Turning soldiers into scholars

NOW: Turning soldiers into scholars

NOTRE DAME, Ind – The University of Notre Dame and the Warrior Scholar Project are teaming up to help veterans go from soldiers to students.

The project is a two week session filled with college prep courses.

Through the combination of the G.I. bill and donations to the non-profit it helps veterans attend Notre Dame or 17 other schools across the country.

The other schools that are a part of the program include: Amherst College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, MIT, Princeton University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, Yale University, University of Arizona, University of Chicago, UNC  Chapel Hill, The University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Southern California.

The program’s director and former Marine Sidney Ellington said the programs goal is to train future leaders.

“If you couple a civic asset with a desire to sell, with a college preparatory track and ultimate enrollment in a top institution like Notre Dame right here in beautiful South Bend Indiana what you’ve done is you’ve turned that civic asset in a civic director” Ellington Said

Ellington also said that the program has expanded from nine students at Yale University to now partnering with 17 colleges and further expansion may be in the future.  

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