Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound

The purpose of the Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUB) is to provide intensive basic skills development in those academic subjects required for successful completion of a high school equivalency program and for admission to postsecondary education programs for 125 veterans. The program will also provide short-term remedial or refresher courses for  veterans who are high school graduates, but who have delayed pursuing postsecondary education. Finally, the program will assist veterans in securing support from available resources such as: the Veterans Administration, State veterans associations, and various state and local agencies that serve veterans. The goal is to develop an individualized program that fulfills the academic and personal needs of each participant.

Veterans interested in the program must:

Be honorably discharged and have served more than 180 days of active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, OR a veteran discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
Be low-income AND/OR first-generation (neither parent earned a degree from a four-year college or university.)

Participants in the program receive:

Academic Counseling

  • Academic Assessments
  • College and Course Selection
  • Study and Test-Taking Skills Workshops

Career Counseling

  • Job-Interviewing Techniques
  • Resume Workshops
  • Career Searches
  • Professional Speakers

Personal Counseling

  • Individual and Group Counseling


  • Assistance in Course Subjects
  • Computer Science

Short-Term Remedial Courses

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Foreign Language

Financial Aid

  • Scholarship Searches
  • Assistance with Completion of Applications

Field Trips

  • Visits to Educational and Cultural Sites

ALL services are free, and all information remains confidential.

For more information, contact a VUB staff member at (256) 372-4600.