Veterans Upward bound
The University of Texas at Brownsville
has been funded with a federal grant from Department of Education to
help prepare eligible Cameron County veterans to access and pursue a
program of higher education for FREE. With your support this program
will continue beyond our presently approved four-year grant.
The program will:
- Provide all support services to access a post-secondary education
- Provide intensive basic skills development in those academic
subjects required for a successful completion of a high school
equivalency program and for admission to post-secondary programs
- Assist veterans in securing support services from other local
resources, such as Veterans Affairs, state veterans services, veterans
association, and other state and local agencies that serve veterans
The TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program at the University of Texas at Brownsville is a FREE, non-credited, pre-college program federally funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-secondary Education
The primary goal of TRIO VUB is to prepare eligible veterans to enter
college, be successful in college, and to graduate from college.
Students create and utilize an Individual Education Success Plan that
details their education and career goals and the time frames to
accomplish them. Regardless, of whether a veteran wants to complete a
high school equivalency program or a bachelor's degree, individualized
and personalized attention is granted to all participants.
TRIO VUB provides 125 Cameron County eligible veterans with academic
instruction and support services every year. Classes are held on a
continuous basis throughout the year during the fall, spring and summer
semesters. Academic classes in math, composition, literature, laboratory
science, and foreign language are offered in addition to academic and
personal advisement, financial and economic literacy presentations, plus
college and career success workshops. The progarm also refers
participants to other support services on and off campus based on their
respective educational and personal need.