Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to help veterans meet their academic and career goals. All services are FREE to eligible veterans.
This program has offices in Gadsden and Anniston, but VUB staff travel regularly to serve veterans in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega counties.
Veterans can choose to participate in VUB classes or enroll in college courses. Both options are available online or in person. Program eligibility is not limited to veterans planning to attend Gadsden State.
Every veteran will be provided with an individualized action plan. VUB can provide a wide variety of services including assistance with educational benefits, academic preparation, computer skills training, financial management education and enrollment at the school of your choice. In addition, we also connect veterans with other 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
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.
Meet the Staff
|Academic Coordinator/Recruiter||Linda Morrisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Office Manager||Audra Allenemail@example.com|
|Site Manager||Darius Stevensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Site Coordinator||Haley Simsemail@example.com|
Connect With Us
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.