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About Veterans Upward Bound

Funded through the Department of Education as part of the TRIO programs, Veterans Upward Bound is designed to provide academic support to a minimum of 120 veterans in Southwest Virginia.

Program Mission

The mission of Veterans Upward Bound is to promote higher education among the veteran population by providing comprehensive support services designed to enhance success in both educational and career goals.

Program Motto

Serving Those Who So Proudly Served For Us!


All services provide through VUB are FREE.


  • Enrollment Assistance – assistance with college selection and applications, VPT testing prep, and transfer assistance
  • Academic Advising – guidance on program availability and course selections
  • Financial Aid Information/Assistance – assistance with the FAFSA application and scholarship applications
  • College Preparation Courses – refresher courses are available including grammar, basic math through pre-calculus, Science, and Foreign Language
  • Career Planning – career counseling, interest inventories, and job availability
  • Tutorial Services
  • Workshops – personal and academic workshops are available on an individual basis including test-taking skills, study skills, note taking, time management, resume preparation, and determining what type of learning you are.
  • Agency Referrals