campus partner(s)

Warrior-Scholar Project






Special Project

award date


project director

Sidney Ellington

Warrior-Scholar Project

Grant Summary

$150,000 over 24 month to support the expansion of Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) across campuses nationwide. Founded in 2011, the WSP seeks to empower enlisted veterans by increasing their access to top tier colleges and universities across the country. Through one to two week immersive academic boot camps, WSP exposes participants to professors at high caliber institutions to give them a sense of what is possible while also equipping them with tools to help them succeed as students. WSP held its first boot camp with nine participants at Yale University in 2012. It has since grown to 15 campuses, which will collectively service over 250 participants during the summer of 2017 and will add an additional 5 campuses by 2020.