Our Mission: To Serve, Support, and Educate
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a pre-college program designed to help veterans
develop and expand the essential skills required to successfully enroll in and complete
an academic or technical college degree.
This program serves veterans in the following counties:
Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair, and Talladega
Program eligibility is not limited to veterans planning to attend Gadsden State.
We offer a range of free veteran services including assistance with educational benefits
and academic preparation to enroll at the school of your choice.
FREE Veterans Services Include:
Academic Assessment & Advisement
Educational Benefits Information
Applying for Financial Aid / Scholarships
Assistance with College Enrollment
Career Planning & Exploration
Computer Skills Training
Financial Management & Planning
Other veteran related workshops
Participation in Community Service Projects
***Eligible veterans have the opportunity to
receive a monthly stipend by participating in
weekly VUB educational activities.
Military Service Requirements:
Your DD214 must state ONE of the following:
- U.S. military veteran with a minimum of 181 days of active duty
- If less than 181 days, discharge or release is due to a service connected disability
- A member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces called to active duty
for a period of more than 30 days
- A member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support
of a contingency operation on or after September 11, 2001
- All discharges qualify except dishonorable
- All participants must qualify as income eligible (based on family income & number of dependents)
OR first generation (neither parent earned a 4-year degree)
OR high risk for academic failure
If you are unsure or do not have a copy of your DD214, we can help!
Visit any site location or email VUB at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Applications may be completed at all VUB office locations or by appointment
at a local community agency in your county.
Contact the office nearest you or email VUB for more information.
Required Application Information:
Social Security Number
Original (or copy of) DD214
Amount of Taxable Income
Parents Education Level
Meet the Staff
Through its Veterans Affairs Office, GSCC cooperates with the Veterans Administration and with students who receive V. A. benefits to ensure that the objectives of the V. A. are pursued to the fullest advantage to both parties. The policies and procedures followed by the College are explained in the College Regulations portion of this catalog. See also the information on the Alabama G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program, presented under Financial Assistance.