The Wayne State University Office of Federal TRIO was recently awarded a five-year, $2,113,975 grant for the Veterans Upward Bound Program.
The program is designed to increase the rates at which motivated low-income and first-generation veterans improve standardized test scores, enroll in college-level courses and earn baccalaureate degrees at institutions of higher education. The program provides academic instruction and “warrior-to-student” transition services to veterans residing in the city of Detroit and in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.
Veterans Upward Bound serves motivated low-income and first-generation veterans without a four-year college degree who have served in the Gulf War or the Iraq or Afghanistan conflicts. Eligible veterans include:
• Individuals who have served on active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Services for a period of more than 180 active service days and have been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable
• Individuals who have served on active duty as a member in the U.S. Armed Forces and have been released due to a service-connected disability
• Individuals who were a member of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces and were called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days
• Individuals who were a member of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation on or after Sept. 11, 2001
Veterans Upward Bound provides noncredit academic instruction in traditional classroom settings on campus, online and in distance-learning formats. Veterans learn in an outcome-based, pre-college curriculum with a mastery learning approach. The core curriculum includes English composition and literature, mathematics through pre-calculus, physical science, Spanish language, college entrance test preparation, computer technology, financial literacy, and study skills. Career planning, college student success and veterans educational benefit workshops are also provided.
For more information about the Wayne State University Veterans Upward Bound Program, contact Interim Director Ewart Jarrett at 313-577-7782 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Office of Military Veterans Academic Excellence at 313-577-9180.