The Warrior-Scholar Project

The Warrior-Scholar Project


Diana Davis Spencer Foundation provides funding to the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), a college-sponsored preparatory program that trains enlisted and noncommissioned officer veterans in how to make the transition from military to college life.  WSP helps veterans  maximize educational opportunities by  developing  both the academic skills and confidence needed to successfully complete a rigorous four-year college degree undergraduate program.


Warrior-Scholar Project has served 737 veterans since its first program ran in 2012 and expanded from 1 campus to 15 campuses in just five years.

97% of warrior-scholar alumni from 2012-2016 who enrolled in school after participating in WSP or were enrolled at the time of their participation are still enrolled in school.

80% of our alumni are currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college degree program.

Out of those alumni currently enrolled in school, 72% are in pursuit of their Bachelor’s degree.

Out of those WSP alumni currently enrolled in a BA program, 47% are attending a US News & World Report “Top 50 Liberal Arts College or National University.” (47% far exceeds the total represented at these schools by student veterans nationwide, which barely exceeds 1% according to a study by the IVMF at Syracuse University.)