March 14, 2014
Stanford creates program to help veterans prepare for four-year universities
Veterans accepted into the new summer scholarship program will earn Stanford credits while developing critical reading, writing and research skills, and taking an academic course.
By Kathleen J. Sullivan
A new summer scholarship program at Stanford will help veterans prepare for transfer to four-year universities. (Photo: Saul Bromberger)
Stanford has created a summer scholarship program designed to boost the academic skills of veterans enrolled in community colleges who plan to transfer to four-year universities.
The new eight-week program, known as "Stanford 2 to 4: A Veteran's Accelerator," will accept 20 students this summer.
The scholarship will cover tuition and fees, private bedroom accommodations in a shared campus suite, a 14-meal per week dining plan and a $400 book stipend.
"Veterans will earn Stanford University credits while learning the important academic skills they will need to thrive in a competitive four-year university," said Jess Matthews, associate dean and director of Stanford Summer Session.
The online application deadline is March 31. The program will take place from June 21 to Aug. 17.
Students accepted into the program will take a common Writing and Rhetoric workshop, which will emphasize preparation for writing in a four-year university and help students develop critical reading, writing and research skills applicable to any area of study.
They also will choose an academic course with the help of an adviser.
The program was conceived by William Treseder, '11, who served in the Marines for 10 years, and further developed in collaboration with Summer Session, as well as Stanford alumni, current students and faculty.
Stanford Summer Session offers more than 175 courses in 35 departments in the schools of Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The website includes detailed information on Summer Session, including how visiting students may apply.