Military Veterans attending Warrior-Scholar Project Academic Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Military Veterans attending Warrior-Scholar Project Academic Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill

Media invited to cover national program that aids enlisted servicemen and women transitioning from the military to four-year higher education opportunities

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C.—June 6, 2016) – For the second year in a row, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is participating in the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), which is designed to help enlisted servicemen and women transition from the military to four-year higher education opportunities. WSP is hosting its one-week academic boot camp at Carolina from Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, June 11.

 

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. Twenty WSP fellows are attending the academic boot camp at Carolina this year.

 

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 program at Carolina with the Communications and Public Affairs contact listed on this media advisory.

 

WSP Background: The WSP launched its first program at Yale University in 2012 with nine participants. Since then, WSP has expanded to encompass 11 top schools, including Carolina. WSP boot camps consist of immersive academic preparation courses, assistance with academic reading and study techniques, personal advisement opportunities and one-on-one counselling that help enlisted military veterans who are returning to school and who have not been in a classroom setting for several years. The WSP has earned a track record of successfully assisting veterans in developing the skills and confidence necessary to pursue higher education opportunities.

 

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, michael.john@unc.edu