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Veterans Upward Bound

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Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federally funded TRIO 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 Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair and Talladega counties.

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. In addition, we also help veterans learn how to secure support from other available resources including the Veterans Administration and local agencies who specialize in serving the veteran community.

FREE Veterans Services Include:

  • Academic Assessment & Advisement

  • Educational Benefits Information

  • Applying for Financial Aid / Scholarships

  • Assistance with College Enrollment

  • Career Planning & Exploration

  • Tutoring Services

  • 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.




Apply Today!


Visit any site location or email VUB at

Gadsden Office: 256-549-8204

Anniston Office: 256-835-5481




Meet the Staff

Title Name Email
Director Sarah Aultman
Academic Coordinator/Recruiter Linda Morris
Office Manager Audra Allen aallen@​gadsdenstate.​edu
Math Tutor Sarah Holt
Site Manager Darius Stevens
Site Coordinator Haley Sims



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Veterans Affairs

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.