Georgetown: May 28 – June 5

Yale: June 4 – June 19

UNC Chapel Hill: June 4 – June 12

Vassar: June 18 – June 26

Harvard: June 25 – July 3

Syracuse: July 9 – July 17

University of Oklahoma: July 16 – July 31

Cornell: July 23 – July 31

USC: July 23 – July 31

University of Arizona: August 5 – August 13

University of Chicago: August 13 – August 21“Post-9/11 veterans have an immense degree of untapped potential to succeed in higher education institutions and to progress on to successful careers. Yet college can be a significant challenge, even when the GI Bill and other sources of funding are helping pay tuition. To tap that potential and reduce obstacles to success, our boot camps address veterans’ misperceptions about college and build their confidence through an intense academic reorientation,” said Sidney Ellington, Executive Director of WSP. “We are proud to return to every campus that hosted us in 2015, and to welcome the University of Arizona to the Warrior-Scholar Project family this year.”

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