Veterans Upward Bound - Tempe

Project: Research project

Project Details


Veterans Upward Bound - Tempe Veterans Upward Bound Tempe 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.
Effective start/end date9/1/178/31/22


  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $1,778,638.00


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