Veterans Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education grant-funded project to help military veterans prepare for and successfully complete a post secondary education. Services are free to eligible veterans and VA education benefits such as the GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation are applicable.
More specifically, the Veterans Upward Bound Program provides:
- Refresher Program: Education designed to prepare veterans for college, technical, or vocational school.
- Academic Guidance: Help to select an appropriate school and study plan.
- Referral Services: Appropriate community support agencies.
Eligibility Requirements: Any veteran meeting U.S. Department of Education requirements who has a DD 214 stating anything other than a "dishonorable" discharge is eligible for the program, regardless of age or residence.
For Grand Forks - East Grand Forks call 701-777-6465
For Fargo - Moorhead call 701-231-9706
Toll free 1-800-570-5719
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Veterans Upward Bound programs fill a special need in American higher education. In 1972, Veterans Upward Bound was created to provide a foundation of academic skills to military veterans that are preparing for post-secondary education. Today's Veterans Upward Bound projects continue their leadership in the traditional areas of service, while also embracing new technological teaching tools.
Another feature of Veterans Upward Bound is an emphasis on outreach, taking the services to veterans that live in rural, remote areas of the Dakotas. Outreach also means that Veterans Upward Bound is deeply involved in veteran and civic communities.
We live in challenging and exciting times. Some veterans start a college education soon after leaving the military, while others pursue their education goals after raising a family or building a career. NDSU Veterans Upward Bound is committed to serving all veterans through education and supportive services. We are about helping obtain a post-secondary education, be more competitve in their career field, and spark the fire of life-long learning.