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Workshop for veterans eases transition to college

Two-week immersive program at U of A
Posted: 6:29 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-17 01:20:41Z

Veterans are getting the chance to brush up on their school work with a free immersive workshop being held at the University of Arizona. 

Fifteen enlisted veterans are transitioning from the battlefield to the classrooms through the Warrior-Scholar Program. This is the third year the program is being held at UA.

The two-week program started July 13 and will run through July 29. 

KGUN spoke with a veteran named Julian, who has always wanted to go to college. 

"In my 5th grade yearbook they asked me what I was going to be when I grew up and I wrote mechanical engineer," Julian said.

After 6 years in the army, he's working to be just that. The Warrior-Scholar Program is setting him up for success - covering topics from humanities to STEM. 

Many of the veterans will apply to four year universities.

 

 

Julian says he hopes to attend Stanford. 

"The habits that I'm learning, and the participation, and all the things that we're learning in the classroom here, those will affect my performance throughout my college experience," Julian said. 

UA is one of 17 campuses across the country giving veterans this unique opportunity. The program has a 99 percent graduation rate. 

For more information about the Warrior-Scholar Program or to apply, click here