Veterans Day Resource: Warrior-Scholar Project

On the 10th anniversary of Warrior-Scholar Project, our alumni speak out about the impact WSP has had on their lives and their higher education journeys.

From WSP Website:


Our vision is to ensure that every degree-seeking enlisted veteran and transitioning service member succeeds in their pursuit of higher education and beyond.


To propel enlisted veterans and service members towards success in higher education and beyond through transformative programming that advances skills, builds confidence, and forges lasting connections.


In partnership with the nation’s top colleges and universities, Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) hosts intensive and immersive one and two-week college-preparatory academic boot camps for enlisted veterans and transitioning service members. Boot camps are offered in three disciplines: Humanities, STEM, and Business & Entrepreneurship.

Through faculty lectures, workshops and research projects, tailored assignments, and one-on-one tutoring, warrior-scholars acquire the skills to succeed in higher education and navigate the cultural shift from military service to college.

Throughout the course, warrior-scholars are mentored by student veterans who have successfully transitioned from the military to college.

WSP also offers workshops tailored to address the unique needs of veterans enrolled in community colleges and targeted programming for marginalized veterans, such as our Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues. All programming is provided at no cost.


At WSP, we strive to provide inclusive support and skill bridge programming to ensure the success of veterans in higher education. We believe that the diverse experiences of enlisted service members and veterans provide them with unique skills that can propel them to succeed in higher education and beyond. We believe that all veterans should have access to higher education, and we are committed to working to address the educational gap that exists for minority service members and veterans.

The CEO of WSP is TFA alum, Ryan Pavel (Detroit ’12).

Find out more on the WSP website