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Free Educational Opportunities for Military Veterans
Attention West Virginia Veterans
Veterans Upward Bound at Davis & Elkins College is a free educational program for military veterans who are low income and/or potential first generation college students.
The program prepares veterans to enter and complete any postsecondary school. The school could be a college, a vocational-technical school, or a specialty school.
The main VUB Office is located on the college campus in Elkins, WV, but services are offered in 46 of the 55 West Virginia counties. Currently, VUB staff work in the outreach locations of Charleston, Clarksburg, Elkins, Fairmont, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, and the surrounding areas. Contact the Academic advisor for your area, or stop by the main office for more information.
Free To Qualifying VeteransVeterans Upward Bound is a free educational program for military veterans. The program is sponsored by Davis & Elkins College and is a federally funded TRIO program of the U.S. Department of Education. Participants in VUB receive preparation for success at Davis & Elkins College, other colleges and universities, and a variety of post-high school educational training institutions. This enables an individual to start at any time and finish when ready to enter a postsecondary school.
Who May Participate
Veterans must have been other than dishonorably discharged and must have served for more than 180 days of continuous active duty with at least a portion after January 31, 1955. Or, they must have been discharged or released for a service connected disability after the same date.
Veteran must be a first-generation college student, meaning neither parent has a four-year Baccalaureate degree. OR Veteran must meet income guidelines established by U.S. Department of Education.
Advising, Assessments, Classes, and MoreThe program provides:
Stipends Are AvailableAll services and materials are provided free to program participants. To help offset some of the miscellaneous costs associated with attending the program, a stipend is prorated according to attendance in scheduled classes and completing required testing and paperwork. Veterans may be eligible for a stipend not to exceed $40 per month.
If you have the desire to fulfill your education goal contact the Academic Advisor for your area (listed below).
Counties: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, and WetzelWeb site: www.vubwv.org