Education Programs: Dialogues on the Experience of War

Period of Performance

8/1/2017 - 7/30/2019

Funding Totals

$64,899.00 (approved)
$64,677.42 (awarded)

Soldier to Scholar Bridge Program

FAIN: AV-255537-17

East Carolina University (Greenville, NC 27858-5235)
Anna Froula (Project Director: November 2016 to February 2021)

A summer bridge program for student veterans to study and discuss historical and literary treatments of World War I and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in relation to their own military experience.

The goal of the Soldier to Scholar bridge program is to provide access to war literature and film with historical national context to 15 incoming student veterans. Content will focus on WWI and on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. NEH Discussion Leaders will comprise ECU faculty from the humanities, two consultant Modernists and American literature scholars, and the assistant director of SVS. The program will take place Monday August 7, 2017, through Friday, August 18 and provide three humanities credits to the participants, who will be guided by faculty in daily discussions. Student veteran participants will analyze humanities texts in relation to their own military experience.

Media Coverage

Grant-funded program supports student veteran (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Crystal Baity
Publication: ECU News Services
Date: 9/1/2017
Abstract: Post-program description, including quotations from participants.

Soldier to Scholar program at ECU seeks to help student veterans (Media Coverage)
Publication: WITN
Date: 8/8/2017
Abstract: Report on the beginning of the bridge program.

Grant-funded program supports student veterans (Media Coverage)
Author(s): ECU News Services
Publication: The Daily Reflector
Date: 10/29/2017
Abstract: This is the same article that ECU ran but in the local newspaper.

Pilot program helps make soldiers into successful students (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ashley Boles
Publication: WCTI
Date: 8/9/2017
Abstract: In-depth story about the program with interviews.

ECU receives grant for veteran transition program (Media Coverage)
Publication: WNCT
Date: 9/28/2017
Abstract: Report on the program featuring an interview with a participant.

Program at ECU helps veterans adjust to life on campus (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ashley Boles
Publication: WCTI
Date: 7/17/2018
Abstract: Several veterans who are fresh out of the military are getting the help they need to make the transition to student life easier. Dr. Anna Froula has designed a program at East Carolina University called Veteran to Scholar. It gives student veterans a chance to learn about campus resources, meet others in their same shoes and share experiences from serving in the military.

East Carolina University is providing college transition assistance to military veterans (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kate Capodanno
Publication: WITN
Date: 7/19/2018
Abstract: East Carolina University is providing college transition assistance to military veterans. The Veteran to Scholar Bridge Program is aimed at helping student veterans succeed before they begin their first full semester at ECU.

'Veteran To Scholar' program comes to ECU (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kara Gann
Date: 7/19/2018
Abstract: For the second year, the program "Veteran To Scholar" has come to ECU. The program is trying to make the process of transitioning from the battlefield to the classroom smoother for veteran students.

ECU program helps veterans transition to student life (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Michael Abramowitz
Publication: The Daily Reflector
Date: 7/18/2018
Abstract: After defending freedom in the most remote and hostile parts of the world, it might seem that managing the more ordinary functions of civilian life, such as attending college, would not pose much of a challenge for returning veterans. Not so for many, according to an East Carolina University professor whose new program helps veterans acclimate to the education process and campus life.