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Veterans Upward Bound

TRIO Programs (TRIO)

Veterans Upward Bound
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Veterans Upward Bound is a program that helps veterans receive basic instruction in pre-college or GED courses to help prepare them for college, technical, or vocational school enrollment, 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.

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East Tennessee State University is a drug free campus

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.

Veterans living in Carter, Greene, Hamblen, 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 423.439.2281
8:00 A.M.... to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment at a location most convenient to you.

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