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Military Veterans to attend Warrior-Scholar Project Academic Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill
Media invited to cover Carolina’s launch of program that aids enlisted servicemen and women transitioning from the military to four-year higher education opportunities
(Chapel Hill, N.C.—June 19, 2015) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is participating in the Warrior-Scholar Project’s program that is designed to help military veterans transition from the service and head back to school. To help ease the transition, the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is hosting a one-week academic boot camp at UNC-Chapel Hill beginning Sunday, June 21, through Saturday, June 27. WSP attendees are enlisted veterans and transitioning service members who are enrolled or planning to enroll in or transfer into a four-year undergraduate program.
Members of the media are invited to cover the academic boot camp. Because of the intense schedule of classes, workshops, discussions, and one-on-one tutoring sessions, media should coordinate an opportunity to cover the WSP at Carolina with the Communications and Public Affairs contact listed on this media advisory.
WSP launched its first program at Yale University in 2012 with nine participants. Since then, WSP has expanded to encompass 11 top schools, including UNC-CH, and the program is on track to train over 200 enlisted veterans in 2015. WSP boot camps are immersive academic preparation courses for enlisted military veterans of any skill level. Many vets who are returning to school have not been in a classroom setting for several years and are under-prepared to reach their full potential in the fundamentally different social and cultural environment of a college campus. WSP empowers veterans to develop the skills and confidence necessary to successfully pursue higher education.
Participation in the WSP is another way that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supports the military and its veterans.
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Communications and Public Affairs contact: Michael John, (919) 445-8555, firstname.lastname@example.org