Veterans Upward Bound
Provides educational opportunities to veterans in upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
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Veterans Upward Bound is a program that helps veterans receive basic instruction in pre-college or HiSET/GED courses to help prepare them for college, technical, or vocational school enrollment, HiSET/GED exam and career development.
All services, books, supplies and instruction are provided FREE OF CHARGE to eligible veterans. We offer classes in Grammar, Composition, Literature, Science, Basic Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math, Probability and Statistics, Spanish, Basic Computer Skills: Word, Advanced Computer Skills: Excel, and Computer Lab.
We also offer Study Skills, Financial Aid and College Success workshops.
Veterans Upward Bound at East Tennessee State University has been in operation since September of 1980 providing educational opportunities to veterans in upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. It is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education under Title IV.
Who is Eligible
- Veterans from any of the United States armed services who served at least 181 continuous day of active duty and were discharged after January 31, 1955.
- Veterans who served less than 181 continuous days of active duty as a result of a medical discharge; was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days; or was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001; and have a high risk for academic failure.
- Veterans living in Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties in Tennessee and Scott and Washington counties in Virginia.
- Other eligibility requirements are: any discharge, other than dishonorable, and income levels that fall within federal guidelines or neither parent graduated with a four-year college degree.
How Do I Apply?
Call or Email
You can apply to our program by using our online application . Complete the form and click the submit button at the end of the form. You will need to upload copies of your DD-214, a copy of a valid driver's license or photo ID. We will then contact you promptly. If you have any questions call us at 423.439.2281 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M to 4:30 P.M.(EST), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also print the application and send it to:
Veterans Upward Bound
PO Box 70306
Johnson City, TN 37614
If you do not have an email address please call the number listed above.
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