This is my favorite resource for those looking to get back in the classroom during or after their military service. I am WSP Alumni and have been trying to spread awareness about Warrior-Scholar Project since participating. I've been an Alumni Ambassador for Warrior-Scholar Project for about a year now and can put you in touch with the right people if you're interested. Warrior-Scholar Project is a non-profit organization that aims to help servicemembers successfully transition back into the classroom. It was founded at Yale University in 2011 and currently hosts one and two-week college prep courses for enlisted veterans (and active duty). Choose from a Humanities course, a STEM course, or a Business/Entrepreneurship course. WSP refreshes students on analytical reading, study skills, writing strategies, and more. The best part? You are boots-on-the-ground, ON CAMPUS for these courses. You have the opportunity to personally connect with professors, admissions office directors, deans, and other faculty. Current partner institutions include: Yale Harvard MIT Princeton UPenn Cornell Columbia UChicago Georgetown USC Michigan Texas A&M UNC Chapel Hill Arizona Notre Dame Pomona College Syracuse Amherst College UC Irvine Williams College CalTech My experience: I went through WSP's Humanities course at Cornell 2019. I had an awesome experience. My only expense was my travel, but WSP can work with you if needed. I flew into Ithaca, New York and got over to Cornell to be greeted by the course's 3 WSP Fellows who took care of our every need. They were current student veterans at Columbia, Michigan, and UC Berkeley and were spending the summer helping WSP hosts these courses. My class consisted of about 13 veterans and active duty guys. All branches and ranks represented, E-2 to E-9. Throughout the week, we stayed in student housing, ate at the dining hall, had access to the gym, etc. We got an official tour of campus and had the freedom to roam as we pleased. Each day, a Cornell professor taught us a seminar and we'd have valuable chat time afterwards. A couple even grabbed lunch with us. The second half of the day consisted of writing workshops from 2 Cornell English professors. We'd wrap up the day talking about transitioning back to civilian life, dealing with the VA, other educational resources, and how to adjust to being a veteran on campus. Our week concluded with a semi-formal banquet dinner with professors, deans, Cornell student veterans, and others we had met that week. My WSP class and others went out in downtown Ithaca after dinner. I met a lot of great people that week that I continue to keep in touch with today. Not to mention the skills I learned to make me a better student in higher education. Below are the dates for Warrior-Scholar Project 2021. COVID has forced some WSP courses to shift to an online format. However, the networking and skill learning opportunities are still present via virtual. Please feel free to hit me up with any questions.