Warrior and Scholar



By Paul Fain

Military veterans have more life experience and maturity than the average traditional-aged college student. But some say they could benefit from extra guidance as they make the transition to a residential college environment often designed for 18-year-olds.

Several start-ups are stepping in to help the large numbers of veterans attempt to adjust to campus life. One, a nonprofitdubbed the Warrior-Scholar Project, is an academic boot camp aimed at veterans who plan on attending or transferring to a 4-year college. A group of about 10 foundations and private donors pays for the project.

The up to two-week program is immersive and demanding, say both its organizers and participants. A veteran runs the sessions, which are taught by university professors and graduate students. The curriculum is designed to help participants prepare to tackle the reading lists of rigorous college courses.

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Arnaldo Rodgers
Arnaldo Rodgers is an educated Psychologist and works as a Elementary grade teacher and counselor. He is also editor of Veterans News Now and reports on all issues related to U.S. Veterans. He is dedicated to excellence and making sure all Veterans get the news they need to make sure their lives are of the highest standards possible.

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