Veterans Upward Bound - Tempe

Project: Research project

Description

ABSTRACT
Arizona State University requests funding for the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) grant.
The need for such a project is strong due to the target area (1) lacking the services and activities
provided by a Veterans Upward Bound and (2) having a population of low-income and potential
first-generation college Veteran students interested in postsecondary education from which to
draw. The combination of lack of adequate funding for Veteran students academic preparation
and an unstable economy prompt many veterans to consider returning to school to acquire skill
development and/or job training. Further, large numbers of veterans in the target area are low
income and potential first generation college students along with low high school graduation or
postsecondary enrollment contributes to low postsecondary enrollment rates and completion
within the target area.
The project is designed to serve 140 low-income, potential first-generation college
Veteran students from Maricopa County and northern Pinal County, the target area. VUB is the
only program in Maricopa County and northern Pinal County that will provide free intensive
academic and personal development support throughout the project year consisting of math,
English and computer literacy instruction and tutorial sessions. In addition, mentoring
specifically tailored for veterans and their special needs will be offered to participants. The
project's mission is to prepare participants to not only enter but successfully complete a program
of postsecondary education. The assurance of success for this project is greatly enhanced by
Arizona State University and community support and commitment.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/178/31/22

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $1,650,865.00

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