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Veterans Upward Bound at WSU gets $1.6 million grant

Published October 11, 2012 5:17 pm

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Weber State University has been awarded a $1.6 million federal grant to fund its Veterans Upward Bound program for another five years.

The program is one of 51 to receive such funding; 300 programs applied, according to a WSU news release.

Veterans Upward Bound serves those who are low-income or the first in their families to attend college. It provides mentoring, tutoring, counseling and pre-college academic instruction as well as support after the veteran enrolls in college. The 144 participants range from age 20 to 70.

"This is a very big deal to Wasatch Front veterans with its being the only VUB program in the state," said director Randy Wilson, according to the news release. "It means a brighter future for many veterans, some of whom are fresh out of combat and need extra support and confidence to achieve their educational goals."

Information is available at http://www.weber.edu/vetsupwardbound.